Century

(Chorus)

Every step that I take,

Every beat my heart beats,

It feels like I've lived for a century.

Every footprint across the desert,

Every black mark you leave on my heart,

It feels like a century of pain.

Every loving embrace,

Every kiss and loving touch,

It feels like centuries since then.

(Verse 1)

I try not to seem weak in front of you,

Because I know then it'll get worse so,

I try to stay strong enough and now,

I'm walking away from you.

I need to escape,

The pain that you bring,

The violence that our relationship is,

The bruises on my skin.

And yet,

(Chorus)

Every step that I take,

Every beat my heart beats,

It feels like I've lived for a century.

Every footprint across the desert,

Every black mark you leave on my heart,

It feels like a century of pain.

Every loving embrace,

Every kiss and loving touch,

It feels like centuries since then.

(Verse 2)

Every little bit of passion,

In our relationship is gone,

Apart from the passion you hurt me with,

That I can't take anymore.

I need to leave you,

Either by moving away on my own,

And changing my name and appearance,

Or through death.

And yet,

(Chorus)

Every step that I take,

Every beat my heart beats,

It feels like I've lived for a century.

Every footprint across the desert,

Every black mark you leave on my heart,

It feels like a century of pain.

Every loving embrace,

Every kiss and loving touch,

It feels like centuries since then.

(Verse 3)

There is something missing from us,

The staircase is missing a stair,

The fire burning is missing a flame,

The candle is missing a wick,

And you are missing you heart,

You heartless prick,

You hurt me until I was lower than low,

Then kept going.

And yet,

(Chorus)

Every step that I take,

Every beat my heart beats,

It feels like I've lived for a century.

Every footprint across the desert,

Every black mark you leave on my heart,

It feels like a century of pain.

Every loving embrace,

Every kiss and loving touch,

It feels like centuries since then.

(Verse 4)

It feels like every heart beat,

Takes longer than it should,

Is more painful than it should be,

It's a world of hurt,

Every teardrop I've had for you,

Has been a waste of time,

A waste of my effort,

And that shouldn't have been so.

And so,

(Chorus)

Every step that I take,

Every beat my heart beats,

It feels like I've lived for a century.

Every footprint across the desert,

Every black mark you leave on my heart,

It feels like a century of pain.

Every loving embrace,

Every kiss and loving touch,

It feels like centuries since then.