Everything But Me

March 20th, 2022

You’ve tried to keep me trapped
In an image that I’m not
Picture perfect in a frame
But I think that you forgot

I keep myself busy
Just to keep myself numb
And now I’m not sure
Who it is I have become

[Chorus]
So if I haven’t been myself
Don’t know who it is I’ve been
When you said to go to hell
Where do you think it is I went

And who I was before
Doesn’t matter anymore
There’s more in life to see
I can’t continue to ignore

You drag me down with you
Because you’d love to see me fail
But I can get back up again
And in the end I will prevail

[Chorus]
So if I haven’t been myself
Don’t know who it is I’ve been
When you said to go to hell
I’ve been there time and time again

And you can’t keep me here
I think it’s time for me to leave
Take everything but me
From a life that I won’t grieve

[Chorus]
So if I haven’t been myself
Don’t know who it is I’ve been
When you said to go to hell
Where do you think it is I went

What Mayday Parade Said – But A Poem Instead Of A Song

February 18th, 2022

I attract narcissists into my life
Like flowers attract bees
Longing to build a connection
But they soar in just to use me
I think I’ve figured out what they want
When I was already feeling used
Jumping into my life like a bomb
And I explode before they’re defused
But I know I’ll persevere
Still I feel so broken in
I’m feeling disheartened
My optimism is wearing thin
Learning my situation
And still choosing to proceed
Wanting to be a part of the mystery
But I just want to concede
And I can use them too
But that’s exactly what they want
For me to Taylor Swift them
While they act so nonchalant
I’m fundamentally perplexed
Yet I see behind the mask
So if you wanted a poem about you
Why didn’t you just ask?