Why Do I Have To Ask?

By: Tammi Fitzpatrick © 2019 
(reprinted with permission)

I worked hard on that
But you don’t really care
You wouldn’t even look
If I didn’t ask you to
Why do I have to ask?

Seems I’m wasting my time
Maybe I should just quit
I’m not doing it for glory
But you could show
Just a little enthusiasm

If it’s that horrible
Tell me and I’ll stop
I’m only looking
For a little encouragement
Calm my insecurity
Just a little bit
Why do I have to ask?

If the people I love
Can’t be bothered to look
Then who will?
I shouldn’t have to ask.

Spanish Translation
(traducido por: ElRoy)

Trabajé muy duro en esto,
Pero realmente,
No parece que te importa,
Ni siquiera lo miras,
Si no te lo pido.
¿Por qué tengo que preguntar?

Parece que estoy perdiendo el tiempo,
Tal vez debería dejarlo,
No lo estoy haciendo por la gloria,
Pero podrías mostrar,
Solo un poco de entusiasmo.

¡Si es tan feo,
Dime y me detendré,
Solo estoy buscando,
Un poco de aliento,
Para calmar mi inseguridad,
Solo un poco!
¿Por qué tengo que preguntar?

Si la gente que yo amo,
No puede molestarse en mirar.
¿Entonces quién lo hará?
No debería tener que preguntar…

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