Songs About Everything

Written and Sung by John Primm

 

Outside

 

And here's another one word title for a song about that guitar lesson lady.

I'm not sure what was going with us when I wrote this.  We never had any

problems until after we were married, and then I didn't write any more songs

about her.  This song is about being honest - being yourself on the outside.

Interesting when I think about this now, as it was dishonesty that broke us up. 

 

Back

When someone's eyes are in your glance

A word need not be said by chance.

You know no words could ever say

What you feel that day.

 

For when one says what you've wished to say

They said it to you anyway.

So why pretend to play it cool?

You'd only play the fool.

 

For you can only be yourself

Just take your feelings off the shelf.

You only hide your foolish pride

If you are not yourself outside.

 

You only owe truth to your mind

For any falseness found in time

Will give you sense and peace to rest.

I know honesty is best.

 

Cause being false is nothing less

Than hiding one's own foolishness.

The false illusions that we make!

I hope I'm not too late.

 

For you can only be yourself

Just take your feelings off the shelf.

You only hide your foolish pride

If you are not yourself outside.

 

The one you love deserves the truth

Just be concerned, don't be aloof.

Always tell her what you mean.

Don't play games, don't be so mean.

 

For her heart is fragile, it can break.

If you don't care your mistake

will break your heart too in the end.

When you're in love, be a friend.

 

For you can only be yourself

Just take your feelings off the shelf.

You only hide your foolish pride

If you are not yourself outside.