Can't breathe this real oxygen,

Can't walk but on a pathway of paper

Need a pen to speak my words

Left my tongue in some other world.

Death by velvet paradise

Dreams left unbroken

And now I'm dying because

I never learnt to survive.

Flick a knife across my skin

Then watch my veins bleed blackest ink

Failed to paint pictures with paint

And an artist's hunger must be sated.

Castles just across the sky

Living where the princes dance

My silken slippers weren't sewn for dirt

You soiled these streets, now let me dream.