My smile hides my inner me

The one I wait for people to see

Someday I fear they'll recognize

The turmoil deep in my eyes

What to do and what to say

I feel life fading day by day


My smile hides my inner me

Locks my soul and hides the key

Behind the mask I dwell inside

I try and fail to truly confide

My deepest secrets and darkest fears

Until I find myself in tears


My smile hides my inner me

But it belongs to someone I'll never be

Maybe someday when the curtain falls

I'll finally be able to stand up tall

And see myself with the eyes

That never failed to recognize

And finally be free from all my lies.


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