selfish girl lyrics – devon

i am what i hate
now i hate who i am

i torture animals
so i can have shiny, bouncy hair
blinding rats and rabbits
so my mascara is safe to wear

i pay children seven cents an hour
to make my designer jeans
nine years old, sixteen hours
behind those sewing machines

and it doesn’t seem to bother me
i am only concerned with my personal needs
and it doesn’t occur to me
that everything i do
affects something, someone, somewhere out there
in the world
i’m a selfish girl

i throw away more food in a day
than most people eat in a week
i allow myself the luxury of starving
because thin is in, and i have the choice

i stand by allowing crime to happen
cause i don’t want to strain my voice
i don’t want to get involved
because, hey, it’s not my problem to solve

and it doesn’t seem to bother me
i am only concerned with my personal needs
and it doesn’t occur to me
that everything i do
affects something, someone, somewhere out there
in the world
i’m a selfish girl

there are so many things wrong in the world
it’s hard to not be part of the problem
but i have to be responsible
i have to bear the blame
because everywhere i turn
i am causing someone else’s pain
i don’t want to cause anybody else’s pain

and it definitely bothers me
that i’ve only been concerned with my personal needs
and it finally occurred to me
that everything i do
affects something, someone, somewhere out there
in the world
i don’t want to be a selfish girl

i just take, take, take, take, take, take
from this world
i don’t want to be a selfish girl
i don’t want to be a selfish girl

/ devon lyrics