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?

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Lies become constantly easier

As the weeks flow gently by

I'm just here to make you happy

(No youll never see me cry)

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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.

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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.

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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