Let Me tell you a secret

I’m sweeter than I pretend not to be
I’m less mean than I want to be
I’m telling you this because it’s about time you knew the real me
If you look past all my hate
you can see the love that lays beneath
and it’s all I need
to put my life back in gear
It’s the only thing I want
it’s also the thing I fear
I’ve been hurt before, that pain turned me into a misogynist
though I’m looking for a cure
I can not stop the burn
So I’ll be waiting here
Forever if that’s what it takes
for the one to find the real me