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January 31


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I'm only human, I've got a skeleton in me --
call me a traitor, I'm just collecting your victims.
Make me a promise here tonight: love like a tidal wave.
I think that keeping this up could be dangerous,
and I'm so sick of watching while the minutes pass as I go nowhere.

I'll stop the whole world from turning into a monster
and eating us alive, but I'm not the villain,
despite what you're always preaching.
No escape from the truth and the weight of it all,
I am caught in the web of a lie.
Don't you ever wonder how we survive?
Well, now that you're gone, the world is ours.

Dreamless in early graves, I never want it to be this way.
I'm tired of begging for the things that I want,
I'm over sleeping like a dog on the floor.
The chemicals will bring you home again --
you don't have to believe me,
but don't take too long;
I hear them calling,
and they're getting stronger.

My lungs gave out as I faced the crowd,
and this is my reaction to everything I fear,
'cause I've been going crazy.
I don't want to waste another minute here.

Give me therapy; I'm a walking travesty
but I'm smiling at everything.
Therapy, you were never a friend to me
and you can choke on your misery.

But the way I see it, next time you point
a finger I might have to bend it back,
or break it off, 'cause I've tried so hard
to convince myself it's okay that I feel this way.
Fail-safe trigger, lock-down call, wipe the
dry clean-slate, quick, sound the alarm:
I'm flesh and bone, I'm a rolling stone
and the experts say I'm delirious.
This is it -- when it's done, we can say:
when it's sudden death we fight back.

You told me, "Think about it," well I did.
Now I don't want to feel a thing anymore.
Next time you point a finger,
I'll point you to the mirror.

"If I were you I'd put that away.
See you're just wasted
and thinking about the past again,
darling you'll be okay,"

If you were me you'd do the same,
'cause I can't take anymore;
I'll draw the shades and close the door.
Everything's not alright,
and I would rather...
I've been blind for too long.

For the Literature Roadtrip Contest - imaginative-lioness

I am an amalgamation of every single song I have on my iPod, so this is a direct representation of me, using only lyrics from some of those songs. My favorite songs say more about me than my lips ever will.

Monster - Paramore
A Match into Water - Pierce the Veil
Therapy - All Time Low
A Love Like War - All Time Low
King for a Day - Pierce the Veil
Halfway Gone - Lifehouse
Weightless - All Time Low
Playing God - Paramore
Low - Sleeping With Sirens
Hold on 'til May - Pierce the Veil

and the title is from Listening - Tonight Alive.

:iconglory-be-project: Day 31
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IceColdNormal Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing poem as they always are. I really, really like this one, it just fits so so well ^.^ 

The only song I didn't recognize was Halfway Gone by Lifehouse and I'm listening to it now and wow it's amazing :heart: 
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you!

And isn't it?!?!
lightning-gemma Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is a rip off of Paramores song Monster
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Writer
If you'd have looked at my artist's comments, you would have seen that I only used lyrics from songs. Paramore's Monster being one of them. Do a little more reading next time before you make yourself sound like an ass.
Garrison-Kelly Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Writer

Once again, it makes perfect sense! Coincidence? Probably not. :)


Should I do another one of these? I think I will!

DrippingWords Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Writer
Haha, I'm just lucky!

Go for it! Don't forget to tag me!
Garrison-Kelly Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Writer
D'aww, man, I forgot to do the tag! But it's up there in my gallery if you want to see it.
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Writer
Garrison-Kelly Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Writer
Yay! :)
imperfect-parachute Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Writer

This is really good!! As I was reading I was recognising lyrics and going 'I love that song, and that song, and my sister made me listen to that song on repeat fifteen times the other day, and that song's awesome' and I'm sure you get the picture, haha. I don't have any All Time Low on my iPod, but everything else you mentioned above I've got (all of them but Paramore are courtesy of my sister, haha).

And I agree with what you said about your favourite songs saying more about you than your lips ever will. It's the same for me. Absolutely the same.

Again, I really like this. =)

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