They never know


I’ve become all the people I criticize
writing words to distract you from my all flaws.
I’ve become the greatest in a world of lies
hiding behind half-truths and obnoxious sighs
Bound by strict rules, unwilling to compromise
Leading people astray with my glamorous highs
Hiding my pain behind a shattered disguise

I show them parts of me I think are pretty
And they’re mesmerized by my fake pearly smiles
Charmed by my beauty, oh, I’m a wondrous sight
Like hungry crows, they steal from my dwindling light
and show off the parts they robbed of me back home
because they know when the fog comes, I’ll be gone
and they can sell my scarred skin by the millions

But a life of glamour I can live no more
I’m done counting empty hours by the second
I’ll be searching for a warm home from now on
For something I…

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