Verse 1

I'm afraid to reach out,

Afraid to ask for something and hear a no.

Afraid it'd break my heart again, and so,

Chorus

Purse my lips tight,

Pretend I'm alright,

Nobody needs to know what's going on in my head.

Smile, laugh out loud,

Yeah, I feel so proud

At how good I've become at acting there days.

Nobody needs to know that deep down inside,

I'm breaking down, building walls, trying to hide.

Verse 2

I can see myself now.

I know that as usual I'm left on my own,

And when I answer the telephone,

Chorus

Purse my lips tight,

Pretend I'm alright,

Nobody needs to know what's going on in my head.

Smile, laugh out loud,

Yeah, I feel so proud

At how good I've become at acting there days.

Nobody needs to know that deep down inside,

I'm breaking down, building walls, trying to hide.

Bridge

No need to try to pretend to care.

It's my own fight, you can't have a share.

You don't have a right.

Chorus

Purse my lips tight,

Pretend I'm alright,

Nobody needs to know what's going on in my head.

Smile, laugh out loud,

Yeah, I feel so proud

At how good I've become at acting there days.

Nobody needs to know that deep down inside,

I'm breaking down, building walls, trying to hide.