Lyric: Underneath

Updated on February 26, 2019
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Lena Kovadlo is a writer for various content sharing websites. She's an author of 12 books, and helps other authors publish their books.

We live in a cruel world. There will always be people out there who will try to belittle us, say negative things about us, make fun of us, and cause us pain in some way. In trying to protect ourselves from the hurt, the pain, and all the possible negativity we hide our real selves from the world. I've done that myself and on more than one occasion.

We shouldn't have to do that but somehow it makes us feel safe. At the same time it hurts that we can't be who we are in front of others... And we take off our mask only when we are alone or with the one we love.

When being in the mood to write a lyric one day this is the topic I chose to write about. It started with the chorus and then the rest of the lyric followed. The title ended up being "Underneath". It is one of my favorite lyrics that I've written to-date and I've written hundreds of them.

I thought I had already included "Underneath" in one of my earlier published books but it turned out that I hadn't done that. So, when putting together and publishing my latest poetry/lyric book Frozen in Time that I released at the end of 2018 I made sure that this lyric made it into the book.

To me it's a deep and an emotionally moving lyric that hopefully connects with others at least in some small way. It is a dream of mine to have this made into an actual song. Maybe one day it will happen. For now enjoy the words of "Underneath".

The photo is mine.
The photo is mine.

Underneath

We are who we are
So the world doesn’t see
What we feel deep inside
What is there underneath

Underneath the cover of sleep
Underneath the dreams of the deep
Underneath the layers of façade
Is a soul, a soul that I love
Now and forever
We touch underneath
We are who we are underneath

We pretend to be brave
We pretend to be strong
Act like everything’s fine
When inside we are torn

Underneath the cover of sleep
Underneath the dreams of the deep
Underneath the layers of façade
Is a soul, a soul that I love
Now and forever
We touch underneath
We are who we are underneath

Oh the world is so cruel
How can we ever be
What we are underneath
When everyone will only try
To bring us down

Underneath the cover of sleep
Underneath the dreams of the deep
Underneath the layers of façade
Is a soul, a soul that I love
Now and forever
We touch underneath
We are who we are underneath

Written June 3, 2012

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    © 2019 Lena Kovadlo

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        Ben Desrosiers 

        5 months ago

        Yes we do have to watch our feelings as no one else,knows how we really feel. good work Lena, You are one with your feelings.

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        Cynthia 

        5 months ago

        I love this, Lena. It speaks to my heart because I feel the words.

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        Lena Kovadlo 

        6 months ago from Staten Island, NY

        Thanks for the comment Regis. That is a long time of being an educator and dealing with everything this job entails.

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        Regis 

        8 months ago

        There is much truth expressed through your verses here, Lena. I can relate. I was an educator for over thirty years and the reason I "survived" is that most often in the classroom, I wore masks and I acted. Thank you for sharing.

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