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Help with ASL glossing?

Hi everyone. :) I've only been in ASL I for a few weeks but I really enjoying learning how to sign songs. We have a project we have to do at the end of the semester so I'd like to get started a little early. I've never attempted to gloss the lyrics of a song before, so if anybody is proficient in ASL I'd really appreciate your help!

I'm doing The Only Exception by Paramore. I've attempted to gloss the first few lines... but my teacher mentioned it needs to be in correct ASL grammar (not signed in exact English) and I feel like I'm having a little trouble getting the grammatical order correct.

So far, this is what I have:

When I was younger I saw my daddy cry
WHEN I YOUNGER I SAW MY DAD CRY

and curse at the wind.
CURSE WIND

He broke his own heart and I watched
HE BROKE HIS HEART I WATCH

as he tried to reassemble it.
HE TRY TO FIX (?) HEART **--- is it fix or put back together? Or literally reassemble? I couldn't find reassmeble on ASL pro, just fix.

And my momma swore
MY MOM SWORE

that she would never let herself forget.
SHE WOULD NEVER FORGET

I will put the remaining, un-glossed lyrics under the cut. I'm new to this community so if I'm asking for too much mods, please let me know and I will happily delete the post. :) Thank you! I'm just hoping on some feedback on how I could correct arrange the grammar for the remainder of the song and/or fix what I currently have done. xD



And that was the day that I promised
I'd never sing of love if it does not exist.

But darling,
BUT DARLING ***- is there a BUT really in there?
You are the only exception.
YOU ARE ONLY EXCEPTION
You are the only exception.
YOU ARE ONLY EXCEPTION
You are the only exception.
YOU ARE ONLY EXCEPTION
You are the only exception.
YOU ARE ONLY EXCEPTION

Maybe I know somewhere
deep in my soul
that love never lasts.
And we've got to find other ways
to make it alone.
Or keep a straight face.
And I've always lived like this
keeping a comfortable distance.
And up until now I've sworn to myself
that I'm content with loneliness.

Because none of it was ever worth the risk.

Well you are the only exception.
You are the only exception.
You are the only exception.
You are the only exception.
You are the only exception.

I've got a tight grip on reality,
but I can't let go of what's in front of me here.
I know you're leaving in the morning
when you wake up.
Leave me with some kind of proof it's not a dream.

You are the only exception. [x4]

You are the only exception. [x4]

And I'm on my way to believing.
Oh, and I'm on my way to believing.
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