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All I Am

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In a corner, very small, inside I hide a part of me you never see

But there's a key...it's just that no one wants to use it

or they might abuse it, take and break it, leaving nothing but

the emptiness that comes with knowing all you're showing is a shell

And who can tell there's more to you than black or white, left or right...

Morning, Noon or night, it's all the same, it's all a game, you see.

You're column A or column B and all they know is all they need to know

and that's the end, amen, and go away and don't come back another da.y

You hope and pray that things will change, but it's the strangest thing;

so many people choose to use the power of the mind to find a reason

others need to be the same as them.

You be like me or else you burn in Hell eternally

You need to see all I am.

I need to be all I am.


How I live and who I love and check off all of the above.

I'm just a picture in a frame, another face, another name

Another entry on a list of people who exist in little boxes,

categories you divided, just the way that you decided things should be.

But that's not me and that's not even what it's all about

We shout it from the heart and soul of who we are

Yes, I'm a star. You need to look a little farther than your narrow little

set of rules for my behavior in a situation, save your condemnation

I don't want to hear it, I don't fear it.

You don't know the slightest thing about me, you can doubt me all you want to.

I can tell you this: There's more to me than meets the eye, and if you're

feeling safe behind your little wall then maybe

You need to see all I am.

I need to be all I am.



These are actually song lyrics I wrote about six years ago.

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Wow!  I love the song, I could very much see it being performed by Pink Floyd, for some reason it has the prosody that would fit a Pink Floyd Ballad, I very much like these lyrics, I think they speak to all of us and certainly to me. 



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