you don't have to be scared
you don't have to run away
you don't have to make up
excuses to feel this way

you don't have to be right
you don't have to prove yourself
you don't have to give in
to the whims of someone else

you don't have to hang on
you don't have to hide your face
you don't have to take part
in another foolish chase

you don't have to say yes
you don't have to smile now
you don't have to pretend
that you walk on solid ground

you can
just close your eyes
please close them tight for me
and then
the stars above
are all that you can see

maybe
maybe
we'll find another way
maybe
maybe
we'll try again today

you don't have to have doubts
you don't have to be alone
you don't have to always
do everything on your own

you don't have to act strong
you don't have to look like them
you don't have to agree
in order to be a friend

you don't have to believe
you don't have to fix it all
you don't have to be there
to make sure that no one falls

you don't have to love me
you don't have to be perfect
you don't have to be chained
to the moments you regret

so now
just close your eyes
please close them tight for me
and then
the stars above
are all that you can see

maybe
maybe
we'll have something to say
maybe
maybe
we'll try again today

TMK 8feb2008