You said once you were sad
but I don't believe you
you're too simple in the head
for pain to please you
there are days when you feel good
and days when you feel nothing at all

But there is no inbetween
and it's that, that kills you
cause you don't know what to do
which page to thumb through
on my failures I've leaned
but with God as my witness I fall

Oh one by one they watch me fall apart
oh one by one they watch me fall apart

Forgive me I'm empty
and I want you to need me
your assurance is a game
and I'm always bluffing
like suburban nature
I've separated myself

But I'll kindly grit my teeth
swallow and bury it
unsettled and anxious
and now I'm careless
and I'm swearing in my sleep
cursing at a day, as it goes by

Oh one by one they watch me fall apart
oh one by one they watch me fall apart


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    General Comment"Forgive me I'm empty
    and I want you to need me
    your assurance is a game
    and I'm always bluffing."

    I love those lines. It's like when you're depressed, and wondering what the point of doing anything is. And when someone tries to cheer you up or tell you it will get better, it sounds like a boldfaced lie. You end up bluffing your way through regular life, acting like it's all okay so the people who you have to spend time with during the day won't get concerned.

    "But I'll kindly grip my teeth
    swallow and bury it
    unsettled and anxious
    and now I'm careless
    and I'm swearing in my sleep
    cursing as the day, as it goes by."

    You just have to suck it up and put on an inner blindfold so you don't get caught up in your own issues. It's like a whirlwind of anxiety and being hopeless that you have to hold back the whole day just to get through it. And at night, everything catches up with you, like a wave of holy-shit-my-life-is-going-nowhere, but you get up despite it all and shuffle through the next day cursing everything out in your head.

    ...well that sounds depressing. Sorry about that :) Maybe I'll show this to my therapist.
    Aquarius121on December 18, 2010   Link

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