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This Is Me

By Bryan St. John

I wasn't convinced by the media hype,
And I know I don't fit the stereotype,
Why can't you understand?
Why won't you understand?
This is me,
This is the way I always will be.

I know it's hard,
I saw when I told you it hit you like a shard,
All I want is acceptance,
At least by you if not others by chance,
Why can't you understand?
Why won't you understand?
This is me,
This is the way I always will be.

I am your son and I am gay,
You accept who I am but not what I am why must you make it be that way?
I love you with my heart and sole,
But if this keeps up I'd rather go,
With only two more years Until I move,
You know what I want your love to prove,
Why can't you understand?
Why won't you understand?
This is me,
And this is the way I always will be.

I'm tired of your excuses,
I know I'm not confused,
Mom if you love me,
You can understand,
You will understand,
This is me,
This is the way I always will be.


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