I'm an example of the type of guy you always only wished you could be.
I've got a squeaky clean persona, I'm descended from the highest pedigree,
or so it seems...
I've made my home with people I don't really like, and not because I want to.
I'm a chicken in the worst sense of the word because I'm just too terrified
to be myself...
When I look at all the folks that crowd around me, I'm thinkin it's not that bad,
But all the people I call friends, I don't know for sure if they really have my back,
And I can't blame them...
I feel like no one knows me, and I don't think I'm off the reservation.
Somehow I've stayed underneath their radar, but that's no consolation
I can't see your face today, there's a concrete wall that's in the way,
and I'd like to know it's you when I come around.
I'm here to walk this line with you, and I know that it's a painful truth,
this big facade is comin' down,
it's comin' down,
it's comin' down...
Text and Music: James Parker, copyright 2010
James Parker gave me permission to share this and to take his photo!
What a lovely young man. Thank you Lord for inspiring us today through James' talents
and heart for you!