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Liner Notes: 

Problems adding very quick write lost whole song once

Lyrics: 

C It ain't easy you know
If you get what I mean
It's not the obvious that gets you
It's often what's unseen

Always the life of party
Mostly out on show
Always a happy smile the first to say hello

But hidden behind closed doors
It's a very different way
Lonliness and sadness
Nearly everyday

C It ain't easy you know
If you get what I mean
It's not the obvious that gets you
It's often what's unseen

Like so many of the great jokers
So much they never showed
Happy on the outside
Inside ready to explode

You can hear the neighbours saying
When it all goes down the can
I really can't believe it
He was such a happy man

C It ain't easy you know
If you get what I mean
It's not the obvious that gets you
It's often what's unseen

B so keep your eyes wide open
Try See through these lies
Recognise the issues
hear their silent cries

C It ain't easy you know
If you get what I mean
It's not the obvious that gets you
It's often what's unseen



Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.

Comments

cindyrella's picture

This hurts my heart and is so true for so many. You've captured this perfectly!

musicsongwriter's picture

Even without music your lyrics are poweful and I feel tears coming while reading them. It's because of so many tragic situations which your lyrics echo. So true and so sad. Please let me know when you add your demo.
Nadia

JWHanberry's picture

It's the crying clown story. Well told. Sorry you had tech problems with the site. Hope it's all fixed now.

Chip Withrow's picture

Wow ... hope this one gets music. Seems made for it. I know intimately and personally what you're writing about. I can picture friends I've lost. Excellent and thought-provoking.

AndyGetch's picture

A peek into the levels of feelings people (me included) hide from others and to me speaks of the levels within ourselves that are unseen and yet powerfully acting forces, especially in times of greatest difficulty and stress. Therapy is a wonderful thing.

jcollins's picture

Hi John, I'm glad you got this up as I had that problem Amanda mentioned too and I could not reach you. I tried your profile and it did not work either so I had no idea. It's working now so let's take a look at your song.

Looking at the lyrics...strong chorus...it's often what's unseen. The first verse reminds me of Smokey Robinson...Tears of a Clown song. The second section is a little creepy and makes me think of some kind of bad guy. The bridge confirms it is a bad guy. Pretty awesome John and I'm ready for the audio now...hold. Oh, ok, the audio got lost...ok. Drop a note on my page when you get this up and I certainly will drop by for a listen. Great job on the lyrics here and sorry you had problems with the skirmish today. That would frustrate me to no end. I tried your profile too and it wasn't working either...I have no idea.

kahlo2013's picture

This conveys such a sad reality for many where the facade they portray outwardly masks the depth of loneliness and sadness they feel. Your words develop this sentiment brilliantly.

corinne54's picture

So many of us have unseen wounds. They're always with us, even if we try to keep them hidden. Well written lyric.

wobbie wobbit's picture

nicely captured snapshot/portrait and some beautifully clear lines. i like the concept of your take on the prompt and very nicely done.

Amanda West's picture

This is beautiful John Smile Love it. I truly hope it gets musicated Smile I do especially love the chorus, it is very strong even without the music and melody.