Suzanne Vega – Book & A Cover Lyrics

What’s that they told you
About a book & a cover?
Don’t judge so quickly
Is it too much to remember?
Cause pictures lie
You know
I’ll show
It’s so
Just give it one thought

What’s that they taught you?
To revere a kind of beauty?
To paint on that pretty veneer
And try to hide whatever’s dirty?
Well, faces lie
You’ll see
No sympathy
Just give it one thought

Come here and I will whisper true
About the things I know of you
And you will recognize them
Always…

As near to you as breath and bone
So dear to me, and yours alone
And I will love you for them
Always…

What’s that they tell you
About a book & a cover?
Don’t judge so quickly
They’ll tell you one thing and then another
But see what lies
Within
Under the skin
Just give it one thought

Come here and I will whisper true
About the things I know of you
And you will recognize them
Always…

As near to you as breath and bone
So dear to me, and yours alone
And I will love you for them
Always…

What’s that they told you
About a book & a cover?
Is it too much to remember?
Cause you, you’re one thing and then another…