Be yourself, they say, but be assertive Hold your ground but do not be unkind I have sought to be both lamb and lion Heartache is the thing I tend to find Can I only have what I can capture Will I be unheard unless I shout Clamor overwhelms me and I wonder What is there to be so loud about?
Many are the musings of my shy heart Though precious few are spoken out aloud How I wish to wrap them up in confidence and style And send them out like magic through the crowd Then everyone would listen and I wouldn't be afraid I wouldn't shrink away and disappear I don't want them to worship me or care that much at all I only want to know they know I'm here
I can wear a mask of pluck and power But it never says what I intend Words become like scissors in my keeping And friendships are so difficult to mend I don't want to shout above the babble I'm not even sure what I would say Maybe just, "Excuse me, could we maybe Be a little quieter today?"
Part of me has things she wants and wishes Part of me is worried she is wrong Part of me is busy masquerading As a girl whose pieces get along I don't mean to come across as distant I don't think it adds to my mystique I just find it difficult conversing And think an awful lot before I speak
Vocals: Christina Ellis Guitar: Don Larson Violin: Brittany Davidson Violin: Emilio Vazquez Viola: Seth Willey Cello: Gillian Kuroiwa String Recording: Mark Lanus Writing/Arrangement: Dane Larson