Window Dressing (Tiles)

Show me what I want to see If it keeps you safe Part One Tell me what I want to hear And what keeps you safe Talk tempts fate The game is engaged She plays with fire Vanity sidesteps around common senses Shrugging off conscience embracing pride Twisted scenes bring comfort in delusion Hide reality from the line of sight The harvest to intrude Fight proof Hollow her words ringing absurd Lies to save face compounding disgrace Light filters through the veil exposing guilt Clutch the straws of logic lost Hanging on the cross Ignorance lives in bliss with blinders on While it shows denial is en vogue Age-old wisdom's whisper dies from neglect Our egos to protect Now that I know How little we know About each other Tracing an image of a portrait That we wish was true But the colors run Faces I see Tell little about What to believe Layers of window dressing Barely hint at what's beneath Covered up like paint on rust Who to trust? PART TWO If I can still recall Simplicity seemed like nothing at all Summertime days to spend without end Hazy warm faint scent of pine gracing the air We let our whims take us away Not to return as Eden drew to a close Careless deeds strip my faith Heart on ice I retreat I wish true were false & fiction were real Bit by bit the mirage fades from view Never taught finally learned The corner turned Wish I may wish I might Forget illusion's charm Now that I know How little we know About each other Tracing an image of a portrait That we wish was true Fashion covers all we hope to hide Faces I see Tell little about What to believe Layes of window dressing Barely hint at what's beneath Now that I know How nothing we show Really matters Optimistic-pessimistic Expectation to blame PART THREE So much happens that we can't perceive Safe in a cloak of ignorance With passing time childish notions finally die When the pain we endure Compounds with consciousness Delusions to protect & survive Reflecting on what I know I will never know Curtains drawn concealing the light of truth