Talking on tiptoes
Like nobody knows
Pretending there are secrets to keep
Tiptoeing past places
Where nobody goes
Pretending the elephant is asleep
 
But it’s obvious what’s going on
It’s plain as the heart on my sleeve
You can’t hide a love you wish was gone
By pretending you are naive
 
Refusing to deal
Don’t make it less real
Peek-a-boo don’t make it go away
Open your eyelids
Accept the ordeal
What you don’t want is here to stay
 
But it’s obvious what’s going on
It’s plain as the heart on my sleeve
You can’t hide a love you wish was gone
By pretending you are naive
 
Don’t ask me to tell
Don’t cry and don’t yell
Just say what you’re seeing, it’s plain
I won’t try to hide
Although it means Hell
This love is worth both our pain
 
But it’s obvious what’s going on
It’s plain as the heart on my sleeve
You can’t hide a love you wish was gone
By pretending you are naive
 
So say what you mean
And say what you’ve seen
It’s written in letters high as the sky
I’ll affirm the truth
And I won’t be mean
You know that I cannot lie
 
But it’s obvious what’s going on
It’s plain as the heart on my sleeve
You can’t hide a love you wish was gone
By pretending you are naive

(2013)

Truth, love, talking

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