I don't know when I got here
Can't remember where I was before
I try to escape to save myself
But the lunatics patrol the door.
I'm sure I would have turned and run
If I'd seen the writing on the wall
But they always keep it so dark in here
Who am I? I can't recall.
I'm so tired of constant night
Though it's the only source of peace
I don't want to see what they do to themselves
And I won't let them do it to me.
I can feel the life inside me scream
They bleed out as I bleed within
Spikes come falling from the sky
Please, don't let them pierce my skin.
A million voices I can't recognize
Slice through the peaceful air
Cowered, shivering, in my cell
Did I really see you standing there?
Are you here to try and save me?
Believe me, love, I wish you could.
Perhaps you could lend some assistance
If only you truly understood.
But I don't need a shining knight
It's too late to save my soul.
Maybe just a maid to dust off that shelf
Where my heart sits, black as coal.
You know that I can't leave this place
But maybe I can force a smile
And as long as you're here already
Do you think you could stay awhile?
Oh, I know you'll leave eventually
But it gets so lonely here
I swear I won't bite if you reach through my bars
And please, try to feign sincere.
I laugh because truth is all I've wanted
But I ache for lies from you
Your kisses are my favorite fables
Because they say you love me, too.
You're the only thing I see clearly
Among fogged mirrors of insanity
Those bright eyes reflect the heavens,
Though what's behind them doesn't give a damn for me.
You'll carry me high above them
And in the end, you'll laugh and let me fall
But don't ever think you had me fooled, my darling
Because I've known all along,
You're the craziest one of them all.