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Pearl Inside The Shell
© 1999 Mark Allen

She’s a little on the quiet side
Kind of shy, it shows in her eyes
Loneliness is all she knows
She has to hide, because inside
There’s a fragile girl who’s full of fright
She guards her heart, and she holds it tight
She seldom shows anyone this beauty deep as a well

CHORUS
There’s a pearl inside the shell
There’s a pearl inside the shell
There’s a pearl inside the shell
Of the lady I love.

Will she ever take another chance
A sea of tears, hope disappears
Separated from the pain
Far below, the undertow
And until she can swim from this dark abyss
She’ll never find out what true love is
It crosses her mind sometimes, what would happen if she fell?

CHORUS
There’s a pearl inside the shell
There’s a pearl inside the shell
There’s a pearl inside the shell
Of the lady I love.

BRIDGE
I caught a glimpse of light from this star-lit gem
When she opened up and let me in, and I’ll never be the same
A wave of emotion and she couldn’t breathe
I gave her my heart, never thought she’d leave
My whole world’s turned upside down again

I wish I were the one who held the key
But there’s only one who can set her free
No matter what you may see, she has so much more to tell

CHORUS
There’s a pearl inside the shell
There’s a pearl inside the shell
There’s a pearl inside the shell

And I love that girl.