My dad laughed.
"Anyone," he said,
"Who can get you to listen to a pianist, must be doing something right."
It was true.
You know, I feel myself changing because of you,
And the strange thing is,
I'm not fighting it,
Not even a little, and I don't even want to.
The walls of stubbornness
Surrounding my heart
Are melting in your presence,
And I'm too happy to build them back.
One by one, my guards fall down,
Rendered useless at your feet,
And here I am,
Not even hiding in shame,
But instead embracing you with a trusting heart.
You know, I used to think this would never happen,
I would never be able to love you like this,
But now, I cannot imagine anything
That could cause me to stop loving you.
So many things are changing,
And all my life I've been terrified of change,
Of the pain it brings,
But now, I'm walking blindly
Letting you guide me to wherever we're going.
I usually over-think ever aspect of a relationship,
Trying to foresee if it will lead to heartache.
I usually think too deeply about what is said or done,
Others have said some of the same things you have,
And I panicked, I hurt, and I worried.
But when you say them,
I don't take them the wrong way,
I don't want to.
I don't want to look for signs of deception in your eyes,
I just want to see their beauty,
And I don't listen for clues in how you speak to me,
I just love to hear your voice.
When you hold me close,
I don't think, "Does he really love me?"
I just feel how good it is to be in the arms of the one I love.
You said, "Some things in life,
You have to take risks for,
Because there is a potential for so much good,
Even if there's a chance of falling and getting hurt,
It's worth the risk."
I never used to agree,
I used to be too scared,
But you are worth the risk
Of not being afraid anymore.