It Hurts to Be Strong Lyrics

Broadway Production 1988
Carrie: the Musical - It Hurts to Be Strong Lyrics

Sue:
I USED TO THINK I KNEW THEM
WE WERE AS CLOSE AS PEOPLE COULD BE
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THEM?
BETTER YET, WHAT'S HAPPENED TO ME?
DID I CROSS SOME LINE BY SPEAKING MY MIND?
IN MY HEART I KNOW I'M NOT WRONG.
I JUST NEVER KNEW, IT HURTS TO BE STRONG.
I HAD A PERFECT CHILDHOOD
I ALWAYS FELT AT HOME IN A CROWD
I DID THE THINGS A CHILD WOULD.
I SANG ALONG, BUT NEVER TOO LOUD
THEN I MADE A CHOICE BY RAISING MY VOICE
NOW I'M ALL ALONE IN MY SONG
YOU KNOW HOW THAT FEELS?
IT HURTS TO BE STRONG.
I KNOW TWO PLUS TWO
I KNOW FALSE FROM TRUE
I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO
WHEN BRIDGES BURN
I GUESS YOU'VE GOTTA LEARN
SO I'LL LEARN.
MAYBE I'VE DONE SOME STRANGE THINGS
SOONER OR LATER EVERYONE DOES
I WASN'T TRYING TO CHANGE THINGS
I LIKED MY LIFE THE WAY THAT IT WAS
BUT I CAN'T CONCEAL THE WAY THAT I FEEL
SO I WIND UP PLAYING THE FOOL
THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS YOU DON'T LEARN IN SCHOOL
IF I STAND APART AND FOLLOW MY HEART,
WILL I EVER TRULY BELONG?
IT'S HARD TO BE SURE
IT HURTS TO BE STRONG.

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