Wide Open

© 1998 Jackie Tice

What does it matter where youíre going
Your future canít be seen
What does it matter where you come from
Itís only history

I want to fight for the right to be human
I want to live on my hope and my dreams
I lay myself wide open just to see what happens to me
I lay myself wide open just to see what happens

What does it matter what youíre saying
I only hear what I perceive
What does it matter what you believe in
When your faith is hanging on your need

I want to place all the cards on the table
I want to know what youíre holding from me
I lay myself wide open just to see what happens to me
I lay myself wide open just to see what happens

At the risk of being foolish
On the chance I am uncool
When it comes to my own heartstrings
I will follow my own rules
I will tell you that I love you
I will tell you how it feels
Should you turn away in laughter
I will wish you well and heal
I will heal

What does it matter what your name is
You r tears are salty just the same
What does it matter who youíre racing?
We all reach the finish line someday

I want to see the stars shine forever
I want to know every breath that I breathe

I lay myself wide open just to see what happens to me
I lay myself wide open just to see what happens
I lay myself wide open just to see