Shallow Man

I think I am the cool sophisticate, the PC Guru then watching the ebb and flow of micro-skirts on a Friday Night, I realise that I’m such a..

      Shallow Man - Paul D E Mitchell


Shallow Man

I’ve been searching for the Holy Grail

Forever and a day

All my ‘perfect’ relation-ships

Weigh anchor and they sail away

I’m a stranger to the truth

I’m a stranger in disguise

It’s no wonder that she drove away

In my cavalcade of lies.

I’m such a shallow man – such a shallow man


I’ve said sorry a billion times

Now the word has no meaning

I’ve cried rivers of crocodile tears

But not a single girl believes me

They see right through my master plan

I’m nothing more than a shallow man

A shallow man – such a shallow man

A smoke and mirrors man.


I’ve been searching for the perfect girl

Since the very Dawn of Time

But my cruel and shallow heart

Leaves me stranded with a cliff to climb

I crave danger in the perfect chase

Running naked through a field of mines

I’m just a fool for her flawless face

I’m so bedazzled by her sexy lines!


I’ve thrown away my one true love

The grass was always greener

Now I feel like a dirty shirt

She’s taking to the cleaners

I’m like a cat in a hot tin can

I’m nothing more than a shallow man

A shallow man – such a shallow man

A smoke and mirrors man

That’s what I am –

I never meant to be so cruel

I’m just a superficial fool

A shallow man

I’m such a shallow man

(won’t you believe me?)  


Well, get out there’s the door!    

(won’t you believe me?)

     I’m such a superficial man!        




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I was reading – only this afternoon – a quotation of an Indian Yogi. He said, “Nothing in the world can bother you as much as your own mind.” I think your poem pretty much demonstrates that. I accept what you say, but I don’t believe you! I am certain that you are anything but shallow – even to have thought of your poem, which gave me enjoyment. Nothing shallow about that. 🙂

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