Because You’re You

© Clare Allsop 1990

 

Doesn’t she look pretty?

Mustn’t he spend money in the city?

Am I out of line how can I be as good as they?

Got to save my pennies

Have I got to be the same as any?

Or they’ll take one look at me

And just throw me away.

You say, “Remember what I told you

It is not ‘cause of your clothes I love you

The way you look, the way you do your hair.

No I don’t care what the weight scales weigh;

I don’t care what people say;

In you I see the fairest of the fair.

I can see behind the mask,

Behind the make-up that you wear,

And I only see the fairest of the fair.”

Look at him; he must have been

Cut out for a starring role.

Must I try to do what these can do?

Tell me why do I keep falling

By the wayside time and time again?

They didn’t hold much hope out then,

And now it’s coming true.

You say, “Remember what I told you,

It is not cause of your deeds I love you,

Things you are trying so hard to do.

Oh no, it’s not the good things that you do,

Or what people say to you,

I love you just because you’re you.

So many ways you try to hide,

But I can see your heart inside;

I love you just because you’re you.

I love you just because you’re you…

Because you’re you.