Elm Street

from by Arethusa

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For once I feel the smoke in my eyes,
The blood that I taste, from biting my tongue,
I just want you to know that I'm a broken man,
Not willing to be fixed; not willing to understand.
Three words will fade with your voice in the wind.
The pavement sings beneath your feet of the promises you couldn't keep on Elm Street.

I can't lift this weight off my chest; months of doubt, I can't hear your breath,
Lips sewn shut, as you walk out my door.
So you'll just fake it.

Just exhale now. It'll work itself out.
You never once had a hint of doubt.
Tell me how can you feel that the pain you conceal,
Is self righteous enough to just sit down and tell yourself
Oh, face down she never looked so good.
She'll blame it on a lack of compassion; compassion.
How dare you say to me that I'm not the man I used to be?
The pavement sings beneath my feet of the promises I couldn't keep on Elm Street.

I can't lift this weight off my chest; months of doubt, I can't hear your breath,
Lips sewn shut, as you walk out my door.
So you'll just fake it.
Years from now, our scars may just fade; crack a smile when you think of me.
We've done this dance once before,
So fake it.

Call it what you want as the sheets dance on your skin.
They will only remind you of me.
Lie down, slide up that dress now,
He pulls your hair back, until you're so close,
So just fake it.

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from Rumination, released June 20, 2016

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