i held you gently in my arms last night
so i wouldn't break your butterfly wings
they're barely broken but you never looked so frail

and that's how you fall to pieces
when you close your eyes for just a little while
you pretend that you can't see them
when they're all around you waiting for your smile

when he held you in his arms that night
did he see the pain pooling in your eyes
or did he laugh and hold you tightly in his arms

did your body shake in his embrace
did he leave that bruise that's on your face
did you know you'd have to lie when you came home

can i hold you in my arms tonight
can i pretend everything will be alright
will i break when you look me in the eye

time will tell