The Way That You Are

from Roadside Dreams by Ribbon Road

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A turning away from this bright, shiny, clever world that can make you feel inadequate and worthless to a place where the person you really are is valued and loved

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There’s a place in the world
But it’s silent and watching
Others have places of doing and talking
And you can’t help the feeling of being alone
When you’re out of your depth
And you’re so far from home

And you wish you were more
Better-looking and clever
Clothes more expensive
And shoes made of leather

But there it is standing
You can just put your hand in
The one that still loves you
The way that you are

There’s a place in the world
But I can’t do the telling
It’s a place that I go
From the ones who are yelling
And I see from their faces
They look down on me
And I wish I could run
But I know they would see

So I lift up my chin
And I hold myself still
I wish they would leave
Me alone on this hill
But they just won’t stop pushing
To shove me around
They want to rub my nose
Right into the ground

There’s a place in the world
I retreat into gladly
Away from insensitive feet
Treading madly
Then I’m pleased to be different
Not one of the crowd
That I’m still in love
With my head in the clouds

And while they’re still talking
And pushing and doing
I’ll be away, I’ll be walking and moving
And them in their prisons and them and their rules
There’s a place in this world for travelling fools

There’s a place in the world
That’s just under the sky
A shelter from rain
And inquisitive eyes
And I know on the outside
I’ve lost what was won
But here on the inside
There’s still no harm done

And you wish you were more
Better-looking and clever
Clothes more expensive
And shoes made of leather

But there it is standing
You can just put your hand in
But there it is standing
You can just put your hand in
The one that still loves you
The one that still loves you
The one that still loves you

The way that you are

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from Roadside Dreams, released January 8, 2012

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Ribbon Road UK

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Brenda Heslop
Jill Heslop
Geoff Heslop

For the last 26 years, Brenda Heslop has been one of the undiscovered talents of songwriting. Only now is she starting to get the attention she has so long deserved, with singers taking up her lovely songs and spreading the word.
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