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It's not terror that keeps me
But the fear of being alone
In a world where alone means available

Every night I crawl into bed
Only to be greeted
by my overactive imagination

Most people sleep in a house
Someone in the other room
Friend, lover, roomie

But that not me
I only have my imaginary pets
I call them darkness and doom

They snuggle with my thoughts
Digging into my brain
Fill me with tangled wires and springs

It's not terror that keeps me
But the fear of being alone
In a world where alone means available

After hour upon hour
Of waking worry
Eyes roll back and head forward

Sleeping long into the day
Makes people wonder
What monsters slumbers under the covers

They bare crosses and bullets
Try to ward off the bags
While tangible enemies slip silently by

It's not terror that keeps me
But the fear of being alone
In a world where alone means available

You’re as a walking disease
They whisper hurtful things
Not knowing you can hear them

Only thinking to drag you away
An unnecessary part of society
A forgotten cemetery of long dead bones

It's not terror that keeps me
But the fear of being alone
In a world where alone means available

When you sleep alone
You can't help but worry
What lies in the darkness

What watches you slumber
Eyes begging for you to dream
Lips curl into a smile

Shadows linger at your door
Evil beings at your windows
Whisper the things they have in store

It's not terror that keeps me
But the fear of being alone
In a world where alone means available

We try to twist reality to fit
Tieing knots like our shoelaces
Hoping the truth won't break in

Who could sleep alone
When the night holds
The monsters from our dreams

Waking from a nightmare
No longer holds comfort
At least in your dreams you could wake up

It's not terror that keeps me
I just don't want to be alone




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