I'm the girl you take home to mama
right before you bring her your future wife
The one you brought to your cousin's wedding
but forgot to invite to your own.
I should have forgotten about forever
because I"m never more than expectation
And I'm trying to refrain from being jaded
But we both know I'm the same girl again.
I don't know what my expectations are
(Self delusion and hope springs eternal in youth)
when I'm the secret you try to have
right before you learned which were yours to keep.
I should know better than forever
because I'm always short of expectations
And I'm sitting at the bar Jaded
Because I'm the girl singing the same refrain.
I'm the last grasp at youth
while you make the step into maturity
and the last coat you shed
from the days of foolish youth
Forever knows you better than I
and expectations know me better than you
One last Jaded cigarette for now
Refraining from looking for the next boy.