Verse 1

I close my eyes, and images in black and white start.

Your rattling screams seem to tear my core apart.

You're yelling at him for something stupid that he said.

You say you'll divorce him and live with your parents instead.

Verse 2

It's night again, one of my nightmares will soon start.

How will I ever trust somebody with my heart?

Every night, as the clock ticks on and the lights turn dim,

I wonder, when I'll move out, are you really gonna leave him?

Chorus

And I know I can do nothing to heal this scar.

But I never wanna be anything like you, mother.

I wanna be in love with the guy whom I'll marry.

I don't care if he doesn't have a Ph.D, or a BlackBerry.

I want the ring on my finger even when I'm sleeping in my grave.

I wanna take a chance and love him like crazy, I wanna be brave.

I love you, I respect you, but I don't wanna be how you are.

I never wanna be anything, anything like you, mother.

Verse 3

I close my eyes, and he's always standing right there.

And I know it's an amazing life that we'll share.

But the picture turns grey sometimes and I get scared.

Will I be a good wife, or terrible? How would I have fared?

Chorus

And I know I can do nothing to heal this scar.

But I never wanna be anything like you, mother.

I love you, I respect you, but I don't wanna be how you are.

I never wanna be anything, anything like you, mother.

Bridge

And my kids are not gonna cry cause they think their parents are gonna split,

When in reality they stay together and just fight, instead of even trying to fix it.

No, this is something that I learnt from you, mother-

I've gotta stop a silly fight from dragging on way too far.

Cause I realize I'll just be hurting everyone that way.

I love him, I have him, we can all be happy every day.

Chorus

And I know I can do nothing to heal this scar.

But I never wanna be anything like you, mother.

I wanna be in love with the guy whom I'll marry.

I don't care if he doesn't have a Ph.D, or a BlackBerry.

I want the ring on my finger even when I'm sleeping in my grave.

I wanna take a chance and love him like crazy, I wanna be brave.

I love you, I respect you, but I don't wanna be how you are.

I never wanna be anything, anything like you, mother.