There was a time when I thought I could make you happy
A time when I thought I could be enough for you
I hoped I could make you smile as brightly as you do for him
But then he called and I ceased to exist in your mind
I vanished from thought and sight in an instant
Though I stood but a few feet away from you
I was as far removed from your mind as night is from day
This for the man that you called a prick
This for the man that tore you apart when you needed held
How can he still move you so much that you ignore me?
That I am the invisible man with visible tears
My heart is breaking right in front of you
You would be able to see me crumble into nothing
If only you were able to see past the telephone
You claim to care so deeply for those that are in pain
Yet the greatest heartache on earth takes place unseen
Your eyes move right through me as though I am nothing
They glow merrily at the sound of his voice
I wish that I could have made you smile like that
I wish that I could have made your eyes shine so
I wish my voice could have made you lose focus of all else
For the world to disappear around you when I call
It is clear now that this will never happen
I have only served to entertain you while you wait for better
Just your clown of the moment, lost in my own foolishness
Naively thinking that you actually desired my company
Believing you when you said that you loved me
When all you wanted was to not be alone
A mannequin could have served in my stead
At least it would not have a heart to break
If only I could be made of plastic or stone or metal
If only I could be unfeeling to your lack of caring
So good bye to the one I love more than anything
There is no point to linger where I have lost visibility
Doing so would only turn me into the phantom you make me
There are those out there that could see me
I am sure that my heart could be visible to others
To stay here and not try to find them would be foolish
It would mean disappearing forever without a trace
Do you even notice as I walk away?
Do you even hear the door shut behind me?
Do you even care to know what the door is closed upon?
I have shut the door to your eyes, your smile, your love
I descend the steps from your apartment in silent pain
Would you even notice if the door had slammed?
Would you hear if I were to stomp down the stairs?
Of course not, I no longer exist to you, not right now
In an hour or two, when you hang up and look around
That is when you will notice I am gone
That is when you will see that you are all alone
Will you even care or bother to shed a tear?
Or will you simply find somebody else to fill the void?
Somebody else to lead on until he calls again
How many invisible men have left your place like this?
How many hearts have broken unnoticed by your eyes?
I wish I could say that I hate you for it
To do so would be nothing but an outright lie
I tried to hate you for making me vanish
The rage inside refused to rise to the surface
What would be the point of such a display?
Sure you might hear it, maybe even hang up briefly
Just so that you could see what my problem was
But why should I fight for you to see me?
Why should I continue to care about being visible to you?
If I could slip from your mind so easily from a few feet away
Then perhaps I do not care to be seen by you at all
I will not be your invisible man for your lonely times
I cannot put up with only being seen at times of convenience
I know that I am better than this
I choose to not be happy with your scraps of attention
Somewhere out there is somebody that can see me
Well and truly see me at any and all times
I will not be your ghost, your invisible man
By the time you realize I am gone, it will be too late
I have left to be seen and to see those that deserve it
The next time you see me, I might not see you
Then you will know how you made me feel
When my eyes look through you and past you
To focus on the woman that deserves my attention