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Verse One:
I’ll let you walk slightly ahead
I will humbly follow
You can outshine me
I’ll make sure I’m always a step behind
You can take first place
Second can be all mine
You wear the make-up and I’ll go bare
Go ahead be beautiful; I’ll be slightly unattractive

Chorus:
You can be alpha
I can settle for being beta
You can be the queen
I don’t mind being a subject
Just don’t take your friendship away
Because without you, I’m a nothing

Verse Two:
Afraid of not being like you
Afraid of being yellow when you are blue
Fear sets in when you look at me as if my friendship doesn’t matter
Fear made my usual confident steps turn into a mere pitter-patter
Fear that one day you’ll reject me once you see how I’m so unworthy

Chorus

Bridge:
I’m glad to be your sidekick
Proud to be your Robin
Okay with you and me and not me and you
Because I realized 2nd place doesn’t really mean you lost the race

Chorus 2x’s





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bound4life4ever This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 15, 2010 at 7:09 pm
is this about how one friend follows the other cuz he/she is more poular? even if its not thats wat i thoughtof and i really like it!!! i used to have a bestie i would follow..then i stoped. i want to be myself in life nd i want ppl to like me for me...not for a zerox copy of her
 
JLovely2011 replied...
Mar. 18, 2010 at 1:03 am
I'm so glad you like it! Thanks for 4 the comment. It is about someone who follows a popular person. Unfortunately that used 2 me until I realized who I was
 
bound4life4ever This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 18, 2010 at 6:15 pm
it happens to the best of us=( wat happened w. u? we should swap stories... ill tell u mine u tell me urz=)..gabby by the way. short for gabriella
 
Milo! said...
Mar. 12, 2010 at 9:38 pm
I really love this. I really like how everyone can relate to this. I hope you keep writing, because this is great. You should check out some of my stuff. I think you would like it.
 
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