Family Portrait

family portrait

Written by Pink and Scott Storch.


 
Uh, uh, some deep shit
Uh, uh, look alright?
Right, right?
Oh, oh, oh, oh-oh
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Momma, please stop cryin’
I can’t stand the sound
Your pain is painful
And it’s tearin’ me down

I hear glasses breaking
As I sit up in my bed
I told God you didn’t mean
Those nasty things you said

You fight about money
‘Bout me and my brother
And this I come home to
This is my shelter

It ain’t easy growing up in World War III
Never knowin’ what love could be, you’ll see
I don’t want love to destroy me
Like it has done my family

Can we work it out? (Can we?)
Can we be a family? (Can we?)
I promise I’ll be better (I promise)
Mommy, I’ll do anything (I’ll do anything)

Can we work it out?
Can we be a family?
I promise I’ll be better
Daddy, please don’t leave

Daddy, please stop yellin’ (Stop)
I can’t stand the sound
(Can’t stand the sound)
Make mama stop cryin’
‘Cause I need you around
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

My mama she loves you (I know it)
No matter what she says, it’s true
I know that she hurts you
But remember I love you too

I ran away today
Ran from the noise (Ran away)
Don’t wanna go back to that place
But don’t have no choice, no way

It ain’t easy growin’ up in World War III
Never knowin’ what love could be, I’ve seen
I don’t want love to destroy me
(I don’t want it to)
Like it did my family

Can we work it out?
(Can we work this out?)
Can we be a family? (No)
I promise I’ll be better (I promise)
Mommy, I’ll do anything
(I’ll do anything to keep you there)

Can we work it out?
Can we be a family?
I promise I’ll be better
(I promise, I promise)
Daddy, please don’t leave
(Stay)

In our family portrait
(In our family portrait)
We look pretty happy
(We look pretty happy)
Let’s play pretend
(Let’s play, let’s play)
Let’s act like it comes naturally
(Let’s play pretend)

I don’t wanna have to split the holidays
(Oh-oh)
I don’t want two addresses
(Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
I don’t want a step-brother anyways
And I don’t want my mom to have
To change her last name

In our family portrait (Oh, oh)
We look pretty happy
(No, no, no, no, no, no)
We look pretty normal
(La, la, la, la, la, la)
Let’s go back to that

In our family portrait
We look pretty happy
Let’s play pretend
Act like it goes naturally

Can we work it out?
(Family portrait)
Can we be a family?
(Pretty happy)
I promise I’ll be better
(Pretty normal)
Mommy, I’ll do anything
(Let’s go back to that)

Can we work it out?
(In our family portrait)
Can we be a family?
(Pretty happy)
I promise I’ll be better
(Let’s play pretend)
Daddy, please don’t leave
(Oh let’s go back, oh let’s go back to that)

Can we work it out?
(In our family portrait) (Remember the days?)
Can we be a family?
(Pretty happy) (Remember the days?)
I promise I’ll be better
(Pretty normal)
Mommy, I’ll do anything
(Let’s go back to that)

Can we work it out?
(In our family portrait)
Can we be a family?
(Pretty happy)
I promise I’ll be better
(Pretty normal) (Pretty, pretty happy)
Daddy, please don’t leave
(Please, go back to that) (Let’s go back!)

Don’t leave, don’t leave
Daddy don’t leave, daddy don’t leave

Daddy don’t leave
Daddy don’t leave
Daddy don’t leave
Turn around please

Oh my
Remember that the night you left?
You took my shining star

Daddy don’t leave
Daddy don’t leave
Daddy don’t leave
Don’t leave us here alone

Mom will be nicer
I’ll be so much better
I’ll tell my brother
Oh, I won’t spill the milk at dinner

I’ll be so much better
I’ll do everything right
I’ll be your little girl, forever
I’ll go to sleep at night

Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Huh, hah, hah-ah, yeah

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