Honorable Mention | “My Scars”

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“My Scars”
Written by Melissa Blake
DEKALB, ILLINOIS
WWW.AMERICANSONGSPACE.COM/MELISSABLAKE

VERSE 1
I won’t lie and say I’m not afraid
And maybe I won’t even pretend to be brave
With you, it’s so hard to run from my past
It’s only a matter of time before I say the wrong thing
That little something that makes you want to leave
So as long as I’ve got you here, I’ll ask…
CHORUS
If I showed you all my scars
Would you turn your cheek and look the other way?
If I let down my guard
Would you stay?
‘Cause I’ve got flaws that are too easy to see
Could you ever see the real me?
I want to show you my scars and everything that I am
But really, I want none of it to matter in the end
VERSE 2
Some people spend their whole lives searching
While I’ve spent my whole life running
In trying to find you, I lost myself
I built these walls all around, to keep me safe inside
But when you took my hand, it was so easy to realize
The only way in is out
CHORUS
If I showed you all my scars
Would you turn your cheek and look the other way?
If I let down my guard
Would you stay?
‘Cause I’ve got flaws that are too easy to see
Could you ever see the real me?
I want to show you my scars and everything that I am
But really, I want none of it to matter in the end
BRIDGE
I’ve never been this vulnerable before
As I sit here with your eyes on me
I don’t want my scars to be the reason you someday walk away
So forgive me for trying to be sure…
CHORUS
If I showed you all my scars
Would you turn your cheek and look the other way?
If I let down my guard
Would you stay?
‘Cause I’ve got flaws that are too easy to see
Could you ever see the real me?
I want to show you my scars and everything that I am
But really, I want none of it to matter in the end
FADEOUT
I won’t lie and say I’m not afraid
But things change, so maybe this time I’ll be brave

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