Bend Like Steel

Bend Like Steel

Lori Lieberman, Jet D’eau Music, BMI

It doesn’t take much
It never did
I can trace it back to when I was just a kid
I could walk around with a paper bag over my head
And they never noticed it
They never noticed it

It doesn’t take much
Now that I’m older still
The slightest disregard
Can set me tumbling down that hill
It doesn’t take much for me to feel the way I feel

Like oxygen,
Like a mountain top that’s hidden by the fog
Invisible
Like a ghost that lives inside a wall

Look at these two hands
Look at these strong legs
I’ve got this free will
I’ve got this choice to make

I can run or I can kneel
I can hide or I can feel
I can figure out what’s real
Or bend like steel

It doesn’t take much
To lose my way
To forget the things I’ve learned
My mind goes blank
It doesn’t take much
To close a door and walk away

It’s like
Oxygen
Like breathing out and breathing in
Unchangeable
It’s just the way it’s always been

Look at these two hands
Look at these strong legs
I’ve got this open heart
I’ve got this love to make
I can run or I can kneel
I can hide or I can feel
I can hurt or I can heal
Or bend like steel
Bend like steel

I was sailing
I was drifting
Somehow lost myself
So unreachable
In a sea I was just
Giving in to live a life inside this shell

Look at these two hands
Look at these strong legs
I’ve got this free will
I’ve got this choice to make

I can run orI can kneel
I can hide or I can deal
Cut the edge and break the seal
And melt this steel
Melt this steel
Or bend like steel
Bend like steel