first or second capo

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I was dressed—dressed to a T, whatever the heck that might mean.

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To me it means, no one could see who I really was.

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I looked like a smart, pensive child, lost in a crowd of so much style,and wishful thinking.


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I was laughing—mirth like a drunk. It didn’t mean I had no funk,

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It meant I couldn’t let you know how I really felt.

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So I laughed, added to the sound of other giddy grievers ‘round, denying my wounds.


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I was seeing—like ne’er before— the truth, like an awaited shore

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After months of dry death at sea, I drank in the sight.

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My legs had forgott’n how to stand. I learned there who I was again, and, oh! the relief.


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I was crying—wept like a God whose creation had gone to laud

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Another created being. I just couldn’t stop

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And dry my tears for all the pain over the loss —something gained; alone, but awake.


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I was singing, sang from my soul, like lightening leads thunder to roll

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Filling cold air with resonance: one passionate call.

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Burning from the heat of the blast, but glad—glad to shout it at last: I can see your face!


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Ah-ah, oh-oh! Ah-ah, oh-oh! Ah-ah, oh, ah-oh, ah-oh!