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The Beauty of The Other Side

Amanda could not find a reason
to tell me her love was in season
but music had dropped her defenses
and liquor had loosened her tongue
she told that she was still waiting
for the right man so she could quit dating
but one by one they had fallen
for reasons she could not explain
now she reaches in the midnight
for the hand that holds no promise
of a baby or a furnace
and day dreams are real, when passions reveal
the beauty of the other side

Christina would not take suggestion
she took pills to stop her regression
but pills would not give her answers
to questions that she couldn't face
she called me to fill her desire
but I could not put out the fire
that threatened again to consume her
like so many times in the past
now she motions for another
with the likeness of no other
when she's desperate for a lover
and day deams are real, when passions reveal
the beauty of the other side

I wandered alone in denile
believing my soul was on trial
for romance had left me abandoned
to wrestle with longing and hate
I walked on to look for the answer
that's when I met up with a dancer
she moved with such grace and purpose
I could not remember my pain
then my memories soon were filed
like a bunch of useless records
under thoughts that are not needed
for day dreams are real, when passions reveal
the beauty of the other side

words and music by Dan Whitaker
1998 Sunny Smedley Music