YOU ASK ME, do I still love you?
I stumble on what to say.
So I'll remember this day.

I think of all the hatred
I stuffed down inside.
Holding a planet in an egg.
I kept letting it ride.

I tell you I can't answer that.
You constantly insult my intelligence.
Leading to this very moment
to all end up in silence.

I don't have anything to say to you.
I don't have anything to say to you.
It couldn't be more awkward.
I dont' have anything to say to you.

That's all you ever talk about.
I KNOW I shouldn't feel this way.
I tried to block it out.

IDOLIZED your petty things.
Children out of wedlock.
Such pain immaturity brings.

Starving for food, starving for truth.
Smite your existence.
But destiny led up to this moment
all in silence.

I don't have anything to say to you.
I don't have anything to say to you.
It couldn't be more awkward.
I don't have anything to say to you.
Many years gained nothing from violence
and yelling just to be knee deep in silence.

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    mudvaine4evaon June 13, 2002   Link
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    nietzsche_66on June 15, 2002   Link
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    very nice......especially the last two lines: Many years gained nothing from violence and yelling just to be knee deep in silence.

    alone & depressedon June 19, 2002   Link
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    check out daniel guerrero's cool songs.

    nhchristianon September 26, 2002   Link
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    I like....very deep and personal. I was thinking of putting some of my stuff up, but I;m afraid it doesn't make the cut, if this is the cut. Very nice work!

    Bazalon October 14, 2004   Link

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