Song #3: Behind the Scenes

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Intimacy is nakedness. Letting someone in to see our true, unpolished selves takes trust and transparency. It's a beautiful thing indeed when in that vulnerability we find ourselves accepted, flaws and all.

"Behind the Scenes" was inspired by a conversation I had with a good friend. The first stanza is based on an analogy he mentioned in passing. I was inspired, took it from there and ran with it.

Make sure you let it play through the bridge [2:45]: that's where things really pick up!

PLAY:

LYRICS:

there is a stage and there is a curtain

outside's the show, but hey don't you know:

that behind the scenes things ain't what they seem

the cards are all shown, the tricks are exposed

 

we do our dance, we put the act on

out under bright lights, out on the stage

but all that's the show, there's something secret

behind the scenes, come back with me

 

when the lights go down 

and the walls come down

and there is an ending to all the pretending

I'll let you in

come see my sin

where all is uncovered is where the true lovers live

 

let's take it off, take off the makeup

take off our clothes, 'til all is exposed

I'll show you mine, if you show me yours

back behind the scenes, where it's just you and me

 

when the lights go down  

and the walls come down 

and there is an ending to all the pretending 

I'll let you in 

come see my sin 

where all is uncovered is where the true lovers live

 

a place of refuge where naught is forbidden

where trust is drunk freely and nothing is hidden

where you can be you without bullshit pretension

where baggage is welcome and girl did I mention

that behind the curtain there's no condescension

we'll reveal more than a stripper convention

and no matter what you still get my attention

I guess that's what love's all about 

 

when the lights go down  

and the walls come down 

there is an ending to all the pretending 

I'll let you in 

come see my sin 

where all is uncovered is where the true lovers live