Words can hurt, words can heal,
they dictate the way we feel.
Pick us up, spin us around,
make us soar, or crash to the ground.
Take a heart, shred it in two
break a spirit, cleave it through.
Build you up, then knock you down,
turn your smile the wrong way round.
Words of love, or words of hate,
qualify our emotional state.
If you can't say nice things at all,
'tis best to let the silence fall.