Nothing Is Perfect – Track 10 – If You Want To Scream

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Lyrics

If you want to scream, hold it in tight
You must not show, shivers or fright, to them
The world is hard, you cannot look weak
They cannot know, you’re fearful to speak, to them
Oh very nice, if that’s how the world works, now
Oh very nice, if that’s how we all work, now

You built a defence, you’ve towered a wall
It keeps out the bad, but it keeps out all, good things
The intimate calm, of a sensitive soul
The vulnerable charm, stuffed down a hole, he sings
Oh what have you done, imprisoned yourself now, love
Oh what have you done, imprisoned yourself now, love

You get to the point where you think they like you, then you freeze, and you seize
The chemist, the dentist, the shopworker too, yes all these, no please
Another one lost, to the fear of being real
Another card missed, that you failed to deal
Another crush gone, that you didn’t seal
Aye aye aye
Until you die

That is enough, I am human
And fear to show fear, it is not grand, at all
Fear to be sweet, and caring, and kind
This is the dread I will leave behind, stand tall
Oh what have I done, imprisoned myself now, love
Oh very nice, if that’s how the world works, love
No it’s not how I’ll work from now on, love

Chords

Verse
Fmaj7 Dm7 C C9 x2
Adim7 Bb Bbm7 Cm7 C7

Middle 8
Dm(add9) C C9 x2
Bb(add#11) C7 D7
Gm Gm(maj7) Gm7 C7

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