You Believe in Me

You Believe in Me appears on

Hopelessly In Love: The Lyrics Of Tom Toce
Featuring Carole J. Bufford, Jack Donahue, And Jennifer Sheehan
with a guest appearance by Jane Monheit

You Believe in Me
Sung by Jennifer
Music by Zina Goldrich

Piano: Matthew Martin Ward
Bass: Boots Maleson

You Believe in Me

When my confidence is shot
And my self-esteem just barely not
And there’s hopelessness as far as I can see
I don’t go to pieces, babe
The way I used to do
Oh, no, I tell myself that you believe in me
When I’m left with two left feet
And my insides feel like cream of wheat
And it’s down to where it’s either fight or flee
I don’t run for cover, babe
The way I used to do
Oh, no, I tell myself that you believe in me
Little boys believe in Superman
Bigger ones believe in Peter Pan
You believe that I’ll come through
I’ll have you know it kills me when I do
Little girls believe in fairy tales
Bigger ones believe in Bloomingdales
I believe in nothing much
Except the crazy tonic of your touch
So when things are looking good
And I start to think they always should
And the day’s about as sunny as can be
I don’t hunt for thunderclouds
The way I used to do
Or sit around and wonder when
The trouble’s gonna brew
The change was oh, so simple
All it took was someone to
Believe in
And to believe in me