Why does a blue sky make her sad

Why does she walk home alone

She was so happy just moments ago

And now, an expression of stone

An old swing-set draped in memories

The same sun burning her skin

Swinging higher and higher,

Higher than she's ever been

And fly and fall

'She's tired, that's all'

So cruel that she never could fly

No matter how hard she tried.

Paint and the smell of sawdust

Summer and shadows of trees

Long days with only a pen and some paper

Oh, for those days you were free

Nightmares and music to keep you awake

Songs making you cry cause you made those mistakes

Quietly hiding alone in the black

Wishing your freedom could ever come back

And fly and fall,

'She's tired, that's all'

So cruel that she never could fly

No matter how hard she tried

Watching the lights of a far off city

Standing under a warm dark sky

'The top of the world looks so pretty'

She thought as the moon passed her by

And fly and fall

'She's tired, that's all'

So cruel that she never would fly

And fall and fall

She stopped standing tall

Just asking herself 'why?'