What Can I Say?

(lyrics & music by Chris Watson, Copyright ©.)

[instrumental verse]

[verse]
The classic form may be by some preferred
to lines of verse which do not have a rhyme,
but often I cannot locate the word
to say that which I mean to say in time.

[chorus]
What can I say, so you will know what I mean?
What can I say, so you will know what I mean?

[verse]
Vo-cab-u-la-ry is the limit here.
The sounds we use com-mu-ni-cate our thoughts.
A burst of air to make our meaning clear,
on paper just a mass of lines and dots.

[chorus, bridge, instrumental verse, chorus]

[verse]
But no-one hears my words the way I do.
We listen to each other through a haze
of how we think the picture that we drew
is clear to someone else's filtered gaze.

[chorus, bridge, end]