The Smile I Wear (2003)

The smile I wear, it hides many things

It hides all of my thoughts, feelings and dreams.

It shelters the sad song on the radio last night

It grieves over things I’ve done wrong

Wishing I’d done them right

It covers all the tears that have long gone unsaid

And all of the emotions running through my head

It has saved me from myself

Or from others seeing the real me

But it has also shown a lie

For I am not all about smiles

No one really knows me

It disguises my world

It disguises my pain

It disguises my sorrow

And shuts out all of the rain

Maybe someday I’ll open my heart

And not be afraid of showing my scars

For we all have a story, sometimes untold

We all have the smile, through new times and old.