Despite this misery and heartache

I prepare for you a smile

Break me in a thousand pieces

I'll still stay for a while


Read between my artificial smile

Tell me, do you know?

Can you read my secret message

Between the X's and O's?


Lies become constantly easier

As the weeks flow gently by

I'm just here to make you happy

(No youll never see me cry)


Shed a tear for you my love?

I believe that I would never

You're barely real to me at all,

You just use me as your lever.


You just focus on looking good

Leave me to do the rest

I'll work on making this look real

I'll keep this facade abreast.


It is mainly my pseudo-affection

That keeps you well aglow

But can you read the little message

Between the X's and the O's