Verse 1

You never pat yourself on the back for all

Your hard work,

And the effort that you give.

You bring yourself down, beat yourself up

Over little things,

Well, that's no way to live.

Pre-Chorus

If only there was a way to make you see,

You can never do everything perfectly.

Chorus

You can only strive for perfection-

Something that you always do.

So why burden yourself with tension,

And keep on singing the blues?

Girl, you can never have every single

Item on your wish list checked,

But if you can be happy with what you get,

Your life will be pretty darn perfect.

Verse 2

You worry compulsively over trivial things,

Imagining situations

Which are unlikely to happen.

You miss out on the tiny little joys of life

With how you focus on

Little problems again and again.

Pre-Chorus

If only there was a way to make you see,

You can never do everything perfectly.

Chorus

You can only strive for perfection-

Something that you always do.

So why burden yourself with tension,

And keep on singing the blues?

Girl, you can never have every single

Item on your wish list checked,

But if you can be happy with what you get,

Your life will be pretty darn perfect.

Bridge

An amazing person like you

Deserves to be so much happier than you are.

You're one of those rare people

That nobody wants to see end up with a scar.

But you create your own problems in your mind.

It breaks my heart when I see you cry every time.

Wish there was a way to undo whatever you find is wrong,

Wish there was a way to teach you to stay strong,

Wish there was a way to make you see,

You can never do everything perfectly.

Chorus

You can only strive for perfection-

Something that you always do.

So why burden yourself with tension,

And keep on singing the blues?

Girl, you can never have every single

Item on your wish list checked,

But if you can be happy with what you get,

Your life will be pretty darn perfect.