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To Show You My Love
by Mike Schmid



I wanted to write you a song
A song you could sing forever
And I wanted to rhyme
And to bend phrase and time
Into something clever
But you deserve something better

If I could make all the mountains spell your name
And all the old streetcars dance in the rain
And promise to hold you for all my days
It wouldn't be enough
To show you my love

I wanted to write you a verse
Of all of the things that I love in you
Of your beautiful smile
And the truth in your eyes
And the way you always knew
That you deserved someone better

If I could make all the mountains spell your name
And all the old streetcars dance in the rain
And promise to hold you for all my days
It wouldn't be enough
To show you my love

And when I'm ugly
I know you love me
And you know all of me
And I wouldn't wish that on anyone

If I could make all the mountains spell your name
And all the old streetcars dance in the rain
And promise to hold you for all my days
It wouldn't be enough
To show you my love

Back To YouNow I'm stuck inside my head
You should leave me here for dead
But instead of sitting this one out
You come right in

When I feel like giving up
You give me grace, you give me love
And it's all, all I can do
To give it back to you

I've tried to turn my life around
And when I've run it in the ground
You never let it hold me down
I'm lost and found

When I feel like giving up
You give me grace, you give me love
And it's all, all I can do
To give it back to you

I know life is quite a ride
But there's someone at my side
For all the times
I can't drive

When I feel like giving up
You give me grace, you give me love
And it's all, all I can do
To give it back to you

Dear MeDear me, don't rely on what you see
All the blacks and whites dissolve into the gray
Dear me, there are monsters in the trees
And you won't notice them until they're in the way
And you should be ready
To fight them down
Cause no one will be there
To help you out
And no one will see
When you begin to doubt
And you hide
Hide
Hide away

Dear me, seems you'll lose along the way
Simple truths you found so comforting before
Dear me, all the love you thought was free
It will cost much more than what you can afford
And you won't be ready
You'll fight them down
And no one will be there
To pull you out
And when nothing is left
You forget what it's about
And you hide
Hide
Hide away

So I'm writing you this letter
To warn you now
Before you get your hopes up
Before they fall back down
You don't have to worry
And you don't need to...

Hide
Hide
Hide away

Dear me, you should know that you can't see
Just how good that it will be, in the end

CrazyA lot of crazy thoughts run through my brain
Every single day like a freight train
And they weigh me down
Saying I'm too much, too out of touch
And I use my brokenness as a crutch
And soon you won't be around

Hey, it's okay
I'm not afraid
Hey, it's okay
I'm not afraid
That you'll run away
Cause I believe what you say
And maybe that makes me
Crazy
Crazy

I think of all the blame and the reasons you should hate me
And all the of the ways that the fates berate me
And it gets me down
You can be a good friend and you can be a good lover,
But when it's one thing after another
After another, after another
It must be hard to stay around

Hey, it's okay
I'm not afraid
Hey, it's okay
I'm not afraid
That you'll run away
Cause I believe what you say
And maybe that makes me
Crazy
Crazy

Even though I know I must disgust you
Something in me makes me trust you
And I do I do

I Won't Sleep TonightI get your songs stuck in my head
All of your words tucked in my bed
And I won't sleep tonight
No, I won't sleep tonight

All of those things that once you said
All of those things I thought you meant
I won't sleep tonight
No, I won't sleep tonight

Your breath in and out
Steady and far too deep
Knowing you would wake to watch me sleep
And we were so cold
Under a blanket made for one
But so warm once the night is done
And I'm warm now
I'm warm now, it's true
But I won't sleep tonight
No, I won't sleep tonight without you

Now I can't even see your face
A piece of the puzzle I can't place
And I won't sleep tonight
No, I won't sleep tonight

If you're erased by passing years
I can still feel that you're not here
And even though there's nothing I can do
I won't sleep tonight
No, I won't sleep tonight without you

Is This It?Is this love?
I've been hurt before
And I don't know anymore

You're so kind
But I shouldn't get too comfortable
But you're so kind

Is this real?
I was dead before
And I don't know anymore
Is this real?
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Lyrics submitted by RENEE.