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Unreleased 2: Take No Prisoners

You Don't Know My Heart

Janis Ian

We learn to stand in the shadows
Watch the way the wind blows
Thinking no one knows - we're one of a kind
Shy glances at the neighboring team
Romance is a dangerous dream
Never knowing if they'll laugh or scream
Living on a fault line
Will you won't you be mine?
Hoping it'll change in time

We can't hold hands
when there's sunlight in the park
We just hold hands after dark
And if people say we chose this way
to set ourselves apart
I say - you don't know my heart
You don't know my heart

Used to run, I used to hide
Heard a joke and let it slide
Easier to laugh than lie, waiting on discovery
Tried to fit, I tried to blend
We learn young to pretend
'cause if they knew, the world would end
Frightened of my family
Where is everyone like me?
When will I be free

We can't hold hands
when there's sunlight in the park
We just hold hands after dark
And if people say we chose this way
to set ourselves apart
I say - you don't know my heart
You don't know my heart

Everybody needs a love of their own
I'm no different than the rest
Everyone deserves a happy home
And that's what we do best
Why do they have to make it a test

We can't hold hands
when there's sunlight in the park
We just hold hands after dark
And if people say we chose this way
to set ourselves apart
I say - you don't know my heart
You don't know my heart

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Tour Dates

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All tour dates updated on July 10, 2019

  • Wednesday August 21

    The Kate, Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    The Kate

    Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    Phone: 860.510.0473

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    Janis closes out the summer with two solo evening at The Kate, one of her all-time favorite venues. After a long run with old pal Livingston Taylor, where sets had to accomodate the co-bill, this solo show should feature several brand new songs and a few blistering guitar solos!!

  • Thursday August 22

    The Kate, Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    The Kate

    Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    Phone: 860.510.0473

    Visit the venue's website

    Janis closes out the summer with two shows at The Kate, one of her all-time favorite venues. After a long run with old pal Livingston Taylor, where sets had to accomodate the co-bill, expect several brand new songs and a few blistering guitar solos in this magical solo evening!

  • Friday February 28

    E. J. Thomas Hall, Akron, Ohio

    E. J. Thomas Hall

    Akron, Ohio

    Phone: 330-972-7570

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  • Sunday March 1

    Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington, IN

    Buskirk-Chumley Theater

    Bloomington, IN

    Phone: 812.323.3020

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