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You expect me to smile and I do
You want me to laugh and I do
You show me how to act
in front of all of you

But there’s no applause and
neither praise for me
when I remember the right lines
when I am who you want me to be

But I realise at night
when you are asleep
that’s not me
It will never be

Ripping the masks off my face
I’ve dreamt of it more than once
Showing the world who I am
without feeling scared anymore
I tried, tried and tried
But I can’t

I just can’t