woman’s face lyrics – colin hay

don’t put on that makeup
don’t cover your skin
let it be naked
and let me look in
don’t put on the lipstick
just this once
i know you’ve got cracked lips
from racing the wind

and if you ask me what i am seeking
is there some truth that i embrace
i’m simple enough
and seeing is believing
and what i see
is a woman’s face

you don’t look like a model
and thank god for that
you look so beautiful in your morning hat
don’t put on those earrings
that you love so much
from where i am sitting
you can do without that touch

and if you ask me
why i am staring
it’s as innocent as a caress
there’s nowhere but here
we’re no longer hiding
nothing’s as free as a woman’s face

now you are laughing
from deep in your soul
the lines tell a story
that’s not done being told
your eyes hold your secrets
they never shall tell
blue as the ocean
and deep as a well

and if you ask me what i am seeking
is there some truth that has such grace
i’m simple enough and seeing is believing
and what i see right in front of me is a woman’s face

you know you make me crazy baby
when you give me that pout
let’s just stay in
let’s not go out
let’s go leaping, leaping, leaping
leaping about

/ colin hay lyrics