I don't think
You understand
Just how petty
I can be

Some say to
Forgive and forget
But why not
Have a bit of fun
Before I have to
Hang up my only
Chance for revenge

This is the disease
Not the cure
That lies upon every word
And strangles the innocent
With an overzealous tongue
To speak in codes
Where the key
Lies within
A shameful bit
Of callow infancy

Don't tell me
How you think I should
Pretend to be
Just take what
I give you and hope
That I will not be
So generous next time

I am on a
Goddamn rampage
To humor you
With the attention
I know you deserve
I just want
To make some
Fucking noise
And is that
So very wrong?

We'll simply light
Ourselves aflame
So we can shine
And pretend to be
The stars
We once had
The audacity to think
We could reach

And so I fall
And so I fall
Back to the earth
As a damned pile
Of listless ash
Wishing that
I could have
Fanned my flames
So that this cursed
"I" could have
Become a "we"


Lyrics submitted by LMthePencilMagician, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General CommentWe as civilized adults tend to "pay forward" our misfortunes on innocent people rather than dealing with these hangups like a sane person would.
    LMthePencilMagicianon April 04, 2009   Link

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