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Sable - The Other Side of the Mirror (LGBT Pride 2012) Add Video

 

In honour of Gay Pride Week I decided to do a raw live recording of the song I wrote about coming out when I was 18.

 


LYRICS:

So this is how it feels when the world ends

Something dies and is born again

You think you know yourself, but do you?

 


Should I stay silent? or be condemed?

This is how it feels when the world ends

Can you fathom the darkness inside of you?

 


Take a look at your face

It will be replaced

This is the other side of the mirror

 


Shades of gray; nothing's carved in stone

Suffer in silence, or be alone?

Why can't I have my cake and eat it too?

 


Always different, always on the outside

And now I know the reason why

What would they all say if they only knew?

 


Shadows of silence haunting me through the night?

And yet within my shell my soul takes flight?

And believe me, world, I really had no choice

 


The secret deep within asphyxiates me

I've got to let it out; I've got to be free

And someone, somewhere, has got to hear my voice!

 


Take a look at your face

It will be replaced

This is the other side of the mirror

 


Mother, Father, I can not be

Whatever it is that you want me to be

I wish that you could understand, I wish that you could say,

"It's all right, sweetheart, we love you anyway."

But I know I can't expect what will never be

And all that I can hope is that you'll still care for me

So if this is farewell, I guess I'll say goodbye

And face the world with hope and my battle cry --

Someone's got to take the chance, and say it loud:

"I'm young, gay, and proud!"


Take a look at your face

It will be replaced

This is the other side of the mirror

 


So this is how it feels when the world ends

Something dies and is born again

You think you know yourself, but do you?

 


Well, I'm not silent, and I've been condemned

But maybe someday all this pain will end

Courage, patience, and faith will see us through


Take a look at your face

It will be replaced

This is the other side of the mirror

 


Take a look at your face

It will be replaced

This is the other side of the mirror

 


Written and performed by Sable (Diane Morrison)

 

Copyright (c) 1993, 2012 by Diane Morrison. All rights reserved.

Posted by SableAradia on August 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM 1910 Views