Verse 1

It took you minutes to walk away and never look back.

But it's taken me days to open up my eyes and see that

I've always been blinded by your intoxicating pattern

Of love and abuse, love and abuse, till my heart shattered

Into pieces of broken hopes and scattered all over your floor.

Took you minutes to stomp on it and walk out the door.

Pre-chorus

I have to be more careful about the things that I choose.

I have so much potential, I have too much to lose.

I can't waste away my life stuck in your love and abuse.

Chorus

You run your fingers through my hair,

Say some kind words to show you care,

Hold my hand, you're always there.

But you let go the very minute

It gets rough, and leave me in it

To fight alone against the cold heat.

And you yell and curse and accuse

Me of being the insane one

When all my craziness is from the damage that's been done

By your love and abuse.

Verse 2

You've figured out how to make me crawl back to you.

Every time you made me believe all your lies were true.

You made me think you're perfect, and that I'm always

Screwing up everything, ruining each of your perfect days.

You made me put up with your flaws by threatening to leave me

Each time I brought it up. I was afraid then but now I see.

Pre-chorus

I have to be more careful about the things that I choose.

I have so much potential, I have too much to lose.

I can't waste away my life stuck in your love and abuse.

Chorus

You run your fingers through my hair,

Say some kind words to show you care,

Hold my hand, you're always there.

But you let go the very minute

It gets rough, and leave me in it

To fight alone against the cold heat.

And you yell and curse and accuse

Me of being the insane one

When all my craziness is from the damage that's been done

By your love and abuse.

Bridge

And now it's time for you to pay me back

For all the months that I wasted being off-track,

Away from myself, far from my dreams,

So miserable, my heart would scream.

And I'd beg you to stop it from hurting so deep.

But you'd say goodnight and walk away to sleep.

And now I hope you never wake up

To repeat your cycle of love and abuse, love and abuse, loveā€¦

How could you even call it love?

Chorus

You run your fingers through my hair,

(How could you even call it love?)

Say some kind words to show you care,

(I wouldn't call it love)

Hold my hand, you're always there.

(Cause it wasn't love)

But you let go the very minute

(It wasn't love)

It gets rough, and leave me in it

(That isn't love)

To fight alone against the cold heat.

(You don't know love)

And you yell and curse and accuse

(You just know abuse)

Me of being the insane one

(It was just abuse)

When all my craziness is from the damage that's been done

By your love and abuse.

Outro

You have got to be Saturn

In disguise.

Now I'm breaking the pattern.

See the fire burning in my eyes.