The pace is brutal
But who would want it otherwise
My heart rate is normal
Or so it appears
To me

Restrain all meaning
And remember withholding everything
I'm not outside myself
I can see everything
Without looking away

Don't discuss the fragile nature
Of the man you see on the end of the rope
Don't remain alert unless you have to
I've slept for so long
I no longer feel
Like anything has to be done

And the pace is brutal
But I'm used to that
My heart rate is stopping and starting
I am ashamed to remain in the light