the metamorphosis of echo

sitting by the river in the forest
saw yourself within the running water
I hope you & your image will be happy
'cos I cannot stand this any longer
your reflection drives you crazy
I'm all done with mirrors, baby
so I've gone & thrown it all away

repeat after me
I'll never be
your validation now
I'll live for me

you don't get to tell me what you are
you demonstrate it by your actions
you were always on my mind
that's the only thing we had in common
someone else's point of view
ain't doing what it used to do, so
I've gone & thrown it all away

repeat after me
I'll never be
your affirmation now
I will be free