There’s a place in my mind
Where I keep you inside
And whisper my failures
And shames.
There’s a cage just for you
Where you’re safe from the truth
That my victories bring
Greater pain.
There are choices I see
That will condemn me.
No one can save me
From time.
And all that I am
Still can’t begin
Until you
Realize.

It’s all that I can do
To be the one that fails you.
If you could see how I die,
You’d only know I was right.
It’s all that I can be
An example of your malady.
The only things that I hold
Are pieces of me that I stole.

There’s a nail that I hold.
It’s stained with blood.
It’s new and old
And mine.
It crawls to my tongue.
It won’t be undone.
It finds it’s way
Inside.
It’s a piece that was you.
That you no longer use.
You left it out
Of sight.
It hurts when I breathe
To have it in me,
But now,
You may see.

It’s all that I can do
To be the one that fails you.
If you could see how I die,
You’d only know I was right.
It’s all that I can be
An example of your malady.
The only things that I hold
Are pieces of me that I stole.

It’s all that I can choose
To be the one that carries you.
I wrap you up in my lies,
So you can always deny.
It’s all that I can sow
A sliver that I’ll can’t know
Everything that I can hold
Are pieces of me that I stole.

There’s nothing that I can do.
There’s no one that I can save.
It’s all I can do
To be beside you
And wait through the endless rain.

It’s all that I can do
To be the one that fails you.
If you could see how I die,
You’d only know I was right.
It’s all that I can be
An example of your malady.
The only things that I hold
Are pieces of me that I stole.

It’s all that I can choose
To be the one that carries you.
I wrap you up in my lies,
So you can always deny.
It’s all that I can sow
A sliver that I’ll can’t know
Everything that I can hold
Are pieces of me that I stole.