“Balancing The Scales” Barlow & Bear Lyrics

[Violet]
Balancing the scales
All my job entails
Making sure that they’re prepared
To see the world

Making sure they’re fine on their own
When they’re old and they’re grown
And all I see is shadows
But that doesn’t make it easier to let them go

I walk past the doors
And the corridors where they grew
And all I feel is emptiness from this emptying nest
Edmund, are you there?
I was unaware how difficult it’d be without you there
I was unprepared
Balancing the scales

[Portia]
Balancing the scales

[Violet & Portia]
I did the best I could, but still I have failed

[Lady Danbury]
Still I have failed

[Violet & Portia]
Still I have

[Violet, Portia & Lady Danbury]
Failed
Balancing the scales
Want them to see the world, but I’ll always care

[Violet]
Balancing the scales

[Portia & Lady Danbury]
All my job entails

[Violet]
Making sure that they’re prepared

[Violet, Portia & Lady Danbury]
To see the world

[Violet]
Making sure they learn

[Portia]
Making sure they’re perfect

[Lady Danbury]
Making sure their worth is always something that they know

[Violet, Portia & Lady Danbury]
But it doesn’t make it easier to let them go