Tell me, friend

Does it hurt?

Does it really?

To know your efforts

Amount to nothing today

And that your hearts greatest wishes

Fall on deaf, dumb ears?

To see that love is shallower

Than an empty pool

And that you're only respected

If you hide your tears?

To hear the phone ring on and on

Voicemail, again

Leave a message, "Get back to me"

Learn to never show your fears

How does it feel

To be left all alone

Does it sting, does it bleed

Does it weaken your bones?

Do you writhe, do you squirm?

Does it burn, do you scream?

I'll pinch you now, friend

But this isn't a dream

And when you wake in the morning

You'll be left in the dust

Doomed to mourn with the lonely

And rot in the rust

Do you see, do you see

What it's like to be me?

Tell me, friend

Does it hurt?

Does it really?