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Your smiles got adopted they
don't relate to me
your heart beat slowed its roll down to
an artificial speed
you got a taste of plastic
elastic had its way
of making it seem fit
when it's a stretch really

been mining dictionaries
for golden words to say
while you sit and pick my brain away

and collage all my mistakes
into one deleted scene
but my outtakes aren't amusing
if I'm not even on the screen

so why does it still seem
like there's an alternate ending

it was like your hair turned my hands red
standing over ruins
welding white while there's still fight inside my head
but that guilty conscience let me see your selflessness for selfishness

when you told me you missed me
needed a friend confided in me
admitted you were scared
of what they think
and how hard it would be
when I was right there for you

let me feel the strain in your embrace
of you never letting go
and then you let me go
and called it growing up and moving on
I call it copping out and running from
your problems
running from your problems

so where'd you go
I'm right here and you didn't even see me
you disappear
and I fear you'll never come home

so I want you to know that each night I dreamt about you just for it to wake up untrue and feel alone


from From Nerve Endings To New Beginnings, released March 18, 2014
Mike Padgett, Mike Newton, Aaron Ogle, Ryan Dickey, Ryan Sinclair, Bronson Baker, Moonlight Studios, Eric Tuffendsam,



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