From the album The Well Traveled Unknown
Before you knew right from wrong
Before you knew how to speak
Back when your life seemed so, so long
Back when you still looked up to me.
Do I keep you safe for as long as I can?
Or do I see your scars as part of some bigger plan?
What do I do to do right by you?
Everything worth learning you’ll find out on your own
Everytime you get cut down, it’s time for you to grow
If you learned from my mistakes, think of all you’d know
But you won’t...you gotta do it on your own.
For all the times that I been burned
Until I could not feel the flames
If it weren’t for all the painful lessons I learned
I wouldn’t be the same.