That Man

Hiding in the back

There's that man, that bitter man

Who finds the wrong

the downs

the negatives

The man that holds you back

He can sometimes seek you out

But sometimes you find him

And he clings to you

traps you

All the things you want to say

Suddenly seem so bad

False

Impractical

And all the things that he says

Suddenly seem so realistic

True

Normal

Although that man is bitter

He is sometimes right

And he sometimes wins

Sometimes he is wrong

And when you beat him

Part of that man dies

And you don't need that part of him anymore

Unless you let it grow back

Which sometimes is the case

Thank that bitter man

Not for the confidence that he crushed

But the decisions he helped you make

And the life he helped you live