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No Secret

by Laura Marie

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As I'm getting ready to start a new season of songwriting, I've been going through some old songs to see if I left anything unfinished and looking for some I might want to revive for the live set. I completely forgot I wrote this song. Weird, right? I couldn't find the chord chart and lyrics for a good hour or so because I had it listed under "The End is Near" and not "No Secret". I don't think it will make the live set but I really like this one. I was playing around in an alternate tuning and then remember this sort of spilled out. The only thing I can recall about writing it is wanting to get through a particular situation in my life and it's kind of funny because I wrote this in 2014 and it took a few more years for me to feel like I finally broke free. "Here's to making it painfully clear..."


There’s a mess of irregular
pieces inside of my head
Mind like an open book
But not easily read
Paint thrown on a canvas
Among the hoarded and the stranded
And now, these particular parts
Strung on a thread
This is no secret

I have a mountain of
disparate thoughts
And emotions to go through
And I’ll scavenge the odds
and the ends
to find something of value
Some may be sticks and stones
Some might hit painfully close
but not everything in my head
Is always about you

Maybe there’s something you missed
But don’t go reading too much into this
This is no secret
This is no secret

Oh, so many presumptions
and interpretations
And always the perfect truth
Lost in translation
The word is the end is near
Here’s to making it painfully clear
‘Cause nothing from nothing’s
still nothing
For your information
This is no secret

O, there’s true inspiration
Ah, but then there is vision
And setting the stage
for an act of contrition
At worst it’s a genuine fake
At best it’s an honest mistake
But play the part and fair thee well
All is forgiven

Oh, now maybe there’s something
you missed
But don’t go reading too much
into this
This is no secret
This is no secret


released September 13, 2018


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Laura Marie San Antonio, Texas

Now the reason we're here
Every man, every woman
Is to help each other
Stand by each other
When love walks in the room
Everybody stand up
Oh it's good, good good
Say I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you - The Pretenders

At some point in my life, I heard this song and decided (before I knew I decided) that my life purpose was to send a "message of love". Be <3
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