Wasted Wish

from Changing Skies by Points Taken

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You were always out to shake the scene
Like some beauty queen,
An answer to no questions asked,
Make your past up as you go
And you sure could go
Babe, you sure can go

Some worn out lines in a bullshit bar
By a conquistador
A polished knight of clear intent
And he sent you to your knees

Better to give out than to be giving in
Better change your name before it's written on your skin
For all to see

You'll call your sister on the phone
To say you're coming home
You've stayed away too long
But when she picks up you'll be gone
The feeling overcome

You used to say you were a shooting star
But that's not what you are
More like you're the wasted wish
Kissed into the night

Stay inside the stall until the shaking stops
Rein in all the runaways, the ricocheting thoughts
Don’t let them drag you down

I remember how you cried that night
With your eyes shut tight
But open again when it's time to begin
Another sick success

You say you're tired of being used
But you're proud of what you choose
And you don't question what you lose

You're a celebration of what you display
Your self-inflicting ways
The strings you love to play

I'll pick up the pieces of your parade
The colors turned to gray
And put them all away

And you're so angry 'cause no-one can see
The pain you claim to feel

So come down now


from Changing Skies, released September 26, 2015


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