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Straight Jacket Lyrics

from Affirmation

"Straight Jacket" is track #10 on the album Affirmation. It was written by Vettese, Peter / Howard, Felix / Knight, Beverley /.
"Straight Jacket" is track #10 on the album Affirmation. It was written by Vettese, Peter / Howard, Felix / Knight, Beverley /.

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Why, why can't you be happy for me?
Now I've found someone who'll put up with me
I'm no little girl, I'm the woman you raised
I need some answers

You got me fazed with your prejudice
Was there something I missed
When you told me you love me?

You want me in your straight jacket
You won't accept me without it though
You know it's the one I've outgrown
You want me in your straight jacket
You'll never close me in your brackets
Don't you realize you're out on your own?

Please, please understand my choice
Why you trying to stifle my voice?
I sympathize with the way that you feel
But time stops for no one and you're standing still
And nothing grows under a shadow
I'm sorry, it's not my story

You want me in your straight jacket
You won't accept me without it though
You know it's the one I've outgrown
You want me in your straight jacket
You'll never close me in your brackets
Don't you realize you're out on your own?

I'm sorry that my life didn't turn out as you meant
Nothing is an accident, it's all just in the script
It's something to accept, I know you won't admit
You only hurt yourself, I can't do this by myself

'Cause we've been banging our heads
On the same piece of the same wall
At the same time for far too long now
And nothing lasts forever, so what else is new?
You held us all together, we're all waiting for you

You want me in your straight jacket
You won't accept me without it though
(You won't accept me)
You know it's the one I've outgrown
(It's the one I've outgrown)

You want me in your straight jacket
(Straight jacket)
You'll never close me in your brackets
[Incomprehensible]
Don't you realize you're out on your own?
(On your own)

You want me in your straight jacket
(Straight jacket)
You won't accept me without it though
(Please, please)
You know it's the one I've outgrown

You want me in your straight jacket
(Oh no)
You'll never close me in your brackets
(Oh no)
Don't you realize you're out on your own?

Songwriters
VETTESE, PETER / HOWARD, FELIX / KNIGHT, BEVERLEY /

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