-Breathe-

using your fingers to bend metal is not always the best thing
the conclusion I've come to tonight
it cuts and scarrs and taints and bleeds
all upon rivers to wash away needs

using a cage to shield your insides is not always the best thing
the conclusion I've come to tonight
to never give life for fear it will die
to never give love for fear you will cry
to never breathe to prevent your sigh

using your lips to dry your own tears is not always the best thing
the conclusion I've come to tonight
for you'll taste their ghosts for years and years
they'll forever remind you of what was once here

using my eyes to search your eyes for feelings was not always the best thing
the conclusion I've come to tonight
to look into nowhere and hope to find you there
to cry to no one and hope you care

using my heart to tell me you feel was not always the best thing
using my hope as my only guide was not always the best thing
using my words to tell you the truth was not always the best thing
using my tear stains as a map to you...

using your fingers to bend metal is not always the best thing
the conclusion I've come to tonight
using a cage to shield your insides, using tears as something for your lips to dry
to never breathe to prevent your sigh,
using your fingers to bend metal is not always the best thing
the conclusion I've come to tonight

Copyright 2000 by Susanne Estelle Hendrickson