Verse 1

I'm surrounded by people who want nothing more

Than to see me hurt and crying, running out the door.

But they won't let me leave, I'm trapped inside,

They want to see me staring helplessly at the exit sign.

Pre-chorus

And they want to see a look of hurt in my eyes.

They don't know that I realize

Chorus

There will be situations beyond my control,

When people will try to rip out my heart and my soul,

And knock me down to the ground with cruel words.

Don't they know it's a sin to kill mockingbirds?

They can't send me running like a scared little mole.

I'm ok being in situations beyond my control.

Verse 2

They want to make me scared, feeling insecure,

But I'm not, I know I'll be ok, cause my heart is pure.

Yes I know the world is a cold and unfair place.

But it's up to me whether I'll wear a smile on my face.

Pre-chorus

And they want to see a look of hurt in my eyes.

They don't know that I realize

Chorus

There will be situations beyond my control,

When people will try to rip out my heart and my soul,

And knock me down to the ground with cruel words.

Don't they know it's a sin to kill mockingbirds?

They can't send me running like a scared little mole.

I'm ok being in situations beyond my control.

Bridge

Nothing lasts forever.

This situation won't last much longer either.

Anytime now it'll be over.

And I'll be at my home, so safe, so cozy, so far!

Pre-chorus

And they want to see a look of hurt in my eyes.

They don't know that I realize

Chorus

There will be situations beyond my control,

When people will try to rip out my heart and my soul,

And knock me down to the ground with cruel words.

Don't they know it's a sin to kill mockingbirds?

They can't send me running like a scared little mole.

I'm ok being in situations beyond my control.