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While the the words of Poe in Alone were reflective of great personal losses, the Reprise I wrote stripped down the instrumentation, and lyrically reflect on the doubt inherit in attempts at new relationships


Is she afraid to tell me, is she's afraid to say
Is she worried that she'll break my heart or I'll beg for her to stay
Maybe she’s afraid to show me that she's not that into me
Maybe she don't really know me, so tell me how much can she see

It ain't nothing but confusion when you don't know what to say
Maybe this is an illusion. And it all just fades away.
But I swear that I don't feel that now, its not for me to say
She could be waiting for tomorrow to say what she thought yesterday

All alone in the same room with her, looking in her eyes
Waiting for a sign to happen, a little something that belies
This feeling that I’m hoping is just me being insecure
Are we a little bit nervous, maybe we’re both just a little unsure

It’s hard enough to put your heart out there, oh it takes so long
Without wondering and worrying if you’re doing it all wrong
Hard to read the body language, when you both feel a little scared
When you’re carrying the battle scars from some one that never cared

Should I tell her that I’m sensing she just wants me for a friend
Or will she tell me that I’m just the man that she’s wanting in the end
Of a long, slow and painful search, that we both had to start
After marching up and down this road, with a weary, broken heart

Maybe I should keep this to myself, never let her know
That I carry with me doubt and fear; that I should never show
Show her that I’m really truly glad that we’re both just sitting here
Even going through the motions, I’m just happy when she’s near

Words and Music by Mike Lawson
Copyright 2019 Psychotronic Music - BMI


from Some Songs in the Key of Poe, released September 13, 2019


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Mike Lawson & Friends Nashville, Tennessee

Mike Lawson has, over 30 years, recorded and/or performed together with Merl Saunders, Vince Welnick, Vassar Clements, Pete Sears, Gary Talley, John McEuen, Bob Welch, Dennis Robbins, Joe Louis Walker, Jorma Kaukonen, Phil Keaggy, Jack Casady, Scott Guberman, Dianne Davidson, Noah Wall, Tyra Juliette, Bill Vitt, Rob Wasserman, Michael Cleveland, Phil Madeira, and a host of other amazing friends. ... more

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