12/29/08

DIE BEFORE I WAKE



CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION TO THE EVERYTHING
I’VE FOUND EVERYTHING I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR
EVERYTHING I COULD EVER NEED
HIDDEN WHERE I WOULD LEAST LIKELY SEE IT
HERE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIT INSIDE OF ME

IF I PUT IT THERE WITHOUT THINKING
THAT WOULD MEAN MY GUILT WAS SHRINKING
I KNEW THE ROAD I WALKED UPON
WAS PAVED WITH BROKEN GLASS
AND WHEN IT’S ALL OVER
I WON’T BE AFRAID YOU’LL ASK
NO REASONS WHY, AND ALL THE ARROWS POINT THERE
TO A PLACE I THINK I SEE, IN BETWEEN THE AIR

BUT WHERE WAS I?
OH, AND YES, AND ABOUT TO DIE
AND IT’S A MOOD THAT I GET QUITE OFTEN
AND IT NEVER SEEMS TO SOFTEN
I KNOW I CAN BEAT IT- BUT MAYBE I DON’T WANT TO
I KNOW I CAN DO IT- BUT MAYBE I DON’T WANT TO

IT WOULD BE EASIER TO BREATH, IF I STOPPED SEEING
IT WOULD BE EASIER TO SEE, IF I NEVER BREATHED
AGAIN
IT WOULD BE EASIER TO BREATH IF I STOPPED
IF I STOPPED
IF I DROPPED
IT WOULD BE EASIER TO BREATHE, IF I DROPPED AND NEVER GOT UP AGAIN

FOR SOMETHING COMING FOR SO LONG
I DIDN’T PLAN THIS, AND IT SEEMS ALL WRONG
BUT ALL MY ARROWS POINT TO THIS PLACE
AND I’LL NEVER LET YOU SEE
THE LOOK UPON MY FACE
YOU’LL MISS THE LAST THROES, THE NOBODY KNOWS,
WHAT NOBODY KNOWS, BUT WE ALL KNOW ANYWAY
AND IF I DIE BEFORE I WAKE
I’LL CONSIDER IT MY LUCKY BREAK

2 comments:

  1. This is awesome. You took the words right out of my brain. Bravo!

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