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One Brick Slips Out

Copyright 2001 Jaelle Shadowdancer

Verse 1:
There's a girl I knew once a long time ago
Turned off her tears, hey she stopped their flow
Said if I don't cry then it can't get bad
If I keep my smile then I won't be sad
Now I don't deny that a smile can heal 
Sometimes for a while you must hide what you feel
But there's only so much that a bucket can hold
No it don't take long till you break that mold

Refrain:
Can't hide from yourself, tho you're free to try
That mirror inside won't let hidden things lie
Doesn't matter how strong you build that wall
First one brick slips out, then the others will fall
You can only let things go so long
Only wait and see so long
Only hold it back so long
Till it all comes tumbling down

Verse 2:
There's a man I heard on the radio
Had an angry heart but he didn't let it show
Oh he wrestled and fought with his own dark side
Till he found that he couldn't keep it bottled up inside
Now nobody can tell what he had in mind
But suffice it to say the body count was high
'Cause there's only so much that a soul can take
Till it's not just you that is forced to pay

Refrain:
Can't hide from yourself, tho you're free to try
That mirror inside won't let hidden things lie
Doesn't matter how strong you build that wall
First one brick slips out, then the others will fall
You can only let things go so long
Only wait and see so long
Only hold it back so long
Till it all comes tumbling down

Verse 3:
Now it's not just these tryin' to hold things back
Every one of us must get back on track
We may think our problems don't mean much
But our hearts affect everyone we touch
Nations too have hearts, the blood pumped is us
And when we're not well, then that heart can bust
But far worse than these, think what would occur
Should our lack of care make the planet stir

Refrain:
Can't hide from the world, tho you're free to try
That mirror inside won't let hidden things lie
Doesn't matter how strong you build that wall
First one brick slips out, then the others will fall
You can only let things go so long
Only wait and see so long
Only hold it back so long
Till it all comes tumbling down

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