What If

I’m taking baby steps, 
I should be doin’ them two at a time.
Timidity plagues me.
Insecurity wracks my mind.
Am I skating on thin ice
 when I'm ready to break out and sail the skies.

I don’t know what’s holding me back 
other than myself
Or the perceptions of somebody else.
I speak too softly, 
gotta learn to shout.
Get up on that stage and rage
But… What if I fall flat on my face and bruise my ego.
 What if I’m not as good as I seem to think.
 Am I really that fragile ~ Yes ~ Can’t you tell.
 I may walk like a women but I run like a little girl.
  
You’re my hero, my inspiration
I look up to you as children do.
You seem braver, stronger,
You're only less afraid
      You don’t care what people say.
  
I take a cue from you, 
I’m gonna strut my style.
Step aside, break out of my shell.
Be the me I always knew deep inside.
      Hope it’s all worthwhile.
  
 But… What if I fall flat on my ass and bruise my ego.
 What if I’m not as good as I seem to think.
 Am I really that fragile ~ Yes ~ Can’t you tell.
 I may talk like a woman but I cry like a little girl.
  
 I need applause...                  but you’ll never know it 
 Stroke my ego...                   If you don’t get up and show it
 Affirmation...                      How can we see it
 Standing Ovation...                If you don’t just get up and be it
  
 Take that chance, stand straight and smile
 maybe I’ll be better than I ever dreamed.
 
Who cares if I fall flat on my ass and bruise my ego
~ME~
 What if I’m not as good as I seem to think.
 Was I really that fragile ~ Yes ~ couldn’t you tell.
  
 I walked like a woman but I ran like a little girl.
 I talked like a woman but I cried like a little girl.
 I act like a woman but I break like a little girl
 I may be a woman but I’m just a little girl. 

What If live at the open mic

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