“Illusion (In the Beholder’s Eye)"
If Beauty’s in the eye of the beholder
What does the Beholder think?
Of her face, so pretty?
What does the Beholder want to see?
Illusion, illusion, what do you see, love?
Love, makeup distorts the natural grace
Illusion, illusion, what do you want
To see, pretty, love, she is a queen,
Royalty, we associate beauty with its name
But as history shows, the ugliest thing
Mark it so, ugly. Style and fashion
Run their course, definite and short
But beauty’s not an opinion
It’s just a state of mind.
Illusion, illusion, what do you see, now?
Love, the natural grace is hidden
I have a choice to choose between
The model and the poor girl
You know, the model is so far, prettier?
Well, it’s just because we give her a label,
If you look again, the poor girl’s
So much prettier than you realized
Illusion, illusion, beholder, tell me this
Contests of beauty, I can’t relate
I ain’t any judge, but I won’t vote
On this made-up face
Copyright (c) Richard Rowell 2004
by Richard Rowell, Write W.A.V.E. Media Staff
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