In Skin Only

IN SKIN ONLY
words and music by Shellen Lubin

No, I wonít cry
Youíve sucked me dry of all my tears
Yes, Iíll miss you
But Iíve been missing you for years
I long ago gave up believing
Anything you say
And in a way
Iíve just been waiting for this day

So go
Donít expect me on my knees
Just go
No, I won't beg you please
Yes, it will be hard to begin alone
But easier than now
Youíre here in skin only

Donít know what happened
To the girl who thought that I was king
Believed in all our dreams
Thought I could do anything
Burst into bright smiles, ran to my arms
And held me fast
But that's the past
I should have known it wouldn't last

So go
Donít expect me on my knees
Just go
No, I won't beg you please
Yes, it will be hard to begin alone
But easier than now
Youíre here in skin only

To drink your fill
To sleep the night
To blame someone
To fight

Maybe somewhere's
A girl who harbors me no ill
And maybe somewhere's
A space that only I can fill

So go . . .

© 2004 Bondrov Music

Characters couched within characters -- written to be sung by Robert John Cook, one of the male singers I direct and coach -- changed a few words so that it would make more sense with a woman singing it . . .
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