"Howard's Tale" as written by Emma Anzai, Shimon Moore and Brett Matthew Creswell....
Age five just a little boy shy
Is he ready for the big surprise
He'll be playin' Lego in a dream
When the shadows come to life

Age nine then he should've been fine with a secret he's sure to keep
Two times and they tell a little lie
For the sake of him and me
Now it's over
I need closure

Hey! look what you did to me
While you were ticking me off
Gotta be stoned leave me alone
I'm waiting for mom to comfort me
But when I open my mouth
Don't say, nothing

Age twelve and it isn't going well
Now he's three years to the day
Confused, but unlike you
This feeling wont go away

Sixteen and the woman down the street
Has invited him to come inside
First time and it didn't feel right
It'll be the last time he tries

Hey! look what you did to me
While you were ticking me off
Gotta be stoned leave me alone
I'm waiting for mom to comfort me
But when I open my mouth
Don't say, nothing's wrong

I wont say nothing's wrong.
I wont say I wont say
I wont say I wont say
I wont say I wont say

Seventeen and all he's ever seen is
A limit in between the lies
It's kind of funny how a mind
Can keep living in denial

Eighteen is a very strange scene,
And hes still playin with the past
Expelled, maybe someone could've helped
If someone had known to ask

Hey! look what you did to me
While you were ticking me off
Gotta be stoned leave me alone
I'm waiting for mom to comfort me
But when I open my mouth
Don't say, nothing

Nineteen and he's innocently
Parked right beside a school
He stares at a boy sittin' there
And the boy stares at him too
He walks over
He needs closure


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"Howard's Tale" as written by Emma Anzai Brett Matthew Creswell

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