Everyone tries
to push me around
to lean on me
to tell me what to do

I’m not having it
I do what I think is right
no matter what anyone else thinks

You want to advise me?
I’ll listen
But, let me make one thing perfectly clear
I’m the boss of me!

Everyone tries
to control me
to take away my freedom
to expunge my independence

If I don’t want to do something
I’m not going to do it
Nothing you can say can make me change my mind
What part of NO don’t you understand?

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