Teach me how to be normal,
teach me how to forget
the importance of love,
the assurance of faith,
the power of hope
and of pain.
Steal my will to continue,
this fondness of life from my soul,
this caring, this dreaming,
this passion, this pleading.
I'm tired of needing
to be
the best . . . and the worst,
and the most and the least,
and the one who is losing
Make me content to be happy,
to live as a shell of a man
who stumbles for miles
and who grins all the while
and who cares about nothing
at all.