Makeup on their faces
Actors took their places
Next to me
Carnival Natalie Merchant
The trap of our own performances.
Stand right next to you.
You can't see me.
I can't see you.
Play your role.
I know mine, very well. Thank you.
That mad method is glazing over our eyes.
Nope. nope. Just stick to the script. please.
On your mark.
You can't see me.
How many little earthquakes until we turn to look?
And look long and quiet enough to see each other in full.
With ears perked up.
And tongues ready with a spoken word of grace.
It's loneliest in a room full of stranger friends.
As we attempt to inhabit these characters.
All greasepaint mixed with nervous sweat.
If I call cut. Drop the curtain.
Say, "Hello. I'm a bit of a dizzy mess over here. Forgotten all my lines."
What do you suppose would happen?
Could we burn our screen-written pages and the masks of the old men?
And kill this fear with love and mercy?
But that is not the way you learned Christ! assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Let's stop the charade, for I'm no Audrey.
You're dark grey like a storm cloud
Swelling up with rain that is desperate to be let out
And I know it’s a heavy load carrying those tears around
Carrying those fears around
Worry makes the world go round......
Burn the Pages Sia
Little Earthquakes Tori Amos
Hello Goodbye The Beatles