Toes in the Water

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Cary Cooper
Cary Cooper

Story

(Sitting by the river at the Kerrville Folk Festival waiting on Tom to finish writing a song with Johnsmith.  Pondering life and the need to love ourselves more than we expect other people to love us.)  

Lyrics

Toes in the water

Contemplating clouds

And conversations that I have with you

But never out loud

Shouldn't be so difficult

To say what's on my mind

But baby you're aware

I've always been the cautious kind

 

But I know

Even though

I'm inclined to depend

On you for a clue

To believe even when

I'm the one who has to love me in the end

 

Smile for your camera

But sometimes it's hard

Watching you parade your indifference

Right through my front yard

Thinking you should know by now

From all my shaky starts

The fragile condition

Of my sensitive heart

 

But I know

Even though

I'm inclined to depend

On you

For a clue

To believe even when

I'm the one who has to love me in the end

 

Till I can face the mirror hanging on my wall

You can't be the one to catch me when I fall

 

But I know

Even though

I'm inclined to depend

On you

For a clue

To believe even when

I'm the one who has to love me in the end