I'm the strong one I'm not nervous I'm as tough as the crust of the Earth is I move mountains I move churches And I glow 'cause I know what my worth is
I don't ask how hard the work is Got a rough, indestructible surface Diamonds and platinum, I find them, I flatten them I take what I'm handed, I break what's demanded
But under the surface I feel beserk As a tightrope walker in a three-ring circus Under the surface, was Hercules ever like Under the surface, I'm pretty sure I'm worthless If I can't be of service
A flaw or a crack The straw in the stack That breaks the camel's back What breaks the camel's back?
It's pressure Like a drip drip drip that will never stop Woah Pressure that'll tip tip tip till you just go pop Woah oh-oh Give it to your sister, your sister's older Give her all the heavy things we can't shoulder Who am I if I can't run with the ball? If I fall to The pressure like a drip drip drip and I won't let go? Woah Pressure like tick tick tick till it's ready to blow? Woah oh-oh Give it to your sister, your sister's stronger See if she can hang on a little longer Who am I if I can't carry it all? If I falter
Under the surface, I hide my nerves and it worsens I Worry something is gonna hurt us Under the surface the ship doesn't swerve as it heard how big the iceberg is Under the surface, I think about my purpose Can I somehow preserve this?
Line up the dominoes A light wind blows You try to stop it topplin' But on and on it goes
But wait If I could shake a crushing weight of expectations? Would that free some room up for joy? Or relaxation? Or simple pleasure? Instead, we measure this growing pressure Keeps growing, keep going cause all we know is
Pressure like a drip drip drip that will never stop Woah Pressure like tip tip tip till you just go pop? Woah oh-oh Give it to your sister, it doesn't hurt and See if she can handle every family burden? Watch as she buckles and bends but never breaks No mistakes Just pressure like a grip grip grip and it won't let go Woah Pressure like tick tick tick till it's ready to blow Woah oh-oh Give it to your sister, and never wonder If the same pressure would've pulled you under? Who am I if I don't have what it takes? No cracks, no breaks No mistakes No pressure