Breaking Out To Get In

At the table, you’re alone although there’s people all around. You
Listen without hearing, distracted by other things within you.
A passing word gets your reaction though you didn’t mean to
Spout hate-filled words which resonate around the room you leave behind.

A voice inside the shell is screaming “why the hell you doing this?”
And the voice is you, you can’t believe you’d be like this.
On the outside there’s a man who doesn’t care the way he is
The man is you, you’re damned all ways and who cares anyway.

Breaking out to get in, thick and thin, you’d help it if you could.
Is this a sin? You cannot win. You’d help it if you could

But a voice inside the shell is screaming “why the hell you doing this?”
The voice is you, you can’t believe you’d ever be like this.
On the outside there’s a man who doesn’t care the way he is
The man is you, you’re damned all ways and who cares anyway.

At a party, you’re alone although there’s people all around. You
Listen without hearing, distracted by other things within you.
A passing word gets your reaction though you didn’t mean to
Spout hate-filled words which resonate around the place that’s left behind.


Also published on Medium.

Breaking Out To Get In

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