Nightmare Inside Me


Nightmare Inside Me


I cast my thread of empty hope
Tying shut all I don’t know
This masquerade of broken dreams
The silhouettes not what they seem

Tears fall to pattern, a story misplaced
Reflecting the changes that lie in my face
They spill the story, just who I am
And the fall I viewed in my last stand

Cause I held on for so long
And I can’t find where I belong

These eyes are tired from the grief
The illusion hides what’s underneath
This front I’ve shown has met the end
A puppet to my own pretend

Cause when I reached to feel something
I met the ashes of my past
The love and hate that couldn’t last
And a wish to belong never answered

The more I reach, the further I fall
The whisper that is my hope’s last call

Each breath feels like forever
I forget when things could simply be
This fabrication thats become me
A patched up batch of broke belief

When you have nothing left to stand by
Count your breaths with each cold sigh
And walk away, there’s nothing left
A hole that spreads along my chest

I had no choice but to let go
I’ve lost all I’ve ever known

At one time I had a heart
Pain chipped away, broke it apart
And when I reached to grasp it close
It seized and faded as I let go

The tarnish spread like a disease
The pain became all that was me

I watched a world slowly fade
I watched a life fade day by day
One final clutch, a dance with tide
A last embrace with this dark side

And the fading reminder deep inside
Of all the pain I seem to hide
Nothing left to reach or see
Left with this nightmare inside me

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