A Lesson on Secrets

‘A Lesson on Secrets’ is a song by Alice Invictus.

2. A Lesson on Secrets
Alice Invictus
Very Good Advice (29 June 2016)

See, that’s the problem
You learned it when you were still small
Reinforced each monthly full moon
You thought that it was your fault

See, that’s the problem
You learned you were a heavy weight
That your parents dragged from town to town
To keep your secret safe

See, that’s the problem
Somewhere along the way
These secrets somehow convinced you
That all you bring is pain

When you’re taught you are a secret
That others are forced to keep
You’re taught, ‘Remus, you’re a minefield
Under other people’s feet’
When you’re taught that danger’s sewn
Into the lining of your soul
You learn to accept some secrets
Are just better left untold

See, that’s the problem
When clever boys become your friends
Eventually, your secret
Isn’t only yours to tend

See, that’s the problem
They’re kinder than you’ve ever known
Making themselves anew
So you don’t have to be alone

See, that’s the problem
Friendships with secrets at their core
Become oh so very fragile
When it comes to waging war

When you’re taught that there are people
Who will love you anyhow
You begin to hope, only to find
It all comes crashing down
And again you’re left in ruins
Of something that you called home
And your heart’s shattered into pieces
‘Cause you think you should have known

See, that’s the problem
We’re bound to repeat the past
War never really left us
But now that torch has been passed

See, that’s the problem
He has his hair and has her eyes
And he stands so young before you
With a look you recognise

See, that’s the problem
This boy is full of secrets too
So you teach him love and hope
He takes a different path than you

When you’re the one teaching the lessons
To James and Lily’s brave young son
You realize that having secrets
Doesn’t make you into one
So you tell him to confide
And trust that love will see him through
And you teach him all the things
That you wish had been taught to you

Maybe that’s the answer
To every question ever asked
When you teach love and understanding
You leave secrets in the past
And you hope you’ve taught them how
To lead lives happier than yours
And when all is said and done
How could a teacher ask for more?


One response to “A Lesson on Secrets”

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