"I'm Not The Only One"


You don't know me
But I know of you
I've watched you for quite a long time
In admiration
I wish I had the nerve
To talk to you

I'm not the only one
I'm sure you never get lonely
It must be nice to be so beautiful
Do I even stand a chance?
Do I stand up to all the others?
Would you even tell me your name?

Would you call this obsession
If you knew how I feel
Or would you be flattered and ask me to stay?
Can't stand rejection
With that I never learned to live
Wish there was some way to find out without getting hurt

Look at me
You never even glance my direction
Is there some reason for this?
All I need is a sign
To tell me you know I'm alive
Though each time I see you, it gets easier to resist
I may be shy
But I know a waste of time when I see one
I can play the fool
That doesn't mean I want to be one

Back on my own
My mind back in my routine
I guess we belong where we've become most comfortable
Maybe I'll remember
Then again, maybe I won't
Someday, somebody's going to find this heart I saved for you.


"Understand The World"


I want to understand the world
I want to understand the world
My family's down on me
My friends are ignoring me
I want to understand the world
Everything that it's coming to be
I want to understand the world
Everything that it's doing to me

I want to understand the world
I want to understand the world
Lovers at war with each other
Sometimes people find it hard
To express what's on their minds
I want to understand the world
Everything that it's coming to be
I want to understand the world
In every way that it's discouraging me

Can somebody help me
Get to the place I want to be?
But once we've gotten there, don't leave me
It may not be all it's cracked up to be

I want to understand the world
I want to understand the world

We only hurt the ones that we love
What can our problem be?
What are we thinking of?
I want to understand the world
Everything that it's coming to be
I want to understand the world
Every bad thing I've started to be

I want to understand the world


"Take Me Walking"


Someday, someday I'll be
Up there where I belong
Won't be long before I get home
I'll see all that surrounds me
So far in front of me
Finally convinced that I'm free
Take me, take me walking
Take me, take me walking

Someday, when all's said and done
No one at which to aim the gun
And no one to make the kill
He'll look down at all that He created
But now devastated
Won't it be nice to find it so still?
Take me, take me walking
Take me, take me walking

Everything inside to keep out of the rain
Everything that stays outside washes down the drain
Everything prepared for the final step
Everything that's been saved sees that the pace is kept
Everything walks together, both man and beast
Everything towards the Promised Land, to feast
Everything equal to each other
Everything destined for what's theirs to discover
Take me, take me walking
Take me, take me walking

Someday, once my body has expired
And falls victim to the fire
Then my soul will move on for the rest
It will reside there, up where all is always fair
Nothing resembling despair
Walking carelessly on the air
Take me, take me walking
Take me, take me walking

1997 Mark Baranowski