It’s hard to break free of what you’re supposed to be

When the steps are so clearly laid out on how to be “me”

Years spent mastering Miss Independent with a sign of boss

Yea, I paid the price plus a steep interest rate on the cost

And now I’m noticing the side effects of keeping my heart locked away

There’s a lot washing ashore as a result of keeping my softer side at bay

Trying to reverse thought patterns and disable my security system

As quick and as discreetly as possible or I’ll be sorry I missed him

Who thought someone would make me regret all the ‘work’ I’d done

Truly, it is time to take your finger off the trigger, Hired Gun