Little Bit of Emotion

Ray Davies, released on Low Budget, © Davray Music Ltd. 1979

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See all the people

With hatred in their eyes

I can't help thinking that

It's only a disguise

Cause underneath that core

There's got to be more

Than what we realize

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Maybe they're scared

To let the inside out

Maybe they're afraid to

Show what they're all about

So they put on a heavy front and hope that no one else

Can work them out

So they put on all the heaviness

But its only an illusion heaviness

Can't you see

They're scared to

Show a little bit of emotion

A little bit of real emotion

In case a little bit of emotion

Gives them away

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Look at that lady dancing around with no clothes

She'll give you all her body

That's if you've got the dough

She'll let you see most

Anything but there's one thing

That she'll never show

And that's a little bit of real emotion

A little bit of true emotion

In case a little bit of emotion

Gives her away

But it's a shame she's acting that way

Somehow she's gotta get through every day

And the only way

Is not to show one little bit of emotion

A little bit of true emotion

In case a little bit of emotion gives her away

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People learn their lines

And they act out their part

Then they talk on cue

But it's got no heart

It's all on the surface

And it's all contrived

They're scared to come out

Somehow they've got to survive

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Look at that looney

With a smile on his face

He knows no shame

And feels no disgrace

He's got a look in his eyes

That makes it seem that he's from outer space

Maybe that looney knows what it's all about

He's got something to say

But he can't spit it out

He's unco-ordinated so we shut him out

In case he shows a little bit of emotion

A little bit of real emotion

We're afraid to see a bit of emotion

So we walk away

Show a little bit of real emotion

Show a little bit of emotion

We're afraid to see a bit of emotion

So we walk away

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