Never shows her face to the world
She wears a mask
All day long, all day long
And forever she's hidden, afraid to come out

She smiles
Even when she fights back tears
She laughs
Even when she cries inside
She sings
Even when her heart calls for love
She lives
Even when she's dying inside

She's living in loneliness
Surrounded by people, dazed and alone
She comforts her friends in times of need
Yet who's there to comfort her?

She smiles
Even when she fights back tears
She laughs
Even when she cries inside
She sings
Even when her heart calls for love
She lives
Even when she's dying inside

She doesn't want to make her friends
Worry about what she feels
So she does what they expect her to do
Forever accepting, never denying

She's so afraid of what they think
That she's afraid to show herself
Why are they so cruel?

How can she have the strength
To care for others' problems
Even as her own overwhelm her?

She smiles
Even when she fights back tears
She laughs
Even when she cries inside
She sings
Even when her heart calls for love
She lives
Even when she's dying inside