Torn stockings, my toes are peeking.
Worn mockings, my fists are clenching.
Used to see in monochrome,
Technicolor’s the epitome.
They told me I should be more sensitive.
But my brain-waves are far too talkative.
They told me to stop my running.
But my feet are way too cunning.
They said I have to be a girl.
But I want so much to conquer the world.
They want me to watch my mouth.
But I’m not from way down south.
They told me I need to feel.
But I have full control of the wheel.
They told me to get off the cloud.
But I can’t hear, they’re way too loud.
They said that I’m in denial.
But lookie here, I’m smiling for miles.
They sneer and say that I’ll grow up.
But I’m the one mopping their throw-up.
They tell me that it’s just a phase.
But I won’t cater to their ways.
They say that I’m somewhat too rare.
But it’s not my fault that I don’t care.
They want me to erase my grin.
But fuck that, smiling’s not a sin.
They tell me to look good for the pics.
But that’s just not how I get my kicks.
They say that I’m way too objective.
But that is just my spin on perspective.
They want me to wear a dress.
But I’m not a damsel in distress.
They want me to stop the playing.
But what for, it’s not like I’m straying.
They want me to go by the book.
But I’m perfectly fine, stop giving me that look.
They said that I’ll never be happy.
But I’m laughing so stop being yappy.
They don’t want me to do the dance.
But that’s just cause I’ve seen their underpants.
They say that one day I’ll go under.
But that’s just cause I’ve stolen their thunder.
They want me to quit the sensation.
But they just haven’t felt the elation.
They want me to be more serious.
But shoot me, I’m just so curious.
They tell me I’m too rock and roll.
But that’s because they’ve lost their soul.
They say I’m too bohemian.
But it’s not like I’m a deviant.
They leer at me and start to stare.
But speak to me, they do not dare.
They said I’m far too stuck up.
But I say just shut the fuck up.
Bob Dylan sang it best.
Don’t let your soul rest.
You folk, don’t be a-mangin’.
For the times, they are a-changin’.