because of you
I hate myself
when I talk to you
I feel so fake
I try too hard
to be engaging
then I fall
flat on my face
I sound so unlike myself
whenever I'm around you
and that's why I know
you couldn't be the one
I want someone I can love
not someone I have to worship
If I can't be real around you
then I shouldn't waste my time
you make me into someone else
and I can't stand it
I want to be myself
so why can't I stop myself
from being someone else?
because of you.

TMK 8/22/04