She said, you have to watch me or I won't feel as beautiful
she danced around the room in ballet slippers
she said, you have to listen or I won't feel quite as smart
she laid back in the grass, and named the stars

she said I'm never as good as when you're with me
I'm never as brave as when you're there
I'm never more free than when I know you can see
I'm never as good as when you're with me

she said you have to kiss me or I won't feel quite as loved
she closed her eyes and stood up straight and tried hard not to smile
she said you have to hold me or I won't feel quite as safe
she curled up close and stuck her nose in the side of my neck

She's got issues she can't explain
she's got fears she can't see
she's grown comfortable with screaming my name
she's only comfortable with me

she said you have to watch me, or I won't feel as beautiful
she danced around the room in ballet slippers


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Ballet Slippers song meanings
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    General CommentThis is one of my favourite songs of all time! David Jackson is a genius and his album "Breaking Ground" is a masterpiece! This song is pretty self explanatory, to me this song shows how much trust and love people can have for one another, the line "She said you hae to hold me or i won't feel quite as safe she curled up close and stuck her nose in the side of my neck" is my favourite because you can imagine it so easily. If you like this song, get the album, you will not be disappointed!!!
    irishravenon October 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAwww, totally agree with, "She said you have to hold me or I won't feel quite as safe, she curled up close and stuck her nose in the side of my neck" as being the best line of the song. Anyone who has experienced that type of comfort or emotion from another can relate. David Jackson is a fabulous songwriter! Just bought the album and I highly recommend... excellent, excellent!!!!
    bcaineirishon October 02, 2005   Link

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