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Stan Davis: Music

06 What Did You See

words & music by Stan Davis
HELLO THERE, ANNA
HOW ARE YOU DOING HERE THIS EVENING?
HERE IN MONTANA
IS IT TRUE THAT VIEWING IS BELIEVING?
WHAT’S THE FUSS ALL ABOUT?
WE ARE HERE TO FIND OUT
SO I’M ASKING INGENUOUSLY
IF THERE IS SOMETHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO TELL ME
(OR IF YOU WANT TO, YOU CAN TELL ME)
IN OTHER WORDS, WE ASK
“WHAT DID YOU SEE?”

PLEASE FORGIVE THESE QUESTIONS
SOME MAY SUGGEST WE’RE ACTING WITH CALLOUSNESS
BUT YOUR IMPRESSIONS
CAN HELP US ASSESS OUR FURTHER ANALYSIS
LET’S NOT BE PREMATURE
BETTER WAIT ‘TIL YOU’RE SURE
AND YOU KNOW IT DEFINITIVELY
THEN LOOK INTO MY EYES AND WHISPER TO ME
(OR IF YOU WANT TO, WHISPER TO ME)
THE ANSWER WHEN WE ASK
“WHAT DID YOU SEE?”

WE ALL KNOW THE MIND PLAYS TRICKS
PERHAPS YOU WERE IMAGINING
SO IF YOU’RE INCLINED TO JUST SAY “NIX”
OUR REPORT WILL BE SWEET AND SHORT
WE’LL SAY YOU SAW NOTHING

IT’S AMERICANA
TO SERVE THE BEST INTERESTS OF OUR NATION
AND SO, MY DEAR ANNA
WE’D LOVE TO HEAR YOUR EXPLANATION
TO RAISE AN ALARM COULD UNDULY CAUSE HARM
SO USE CAUTION BEFORE YOU PROCEED
IF YOU CAN’T SAY FOR SURE - WITH ALL CERTAINTY
THEN DON’T RESORT TO BLUFFING
IT’S BETTER TO SAY, “NOTHING”
WHEN ANSWERING TO ME
“WHAT DID YOU SEE?”