Verse 1

Don't you dare feel you're anything less than pure.

You never harmed a soul and derived pleasure.

You have goodness in you that you might treasure.

Chorus 1

You made mistakes, gave in to lust,

You chose the wrong person to trust,

But you have to forgive yourself like you must.

Verse 2

Don't you dare feel you're left only with darkness.

You light up people's worlds just to see them smile.

You have shed enough tears to create a Nile.

Chorus 2

You have to shake away the rust,

You'll find your core behind your crust,

And you have to forgive yourself like you must.

Bridge

You have to remember,

What you did wrong

Does not define who you are.

Let go of December,

You've cried too long,

And sprinkled salt on your scar.

Now forgive yourself, it's only just.

Forgive yourself like you must.

Chorus 3

You made mistakes, gave in to lust,

You chose the wrong person to trust,

But you have to forgive yourself like you must.

You have to shake away the rust,

You'll find your core behind your crust,

And you have to forgive yourself like you must.

Yes, you have to forgive yourself like you must.