Tongue tied, tipping into my own defense,
wrapping my arms around myself.
Cover up my scars,
deny my lies.
Try to destroy everything else.
You can burn the papers all you want,
They’ll never quite disappear.
And you can never burn the truth,
Until it’s completely scarred,
but you’re still a criminal.
they do it so easily.
Hold their secrets so close
Never letting go.
Denying it all.
You can never figure out how it goes.
So you try to emulate their easy smile,
but it’s slipping down down down.
And you act as they don’t bother you,
but it’s all a lie… lie… lie…
You’re such a little liar.
And you can burn all of the evidence.
Turn the house into smoke.
Put your cards in the fire,
but they’ll never go away.
Their existence is carved in stone.
And you’re going to have to deal with it all.
Their eyes don’t betray them,
as much as your own do.
Can’t figure out why you cannot hide.
It’s like your body betrays you
and your heart wants to be seen,
bleeding on your arm in vain.
They take you for all that you have.
I have written down my sins,
I know all of my flaws in length.
I have burned my heart,
tore it to pieces.
Tried to hide behind it’s shattered lies.
You can burn your tears,
That wont stop you from crying
You can twist and wring your hands,
You can stop them with your shouting.
Hold them back with your anger.
But they will always get out.
You’re responsible for yourself.
No one else owns you.
You have to own up, to what you have done.
You’ll never destroy the truth,
You must accept it.
You can burn the papers,
doesn’t stop it from being true.