A time

Ago I'd climb just to see

How much

Further I could go

Before my time was up, and I'd

Begin to fall,

.

But now

There's nothing to hold onto

And my

Arms are reaching out

For something

That's not even there-e-e

At all.

.

My mind

Is calling out to me,

But there's not

Anything my hands can do

at all.

.

If only

I could take a step away,

Take back my actions

And refuse the call.

.

Why'd, I,

Listen to my heart?

… My mind was strong enough before you'd gone.

Why, did,

Nothing even matter,

… Not even me, the one back in the storm?

.

A time

Ago I'd let myself bleed out,

Without a

Reason to go on,

Not even you,

Or the people that I loved.

.

But then

You took my place among the ash,

The fire bred a demon that

Took over the once good place

In your soul.

.

Your body

Was found so broken that

No one could even tell it once

Was you.

.

It was

Then that I chose

To move on,

Said, "Screw this man,

And all he'd ever do."

.

Why'd, you,

Listen to your heart?

… I thought your mind was strong enough to stay.

Why, did,

Nothing even matter,

… Not even me, the one you threw away?

.

If you could see me now,

I swear to God you'd regret

Ever

Leaving me alone and

Ever

Taking that damn bullet to

The chest.

.

If you could see how well,

I could be doing

I hope

You'd see that you were wrong

And that

I'm still trying to do my very best.

.

One day,

When I see you in heaven,

… I swear to God,

I'll punch you in the face.

.

You were

Someone that I thought

I'd never have to give up, cause

You were the person that

I'd never replace.

.

Why'd, you,

Listen to your heart?

… I thought your mind was strong enough to stay.

Why, did,

Nothing even matter,

… Not even me, the one you left that day?

.

Now, I'm,

Standing on the edge.

… The void is calling to come out and play.

I'm, ta-king

Another step back.

… I'm not pulling a "you."

I'm not gonna go through.

I'm leaving town to live another day.