They want to watch the tears of others fall bitterly upon their graves
They want to end the red tears they cry every night
They want to end the suffering by finding release in the ultimate end

Telling themselves that no one cares and ending it all

But they don't
They can't see the tears because they are dead
Blind, so blind
Wanting so badly to stop the pain
Bad enough
Enough
Enough to stop caring
They can't see that they have cast their pain upon others
Like a veil of midnight and flame it falls upon those who care
Care
That's right
People care

But they are blind
They tell themselves no one cares
They tell themselves no one is listening
They tell themselves no one sees

They don't care
About what they mean to others
They don't listen
To their hearts that scream at them it's the wrong way
They don't see
How much they mean to everyone

They tell themselves that they live alone
So that they can accept dying alone
And they convince themselves that death
Will make everything all right
They tell themselves it will make the pain go away
That somehow it will make things better
Forgetting how they felt when others died
Blinding themselves with the red hot iron of pain
They can't see that they will cast their pain upon others

They have forced themselves into a world of darkness

They have sewn their eyes shut with lies
They have covered up their ears with falsehoods

So they lie
To themselves
And they die
To themselves
And then they die to us.

05/27/2004