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APPRECIATE ME

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


             I.  there was a house of mirrors.
                 you lived there for a while.
                 you had mirrors in the bathroom,
                 mirrors in the bedroom,
                 mirrors in the den,
                 mirrors in your men.
                 you just looked out the window,
                 searching for yourself.
                 someday you will learn,
                 someday you will learn
                 to appreciate me.

            II.  the scenery was ugly:
                 the lawn was never cut,
                 a banged up Oldsmobile
                 sitting out front.
                 you wouldn't shut the curtains
                 or spray the windows black.
                 you just said, "that ain't me.
                 I don't look like that."
                 someday you will learn,
                 someday you will learn
                 to appreciate me.

           III.  you went to the airport
                 to find another window
                 with a better view,
                 to find a better you.
                 now your hands can't touch each other,
                 you can't taste your own mouth,
                 you can't hear your own voice,
                 can't hear your own voice.
                 you just look out the window
                 and try to remember
                 what mirrors were like.

            IV.  you can talk to a statue,
                 tell him of your woes;
                 explain William Shakespeare
                 to a dog with furry toes;
                 tell a plant all about
                 nuclear waste;
                 fall for a farm boy
                 and kiss his hairy face.
                 oh, someday you will learn,
                 someday you will learn
                 to appreciate me.

             V.  close your eyes
                 one by one.
                 shut them so
                 you see no one.
                 listen to your heartbeat,
                 look inside yourself.
                 don't look out the window,
                 don't look somewhere else.
                 someday you will learn,
                 someday you will learn
                 to appreciate you.

        ENDING:  someday you will learn,
                 someday you will learn
                 to appreciate you.
                 oooh------.

© Copyright 1982 Earl P. Reinhalter.   All Rights Reserved.

 





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