Just like them

I feel empty

Hunched is the frame I live in

Crunched are my clothes

My eyes, vacant as the ever star

I watch these feelings grow


All around me

Happy, fulfilled people

Talk about their problems

All around me

Roses, blooms of youth

Feel good with each other


They talk

They laugh

They smile

They lie


Why can't I be

Just like them

What is this sorrow

What is this pain

That keeps me from living

Just like them

I want to be

Just like them


They have boyfriends

Laughter and applause

And they're so pretty

And they've got charm

They say they're hurting

And tug at my sleeve


They talk

They laugh

They smile

They lie


Why can't I be

Just like them

What is this sorrow

What is this pain

That keeps me from living

Just like them

I want to be

Just like them


All around me

They're all around me

Grinning and baring

Haughty and glaring

All around me

I'm surrounded


They talk

They laugh

They smile

They lie


Am I so worthless?

No-one can be that perfect

Either my mind's messed up

Or they are


They lie

They lie

They lie

They lie


I can't be

Just like them

What is this insight

What is this truth

That keeps me from falling

Just like them

I know I'm not

Just like them