If I take a step back,

I see it plain as can be.

You are all so happy,

happier without me.

Perhaps it's for the best,

and I should walk away for good,

But I'm not that kind.

I don't do what I should.

Stepping back from it all,

I see it so clearly.

You need each other

more than you need me.

And I need you

more than you need me.

But you need anything

more than you need me.

If I were to leave,

everything would be alright.

There would be less arguing,

less hypocrisy and fights.

Of course I already know

just what you'd try to say,

"you have no reason to go,

so why don't you just stay?"

But I do have reasons,

ones you can't see.

Ones that say, no, scream

you're better off without me.

I promise it's okay,

loneliness isn't so bad.

I'd rather be alone forever

than see everyone so sad.

I'm just not cut out for this,

so why pretend?

Friendships are hard

from beginning to bitter end.

So let me make things easy.

I'll tear myself away.

You won't notice when I'm gone

any more than when I stayed.

And I'll say it for one final time,

my reasons are simple and clean,

You need each other

more than you need me.

And I need you

more than you need me.

But you need anything

more than you need me.