Overprotected

Written by Max Martin and Rami

I need time (time)
Love (love)
Joy (joy)
I need space
I need me

Say hello to the girl that I am
You’re gonna have to see through my perspective
I need to make mistakes just to learn who I am
And I don’t wanna be so damn protected
There must be another way
Cause I believe in taking chances
But who am I to say
What a girl is to do
God, I need some answers

What am I to do to win my life
(You will find out don’t worry)
How am I supposed to know what’s right?
(You just got to do it your way)
I can’t help the way I feel
All my life has been so overprotected

I tell ‘em what I like
What I want
What I don’t
But every time I do I stand corrected
Things that I’ve been told
I can’t believe what I hear about the world, I realize
I’m overprotected

There must be another way
Cause I believe in taking chances
But who am I to say
What a girl is to do
God I need some answers

What am I to do to win my life
(You will find out don’t worry)
How am I supposed to know what’s right?
(You just got to do it your way)
I can’t help the way I feel
All my life has been so overprotected

I need time (love)
I need space

I don’t need nobody
Tellin’ me just what I wanna
What I want want, what I’m gonna
Do about my destiny
I Say No, No
Nobody tell me just what what what I wanna do, do
I’m so fed up with people telling me to be
Someone else but me

What am I to do win my life
(You will find out don’t worry)
How am I supposed to know what’s right?
(You just got to do it your way)
I can’t help the way I feel
All my life has been so overprotected

I don’t need nobody
Tellin’ me just what I wanna
What I what what I’m gonna
Do about my destiny
I say no, no
Ain’t nobody tell me just what I wanna do, do
I’m so fed up with people telling me to be
Someone else but me

What am I to do to win my life
(You will find out don’t worry)
How am I supposed to know what’s right?
(You just got to do it your way)
I can’t help the way I feel
All my life has been so overprotected