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Pretending Not to Care

It's so much easier not to care
to give up
let it tear
to see a picture ahead of where
your life may lead.

And if you don't let it in
you'll be fine
separate
you win
but alone in where
you stay sunk in
fighting with yourself

you're too young to give up now
but you're to dumb to know how
to break the news to yourself
you deserve the best

what you get is second rate
and someon'e offered you the open gate
but bells and whistles call you
and you walk, you run away

It seems better on the outside
even though you're dying to fit in
the one you wanted doesn't want you back
and past comes back again
and when you aren't ready
you let fantasies waltz in
to break you into pieces girl
too soon to fall again.

when is it your turn
to smile
when it it your turn
to not be a child
will they help you grow
and bring back old Joe
that held you back then

or will a new promise bring
happiness
and love
and a peace
in your heart
that cannot be compared
to any other
peace

or is this just make believe

It's easier not to care
put it in a box
forget what makes you special
forget what makes them stare
fight it until its gone
forget that you were wrong
and you are left alone
writing lonely songs...
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