It

(When you cry, you)

Let it live, but then hide it away
Never again should it come out and play.

It will remind you,
As you try to forget
That you've fallen down—
That you give a shit.

(When you bleed, you)

Let it live, but then hide it away
Never again should it come out and play.

You know your thoughts are
Against our taboos,
But still they prevail
And you do as you choose.

(When you confess, you)

Let it live, but then hide it away
Never again should it come out and play.

Now that you've told, they
Will hold it to you;
The time that you failed
Will follow you through.

(When you move on, you)

Let it live, but then hide it away
Never again should it come out and play.

It doesn't matter
What you have done;
It's buried, it's burned,
It's over—you've won.

12/12/2007