The Ugly Duckling

Illusion Suite

The pain that I feel
 The agony
 The tribulation
 Is something I will overcome
 And I see the swan pond
 It's hard to imagine a life free of strain

 I want this life that I am constantly denied
 They raise their hand in repugnance
 But I will get through

 Hey, duck
 Go and hide inside!
 You are to foul and ugly to socialize
 You might even scare them off
 Complain and cry
 You are a sucker
 You are a nasty case
 Your face should be hidden
 Your presence forbidden

 Inside I am a diamond
 But turning inside out
 Is painfully complicated
 Now I will take my life and my leave

 Looking into the water
 Too shocked to duck and drown
 I'm not the one that I used to be
 The mirror shows a swan

 Hey swan
 Play with us tonight
 Follow the secret path where the river ends
 We welcome you to our home
 This way!
 Come now!
 Follow the secret path where the river ends
 You came out of nowhere
 We want you to live your lfie