(Annie Lennox)

Fools like me are so easily taken

And fools like me can be so mistaken







Sometimes we fall in love without asking (or deliberately wanting to ignore) if our lover really cares about us, even though evidence is before our eyes: “Was I blind, deaf and dumb to the word slipped from your tongue?”. And then, when we wake up, everything seems so clear:

“I tried and tried again to make you notice me; but talking to myself won’t catch your attention, I see”. Being true to ourselves is not so easy, and some doubts can remain with us for long, long time: “Alone in my bed, the things that you said go round in my head still; it seems to be true that nothing I do can influence you”.

“Honestly” is the fourth track on Bare (2003).