We’ll do it all
Everything
On our own

I felt like you were all I needed, all I ever wanted. Like we were soulmates.

We don’t need
Anything
Or anyone

I cut so many people off because you said all I needed was you. And I believed you.

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

I’m laying here now, unable to move. Tears soak my cheeks. I did indeed forget the world that loved me, and I’m left here with you.

I don’t quite know
How to say
How I feel

You said that I was a goddess, that you needed me, that I was extraordinary. Then you say I’m a whore, that you don’t need me, that I’m nothing.

Those three words
Are said too much
They’re not enough

All I wanted to be able to say was, “I love you.” I was met with your “I hate you.”

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that’s bursting into life

You told me you wanted me to grow my hair out, plant in your garden, be a hippie with you. Yet you cut my tree at the quick.

Let’s waste time
Chasing cars
Around our heads

I drove to your house in the middle of the night…

I need your grace
To remind me
To find my own

…forgetting that I’d sacrificed everything to try to be your wife.

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that’s bursting into life

All that I am
All that I ever was
Is here in your perfect eyes, they’re all I can see

You always claimed I turned your blue eyes green. Last I saw you, they were black.

I don’t know where
Confused about how as well
Just know that these things will never change for us at all

Everything changed in seconds. Now, everything has changed for me, while you slay your next victim.

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

I’ll never forget you—and not in a good way.

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