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Life in the the shadows

It started when we were little.
If I did something good,
You did something better.
I have no problem with you trying to better yourself
But I wish you wouldn’t take my satisfaction away from me
I only get those feelings once in a while.
Do you know how hard it is to shine in your shadow?
How hard it is to always come second to you.
But I guess that’s just life in the shadows
People always tell me to go outside the box
But how can I, when you’re always pushing me right back inside.
Did you know I wish I was you sometimes?
I’ve always wanted to be
someone who was always right and barely ever wrong.
Do you know how hard it is to live in your shadow?
Someone can’t shine if they never get any light
Do you know how hard it is to always come second to you?
But I guess that’s just life in the shadows.
I don’t expect you to take pity on me.
I wouldn’t want it that way.
But sometimes I do wish that you looked up to me
Not me always looking up to you.
Do you know how hard it is to shine in your shadow?
Do you realize how hard it is to always to come second to you?
How hard it is for someone to shine,
If they never have any light?
Because I do.
But I wouldn’t expect you to.
Because you never have had to live in the shadows.



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