SHRINKING VIOLETS (Geoff Byrd)

 

SHRINKING VIOLETS (Geoff Byrd)

Lyrics:

 

Don’t believe what they say

Try to go your own way

You would be surprised by the truth

Pull your head out of the sand

Because it’s time to be your own man

This is not the time to be couth in your youth

 

Shrinking Violets are what you are

Wilting flowers afraid of the world

Stand up spread out

Plant your roots in the ground

Be yourself and bring colors into the world

 

Don’t let another day go by

Looking for an alibi

They don’t understand me and you

No need to apologize

For the fire in your eyes

Let it burn all the way through

 

Shrinking Violets are what you are

Wilting flowers afraid of the world

Stand up spread out

Plant your roots in the ground

Be yourself and bring colors into the world 

 

I should know

Because I wilted and closed

But I walk this road with strings and timpani

 

Put a smile on your face

While you keep a faster pace

Medicate the rest with a pill

Fuck that, walk away!

Find another job today

With whatever passion you will fulfill

 

Shrinking Violets are what you are

Wilting flowers afraid of the world

Stand up spread out

Plant your roots in the ground

Be yourself and bring colors into the world