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​Book & a Cover

This song is by Suzanne Vega and appears on the compilation album Tried and True: The Best of Suzanne Vega (1998).

Original video
What's that they told you
About a book and a cover
Don't judge so quickly
Is it too much to remember
'Cause pictures lie, you know
I'll show it's so
Just give it one thought

What's that they taught you
To revere a kind of beauty
To paint on that pretty veneer
And try to hide whatever's dirty
'Cause faces lie, you'll see
No sympathy
Just give it one thought

Come here and I will whisper true
About the things I know of you
And you will recognize them always

As near to you as breath and bone
So dear to me and yours alone
And I will love you for them always

What's that they tell you
About a book and a cover
Don't judge so quickly
They'll tell you one thing and then another
But see what lies within
Under the skin
Just give it one thought

Come here and I will whisper true
About the things I know of you
And you will recognize them always

As near to you as breath and bone
So dear to me and yours alone
And I will love you for them always

What's that they told you
About a book and a cover
Is it too much to remember
'Cause you hear one thing then another
About a book and a cover

Written by:

Suzanne Vega