you say i never talk
but that's not really true
i love talking very much
i'm just afraid to talk to you

in my head i make sense
and i want you to know
that there's a very good reason
why i talk so slow

are you going to make fun
of the way that i speak?
i get nervous and flustered
and my sentences are weak

my vocabulary is immense
and i'd say i'm well read
but one small mistake
and i'd rather be dead

i'm afraid to sound stupid
or say something dumb
for when i mess up
i feel worse than scum

i love singing and screaming
and speaking my mind
but in front of people
they only say things unkind

i have so much to say
that i wish i could share
but when i open my mouth
all i can muster is air



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