Only for you
Walking through
A town
On fire
With broken hopes and dreams

Some unlocked heart
Is smoking
And someone
Has to save the mother and her child

I walk on
I do not deserve
To be a hero
You're the only one
Who can redeem me now.

Can't I be alone
Inside a mountain
And hide away
Somehow
Far off from humankind?

I am so sick
And I am so proud
And there is so much
That I need to be told
More than once
Do you have the patience
To smile at me?
I do not ask for alms
Because I do not need them half as much as I think I do
MY PRIDE IS HIDEOUS
AND I NEED TO BE BEATEN
OR BURNED TO DEATH

It would be such a relief
To die in my sleep.