Tonight I walk away with tear-filled eyes
Because for 10 long years, I believed a lie
I thought you were a different man
And I was proud to hold your hand
And travel with you to build a new world
You’d beam with pride, say ‘That’s my girl’
But tonight those words took a different tone
A tone that chilled me to the bone
My trusted advisor, my mentor, my friend
Decided I had more to lend
And sought out new space inside my heart
Elbowing through to the sheltered part
I just wanted to talk the night away
And build a better world with you each day
But now things will never be the same
Since you decided to play that game
Since you cast the dice in the air
Tossed them up without a care
And they fell like bullets and struck my heart
No, I’m not your girl, I’m not your tart
I’ve lost a friend, I’m torn apart
And it’s too late now to mend my heart
Oh why’d you say the words you did?
If you could put them back and close the lid
Alas, you can’t undo the past
So from tonight, my heart will bear a cast.

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I’m sitting over here
And watching you over there
With your boyish figure
And short crop of hair
When you notice me looking
You vacantly stare
And that’s when I realise
Just how much I care.

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Wake up

You’ve fallen for a fairytale
You think you know my kind
But if you dig much deeper
It’s not sunshine that you’ll find
You want to peel me like an onion
Strip me to my core
Explore me like a mansion
Open every door
It’s true I’m many layered
But every skin isn’t to your taste
And I’m not the dancing pixie princess
Upon which your dreams are based
So come now, shake yourself awake
And erase me from your mind
For I’m not the one you truly crave
It’s but a vision for which you pine.
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The seven deadly sins

Sloth keeps me tied, glued to his bed
Asleep in a pool of my own sweat
Living through the lies that run through my head
Wait long enough, you’ll find me dead.

Greed means I’ll never be happy
For you see, I will always want more
More cars, more cash, more pretty things
There is naught I will forego.

Gluttony makes me indulgent
Nothing is ever enough
Not the meat, nor the wine, nor the cake
And now I can’t lift myself up.

Envy, my green-eyed monster
Casts its evil eye on you
I want your man, your hair, your life
And your red stilettos too.

Lust burns hot right through my veins
Making me want you oh so bad
Soon everything else is forgotten
So in nine months, you’ll be a dad.

Pride tells me I am never wrong
I refuse to compromise
I stick my nose up in the air
And treat you all like flies.

Rage surges fast inside of me
Wild, explosive, red
Spilling over like a volcano
It makes me wish you dead.

They lurk within every one of us
These seven deadly sins
And try as we might to ward them off
Every now and then, they win.

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I’m hungry for you to see me
And you’re looking in my eyes
But with a look that tells me
That you see past the guise
I’m desperate for you to hold me
To feel your mouth on mine
Your eyes still envelope me
Even after all this time
To you it doesn’t matter
That I’ve built a different man
Because you loved the boy
And you don’t need the sham
I’m begging you to touch me
Go on and bridge the gap
You’ve been there before
And you don’t need a map
I’ve become a new man
But with you I’m just that boy
And you may have your whole life
But you’re my only source of joy
It’s only you who sees me
And values what you see
Your touch tells me that I’m enough
When I’m nothing more than me.
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The spark

I’m sliding down the staircase
I’m floating through the air
All because you saw me
All because you stared
I’m skidding through the corridor
Grinning cheek to cheek
Because I stood so near to you
And at last we got to speak
What’s all this boundless energy?
What’s all this bubbling glee?
I don’t know but I’ve a feeling
It’s the start of you and me.

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Couldn’t you tell you loved him?
Why’d you hold onto me?
You made the heartbreak harder
Than it had to be
You tried to go on loving me
When you’d given your heart away
You tried to ignore the feelings
That had led that heart astray
There was naught that I could do
Nothing I could say
You promised not to leave me
But your eyes, they did betray
You couldn’t fight the feeling
That I was not The One
And though you swore you loved me
Your heart was on the run.

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