Some distant music bends my ear
Away from what you wanted me to hear
I’m floating for a second, words hang in the air
I nod knowingly to cover up

Got a right to be upset
When I haven’t even paid you basic respect
But sometimes I try to get into your head
Only to find no one home

Bathed in your breath, jimmied open by your prying eye
Everything empties out, can’t you tell I’m floundering
Don’t listen too close, you’ll hear me rattling around in my shell
Can’t you tell I’m floundering, I’m just like you

I talk to myself, but I catch it
Before anyone can see my lips move
I doubt myself, I fake a swagger
No one ever sees me faltering

Do I seem too humble for you
Do I stumble too much for you
Don’t bore me with anything deep
I’m just as shallow as you

If you could eavesdrop on my inner voices
And hear the hollow laughter as I trip over my choices
Maybe the ridicule would seem familiar
Maybe you’re just like me

You’ve had a weak heart, you’ve sensed blank fear
Forgot who you were, worried how you’d appear
How about cutting me some slack next time
‘Cause I’m just like you

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