ryan montbleau LYRICS 

STRAW IN THE WIND

 

You’re never-ending

You’re well beyond the years and miles

And caught pretending

That you are only measured by

The smile that you can show

Or the frown that you won’t go to when you’re down

 

The sky’s defending

You’re darkening another day

Back is bending

Threatening to break from all this strain

I know, I’ve seen it all before

Picked it on up and don’t know how to put it on down

 

Wouldn’t it be nice if you had all your ducks in a row

If you could reconcile the smile you want to fell

With the one that you show

 

Calling out the great pretender

Oh, you keep it down low, I know, I know, I know

Keep it down low and don’t tell anybody now

Such a reverent defender

Of the one that’s in your head, I said, I said, I said

The one that’s in your head

But it’s just another straw in the wind

 

Your ears are screaming

You flash that thousand-dollar smile

So well meaning

Kindness to one and all yet all the while

So well misunderstood

Screaming inside your walls

 

What if every window was a mirror in disguise

If you could reconcile the light you want to feel

With your pretender’s eyes

With your pretender’s eyes

 

Calling out the great pretender

Oh, you keep it down low, I know, I know, I know

Keep it down low and don’t tell anybody now

Such a reverent defender

Of the one that’s in your head, I said, I said, I said

The one that’s in your head

Is just another straw in the wind

 

Don’t you just want to let it out and fly

All the screaming inside your head

Let it out and fly