Afraid

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Don't know if I should press the issue
That you don't care about how they treat you
Breaks my heart just a little more
To see you distraught face as you walk out the door

Wanting to say something
But speaking my heart was a little more scary
And I failed to protect you
From words that weren't true

I never let you know
I never tried to say
That I love you all the more
No matter what they tried to say
You needed a knight
But I was afraid
That they'd figure out
The feelings I worked to suppress all day

We talk and we speak
The hiccups in my voice
Are from my raging heart beat
How would you ever know
If I never say

Can't expect a different outcome
If I don't say anything
So give me another chance
I promise I won't misunderstand

I never let you know
I never tried to say
That I love you all the more
No matter what they tried to say
You needed a knight
But I was afraid
That you'd figure out, before I was ready to say

-Aaliyah

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