Why can't I be that star in the sky
That you look so hard to find?
Why can't I be that glow in your eyes
The happy thoughts running through your mind?

Why can't you see all the good that I've done?
Why can't you see how I'm trying?
Why must you see all the things I've done wrong?
Why must you hold them against me?

Why can't I be the reason you laugh,
The reason you're smiling so broadly?
Why can't I be the one you think of?
Why can't it just be me?

Why can't you see all the work I put in?
Why can't you see my pain?
Why must you see the anger in my eyes
From which I'm trying to refrain?

Why can't I be the one you talk of
When you meet your friends at work?
Why can't I be the one you're proud of,
Though sometimes I feel that's absurd.

I wish I was the special one
Who could bring joy to your eyes.
I wish I could be everything
That you wanted me to be.