Every time you left me alone
Waiting on the doorstep
The little girl on the other side of the phone

I thought of every excuse I could for you
Of the millions of things you probably had to do
Lying to myself each time
Creating a dark hole inside
Burying myself alive
Under mountains of self doubt

You burned me alive with false hope
Battered me with false promises
Dear old dad
You brought me to the end of my rope

Now it's all said and done
The past can't be changed
Despite all my attempts to run

My reflection glares back at me in the mirror
But still I look trying to see myself clearer
Sorting out my scars
Remembering their stories
Praying that they'd die

You burned me alive with false hope
Battered me with false promises
Dear old dad
You brought me to the end of my rope