Karen (Fan Video)

KAREN
Words & Music by Judith Owen

Karen wants to scream
Karen wants to shout
Karen wants you all
To know what she’s all about

Karen’s very white
Karen’s always right
Karen likes to fight
With every cop who asks her
Why she’s not driving on the right

Karen is yearning for the days
When she was just 16
Cheerleading squad
Since then she just feels robbed of everything

She never planned to be Karen
This age and still so angry, Karen
(And don’t you see)
There’s something very wrong

Karen’s on the brink
Sobbing in the sink
She just broke her last good nail
And she feels like the world is failing her

So she’s screaming in her car
Shouting at the man
Crying in the can
Why doesn’t anybody
Try to understand her

Karen is yearning for the days
When she could get her (own) way
Little mood swings
She could run rings around you
That’s what she’d say

Did nobody tell you no, Karen
Or was it a family show, Karen
You just can’t see it but
There’s something very wrong

Karen’s on the edge
She didn’t take her meds
She stands by all the filth she said
No, she won’t play along

Karen will attack
Especially if you’re black
She says we’re full of crap
For saying there’s something very wrong