David Lingabee Songs & Songwriting

Song#: 3

Album
Name of Song: Behind the Mask

I heard what she said
It went into my mind
I didn’t do much else with it,
After all, she was looked on as sublime.

She was a human being,
But her reputation seemed a little loose,
She got away with deeds unknown,
And her charm was always the main host.

She knew I knew what she was up to,
She knew I knew she was a fake,
She also knew if she kept up the show,
She would continue getting the things that were at stake.

Chorus
You have to be careful who you listen to,
In fact it’s always better to think through things for yourself,
To trust another by the fact of reputation,
Is to really put your future in someone else’s hands.
______

A person like this can keep on going,
So don’t be surprised if you see that things don’t change,
A talking head that smiles and says all the right things,
Should only be valued by the things that they get done.

By looking at what a person does is the only fair way,
To make a judgement or to guage a level of trust,
The decision that you make based on this factor,
Do they destroy or do they build for the greater good?

Chorus
You have to be careful who you listen to,
In fact it’s always better to think through things for yourself,
To trust another by the fact of reputation,
Is to really put your future in someone else’s hands.
______

People have a kindness that is trusting,
They like to think of people as they think of themselves,
They like to give people the benefit of the doubt in things,
Until their trust is broken to a level they cannot take.

Whether that is a right or wrong way to live with people,
Is a decision that can only be made by you and me,
But the devastating loss that can be generated,
May prompt a deeper look at the way we seem to be.

Chorus
You have to be careful who you listen to,
In fact it’s always better to think through things for yourself,
To trust another by the fact of reputation,
Is to really put your future in someone else’s hands.
______

There’s nothing wrong with protecting friends and treasured loved ones,
Sometimes better to overly pervade a newfound friend,
If they’re good intentioned beings they really won’t mind at all,
As there’s nothing there for you to accidentally bend.

Good intentioned people have an actual kindness that’s real rock solid,
They don’t give off the thought of wondering who they are,
They’re so easy to be with because they mean well,
And you’ll also find they’re always willing to help.

Chorus
You have to be careful who you listen to,
In fact it’s always better to think through things for yourself,
To trust another by the fact of reputation,
Is to really put your future in someone else’s hands.
______

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