It's building inside
Threatening to blow
This need, this desire
To be free

I'm itching to go
To get up and leave
To run away
To get some relief

But I'm tied down
Held back
Unable to move
Kept in check
I'm stuck here

I'm chained to the wall
Locked in
Unable to move
Completely frozen
By my fear

Afraid of the world
The heartache and pain
Afraid of falling
And never getting up again

Afraid of love
Of never receiving it
Afraid of responsibility
And not being able to commit

But most of all
I'm afraid of me
Of my thoughts and dreams
So unreachable they seem

Afraid of wanting
More than I should
Afraid of not deserving
Anything that's good

It's building inside
Threatening to blow,
The shame, the guilt
And the tears

I'm dying to go
To get up and leave
To run away
From all of my fears