Parade - It's Hard to Speak My Heart Lyrics

2023 Broadway revival
Parade the Musical - It's Hard to Speak My Heart Lyrics

It's hard to speak my heart.
I'm not a man who bares his soul.
I let the moment pass me by
I stay where I am in control.
I hide behind my work,
Safe and sure of what to say:
I know I must seem hard,
I know I must seem: cold.
I never touched that girl -
You think I'd hurt a child, yes?
I'd hardly seen her face before -
I swear - I swore we'd barely met.
These people try to scare you
With things I've never said.
I know it makes no sense.
I swear I don't know why:
You see me as I am
You can't believe I'd lie
You can't believe I'd do these deeds -
A little man who's scared and blind,
Too lost to find the words he needs.
I never touched that child -
God - I never raised my hand!
I stand before you now:
Incredibly afraid.
I pray you understand.

Review: Parade the Musical Lyrics
It's Hard to Speak My Heart Lyrics Parade

Parade the Musical Lyrics

The Old Red Hills of Home
The Dream of Atlanta
How Can I Call This Home?
The Picture Show
Leo At Work/ What Am I Waiting For?
I Am Trying to Remember...
There is a Fountain/ It Don't Make Sense
Real Big News
You Don't Know This Man
The Trial: Hammer of Justice
Twenty Miles From Marietta
Factory Girls/ Come Up to My Office
My Child Will Forgive Me
That's What He Said
It's Hard to Speak My Heart
Closing Statements and Verdict
Rumblin' and a Rollin
Do It Alone
Pretty Music
This Is Not Over Yet
Blues: Feel the Rain Fall
Where Will You Stand When the Flood Comes?
All the Wasted Time