Never Is a Promise - Fiona Apple

You'll never see--the courage I know
Its colours' richness won't appear within your view
I'll never glow--the way that you glow
Your presence dominates the judgments made on you

But sa the scenery grows, I see in different lights
The shades and shadows undulate in my perception
My feelings swell and stretch; I see from greater heights
I understand what I am still too proud to mention--to you.

You'll say you'll understand, but you don't understand
You'll say you'd never give up seeing eye to eye
But never is a promise, and you can't afford to lie

You'll never touch--these things that I hold
The skin of my emotions lies beneath my own
You'll never feel the heat of this soul
My fever burns me deeper than I've ever shown--to you.

You'll say Dont fear your dreams, it's easier than it seems
You'll say you'd never let me fall from hopes so high.
But never is a promise and you cant afford to lie

You'll never live the life that I live
I'll never live the life that wakes me in the night
you'll never hear the message I give
You'll say it looks as though I might give up this fight

But as the scenery grows, I see in different lights
The shades and shadows undulate in my perception
My feelings swell and stretch, I see from greater heights
I realize what I am now too smart to mention--to you.

You'll say you'll unerstand, you'll never understand
I'll say I'll never wake up knowing how or why
I dont know what to believe, you dont know who i am
You'll say i need appeasing when I start to cry.
But never is a promise and I'll never need a lie.

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