Shock Value, by Allison McCulloch
Shock Value

So you memorized the tricks
And when you threw them in the mix
It didn't get through quite like before
Cause we're so jaded, not so innocent anymore

Shock value has gone up
Obscene is commonplace
Scaring us requires effort
And one of these days
The only reason we'll feel resentment
Is that we set ourselves up for disappointment

Take off the harmless mask
And just do this one simple task
Make me believe in love again
And I'll truly be surprised at you then

No longer shocked
Just scarred
As long as I don't 
distrust prayer
I think i'll be alright
And I may even 
 put up a fight

(Repeat chorus)
8/13/01 Allison McCulloch

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