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YOU DON’T LOOK SICK

Joy Selak / Georgia Middleman

I passed a woman on the street
With a brace on her arm
She didn’t have to explain
I knew that she’d been harmed

And it got me to thinking
What would my life be
If I could have a brace
Wrapped all over me

But that will never be the way that I appear
And it wears on me when I have to hear

You don’t look sick
So you must not be
I think you’re lying
You don’t look so bad to me
I wanna tell you how I’m hurting
And I’m broken
But It’s hard
When you don’t look sick
No one sees who you really are

I’ll go out to a party
Dance and stay up late
Have everybody laughing
Then I’m in bed for three days straight

On that one night I forget
Just how painful life can be
But don’t let that be the ruler
By which you measure me

Cause that’s not fair it’s only one good day
Do you know how much it hurts me every time I hear you say

You don’t look sick
So you must not be
I think you’re lying
You don’t look so bad to me
I wanna tell you how I’m hurting
And I’m broken
But It’s hard
You don’t look sick
No one sees who you really are

My illness isn’t who I am or who I’ve been
Or who I’m gonna be
If I don’t look sick
Then that must mean there’s nothing wrong with me

© 2018 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP) / Middle Girl Music (ASCAP)

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from SW​​:​​S Retreat May 2018, released June 7, 2018

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