A Song About Him

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Rated PG for mild language, this is about being distrusted, and difficulty with self identification, for both myself, and for a loved one. Comments, feedback, questions are appreciated, thank you.



The line we're walking isn't twisted
narrow where its edges stray
you always stay nearby
clinging to the fringe for today
when your face becomes a strange
I'll meet you at our bend
where your words start running nearer
but closer to their ends

there's no sense turning back
I can't let go


you've got your tongue pressed on
another vacant "oh"
when was the last time you called me a liar?
you made my heart start with
your voice against my lips
maybe I'm sleeping but I sure as hell don't dream



I'm gasping for a dead-end shot at breathing
because this choice is killing me
where does this ever end
your blood strung out on the back of my hand
when will this ever end
or will our ending go on without me
I'll wait until the sunset to see how tomorrow starts


there's no sense turning back
I can't let go

you've got your tongue pressed on
another vacant "oh"
when was the last time you called me a liar?
you made my heart start with
your voice against my lips
maybe I'm sleeping but I sure as hell don't dream

I nearly broke my throat when I told you that
my feelings were the same
I think sometimes that lying
might have been a better way
might have been a better way
can't there be some better way to keep us going
I think I might have stopped


there's no sense turning back
I can't let go

you've got your tongue pressed on
another vacant "oh"
when was the last time you called me a liar?
you made my heart start with
your voice against my lips
maybe I'm sleeping but I sure as hell don't dream


Submitted: January 31, 2009

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