lindsay ann

somewhere in between
2002-09-05 04:49:01 (UTC)

shackles

tired, lonely, and perplexed
i sit and wonder what comes next
and how i deal with what i learned this year
walking empty and afraid
i see what my ambition's made
a void so vast it rattles with my fear

the steps i took and can't retrace
are now snowflakes against my face
but melting down will take a change of mind
my heart is thick and full of thorns
even though i've been reborn
another fault is never hard to find

oh unlock my shackles
and tear down my walls
you are the one who
provides me my all
things don't quit moving
but i've made my move
no longer burdened
i've got nothing to prove

my heart is pounding in my chest
and even though i did my best
i never measured up to where i'm at
i tripped over myself again
and realized it will be the end
the end of something terrible at that

but years behind are coming close
and now i know what no one knows
a secret i have buried in my grave
the stirring soil will not remain
it only thickens with the rain
and it's a shame to realize what i gave

oh unlock my shackles
and tear down my walls
you are the one who
provides me my all
things don't quit moving
but i've made my move
no longer burdened
i've got nothing to prove