Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What to Believe

Yesterday I saw a man on the street
He wasn't dead beat or tired
Dressed in jeans and other attire
White beard pretty clean, eyes unfrozen
Nothing out of place, nothing broken
He was holding a sign in black ink
"Homeless. No casa. Please help me."
And I sat in the car, passenger seat
Wondering whether or not to believe
The story he told, or was it just a lie?
Judging whether or not to buy this for real
Driver just turned the wheel
Ignored him
We've seen so many things in our lives
A lot of half-truths, just plain lies
Everybody tries to get theirs for free
And I've grown cold to those around me
I don't feel sorry for him because he looked
Perfectly fine, get out, get a job, dollar or dime
It's crazy
We're so dependent on medication
That we don't know the meaning of dedication and
Hard work
Too lazy to utter an "erk"
Keep moving along, passing by, gone...

Friday, January 2, 2009

Lying Little Pill

I'm sick and tired
Of trying to be alright
I'm not okay
Not okay

But you don't believe
You won't believe
Say you can't ever
Believe me

Swallow the pill
It'll make you better
(You're such a liar)

I'm trying to tell you
Been trying to tell you
But you're impossible
To talk to

It figures...

The one person
I'm supposed to talk to
Won't even listen to me

You call it excuses
But I'm trying to help myself
Trying to find an answer
Without asking questions
Because you're no help

Swallow the pill
It'll make you better
(You're such a liar)

There's plenty more
Left to say
But even these
Won't reach you...

Hate Me

[You hate me
I hate me
So who's left
To join in the fun?]

[You hate me
I hate me
So who's

Where is my (joy)
Where is my escape
(Why can't I)
Ever seem to be
The one
(You want)

[I'm not perfect
You're not perfect
They're not perfect
But perfect
Is what you want]

[We're not perfect
It don't exist
But perfect
Is all you want]

An illusion
I hate it
(Like me)

[But still you scream
You scream
At me]

I'm no mistake
No mistake

I'm just me
Just me the me I want to be

[Why don't you open
Open your eyes
Stop acting blind
I know you can see
Stop lying
Stop trying]

You blame me
(For yourself)
You blame me
(For myself)
You blame me
(For anything)
You blame me
(For everything)

[I can't take anymore]


If you cut me
And I cut me
How many cuts will it take?
Will I bleed?
Will I die?
Will you see?
Will you try?

[Take this blade]
Cut me deep
(Maybe I'll)
Finally feel
(From you)
Be it pain
Or pain

[All that you ever gave me]

I hate me
(Cut me deep inside)
You hate me
(You finally gave me)
Something to feel
All that you give
All that you give

I'm not perfect
(You're no better)
Stop dreaming (because)
I'll never be
(Who you want me to be)

I'm just me
(Just me)
Just me
(Just me)
I'm just

[Someone we can all hate]


word = speaking/singing
(word) = whispering/echo
[word] = stern voice/screaming