This is Me

from This Is Me

This is me
Before the war
As you can see
I don't look much like that anymore

Yes my hands
Are still as small
You understand
Not all the changes are physical

Sebastian
Bless his heart
Swallowed by pride
A bona fide Bonaparte
He led the men
Up the hill
He was smiling then
That's how I think of him still

If you told me that half and half still make a whole
And if you chose me over one and one half million souls
And if you loved me with abandon, I'd run anyhow
And if you asked me I'd say that's what I know of love
Now

We never knew
Who to trust
Soldiers came
Full of unchecked fear and lust
I imagined
You were there
Whispering hope
With bombs whistling falling through the air

CHORUS

I remember all the faces
Of people in our town
That's just one more tragedy
I have dreams about a heart

That opens without a sound
That's how I imagine me

CHORUS

This is me
Before the war
As you can see
I don't look much like that anymore

Credits:

(Schaefer, Mrs. Jenkins Productions/ASCAP)

2004