Fade Away

by, Cassandra

(and I hate the way you just let us fade away)
Stop; just stop waiting for another day.
(yes, I'm through for good this time)
I won't come crawling back again.
(and I'll stick to that, until your fingers skim across my lips)

Oh, lovely darling, you're killing me.
(don't worry, I won't press charges)
I love the way you make my heart race.
(and slow, slow, slow, until I can't feel it anymore)
And I hate the way you've let us fade away.

(wrap me in your arms so tight that I can't breathe)
Cause who needs to breathe when the scars are this deep?
(you smile when I cry, and kiss the tears away)
Keep me close to you, darling baby.
(I might not be there when you wake)

I've etched your sins in ink, so you can't deny.
(you've fucked up, baby, and you can't pretend)
But I'll burn the evidence if you swear not to break me again.
(those words sound so beautifully empty rolling off your tongue)
Why am I the one apologizing for your mistakes?

(and I hate the way you just watch us fade away)
You never even tried to make things right.
(and I hate the way you make me smile)
But I love the way you make me scream.
(cause it's as close to "real" as I get these days)

Just sleep, pretty baby, just sleep.
(I won't be there when you wake)
And you knew it all along, didn't you?
(why'd you have to play along)
I hate the way you've let us fade away.