The Songs : Simply Because


Music (9/03) Words (6/02,10/02,9/03)
*Finished* 9/03

You've been holding my attention
for a while now
but I think you knew that
with your discretion, I'll say goodbye
like I often do
I find myself in competition
with the tricks up your sleeve
I hope I'm coming into view

What you see is what you get from me
but that has never been my plan
I wish I could tell you everything I know
but I don't
simply because I am...
critically shy
severely tongue-tied
but here with an open mind

You've been heading my direction
and it's all but over
with frightful tension, I decline
at the sight of you
needing to break from your addiction
and your grip on my throat
urgency is fighting through

What you see is what you get from me
but that has never been my plan
I wish I could give you everything I am
but I won't
simply because I am...
critically shy
severely tongue-tied
and easily losing time

Born the son of a salesman but I can't seem to hit my pitch
a moment of silence (please) for all the moments that led to this
I wonder how to get over, get past, and get on
sweating out the present, I swear it won't be long
it won't be long

What you see is what you get from me
but that has never been my plan
I wish you would show me anything you have
but you won't
simply because I am...
critically shy
severely tongue-tied
and hitting outside the lines
critically shy
severely tongue-tied
but still here with an open mind

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Background:
Music: came late in the game. there's a most bizarre funky middle thing that is completely out of place with the rest of the song. I love it. Believe it or not, a couple of pieces of this song owe their inspiration at least in part to Alien Ant Farm. 3 and one-half minutes long.
Lyrics: Yet another song about shyness... (or was that fear of rejection?) - sitting in the hopper for more than a year before it really got going. all done before most of the music. 90% done in 9/03, just part of the chorus previously. originally titled as Because I Am (way before it had any lyrics). changed after I wrote the bulk of And I'm Not (which currently has lots of lyrics and no music).


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