Vulnerability

You're standing so still

You're watching me like

I'm something unreal

Do my eyes betray

What I need you to make me feel?

I don't want your love,

When it comes to us

It's a carousel and I've had enough

But this year has been so rough

And I can only act so tough

Until I give in on my bluff.

I need you to hold me for a while

Show me this stone face

Can still break a smile

Let me hide my face

In your warm embrace

Hold me to your heart,

I need to hear one that

Hasn't been ripped all apart.

You can make me smile

If you just hold me for a while.

Don't tell me a lie

Like it's all alright

Silence is fine,

Let this moment be mine.

Tell me I've done what I should

There's nothing more that I could.

Say that I've made you proud,

I need to hear it out loud.

Say it's ok to cry,

I don't have to hide.

I need you to hold me for a while

Show me this stone face

Can still break a smile

Let me hide my face

In your warm embrace

Hold me to your heart,

I need to hear one that

Hasn't been ripped all apart.

You can make me smile

If you just hold me for a while.

Now, I know I'm not a kid

But the world is so big

So before I get lost in it,

Before I'm gone

Without a pathway homeā€¦.

Take me in your arms,

Tell me, what's the harm?

Of pulling my to your chest,

Where my head can rest

Against the beat of your heart

Where your goodness starts

I can hide away

From the fears of the day

And if for a moment,

I start to smile,

It's because you held me for a while.