scared to be alone
from ON MY WAY TO WHERE
by Dory Previn
 

 

we never stop to wonder 
till a person's gone 
we never yearn 
to know him 
till he's traveled on 
when someone is around us 
we never stop to ask 
hey what's behind your mirror 
hey what's beneath your mask 
we never stop to wonder 
till a person's gone 
we never yearn  
to know him  
till he's packed 
and traveled on 

sweet marilyn monroe 
on the silver screen 
platinum reflection 
in a movie magazine 
well did you ever 
have a headache? 
did your mama own a gramophone? 
did you like to be an actress? 
were you scared 
to be alone? 

we never stop to wonder 
till a person's gone 
we never yearn 
to know him 
till he's traveled on 
when someone is around us 
 we don't know what we're seeing 
we take a polaroid picture 
to find the human being 
we never stop to wonder 
till a person's gone 
we never yearn 
to know him 
till he's packed 
and traveled on 
sweet beautiful jesus 
on a painted cross 
polystyrene body 
with a superficial gloss 
hey were you 
jealous of your father? 
were you short 
when you were fully grown? 
did you like to walk on water? 
were you scared 
to be alone? 

i think perhaps tomorrow 
i'll try to make a friend 
to really get 
to know him 
instead of pretend 
i'll ask him if his feet hurt 
has he burdens to be shared 
and if he doesn't walk away 
i'll ask 
if he's scared 
and if he doesn't walk away 
if his eyes don't  
turn to stone 
i'll ask him 
if he's scared 
to be alone.

 
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