"This Perfect World" by Freedy Johnston is one of those songs that is both powerfully heartbreaking and healing all at once. It's up for grabs if the character speaking in the song receives the forgiveness he wants, but clearly this song captures a moment that breaks through past hurts and as he stands vulnerable and naked in the presence of the one (a daughter?) who he has avoided as she has avoided him.
You oughta see your faceYou oughta hear your voiceLast time I was hereI wouldn't turn aroundYou oughta lock that doorSomebody might get inDidn't I teach you that
This perfect worldSo blue I can't begin to sayThis perfect worldI know I never should have gone awayBut I still deserve to say goodbyeNo matter what I've done
I see her in your faceHear her in your voiceLast time I was hereThey found her in the lakeYou oughta see my scarYou think I'm made of stoneDidn't you tell me that
This perfect worldSo blue I can't begin to sayThis perfect worldThey say that soon I will be gone awayBut I still deserve to say goodbyeNo matter what I've done
Now I've gone around it's far too lateAnd these pills won't even let me cryNo one knows you even when you're goneBut I still deserve to say goodbyeNo matter what I've doneNo matter what I've done
You oughta see your faceYou oughta hear your voiceLock this after me
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