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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