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(1995) Do You Care
Do you care if I am happy,
And that I’m proud?
Do you like to see me smile,
And not drown in my tears?
Do you care if I am sad,
Or that I feel alone?
Do you mind if I suddenly cry,
Or if I hide in a secret place?
Do you care if I get lonely,
And that I feel abandoned?
Do you think that you should help,
Or if you should just stay away?
Do you care if I get mad,
Or if I throw a fit?
Do you feel like I do sometimes,
Do you understand my heart?
So, now I ask you before I go,
Do you care?
A movie keeps playing in my mind
about a girl who's life was filled with sorrow
but survived each day because of the grace of one man
who seemed to see through her mask and insecurities
to the beautiful soul that was slowly fading away
Until one day he found love again inside big blue eyes
and suddenly saw no use for the fragile girl
so he leaves her behind without saying goodbye
not knowing that by doing so he had given her a death sentence