Echoes Of You

September 3, 2009
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I wonder what I did to make you run away
Did I not offer enough incentives to stay
You took my optimism with you unfortunately
These thoughts in my head just aren't me
I am a waste of space, I am a waste of air
It's a waste for anyone to even care
About me, I have no purpose
Bring on the anguish, cuz I know I deserve it

Chorus:
Now that you're gone, I can't escape
I used to use my fantasies to get me through the day
I can't count on illusions to get me through
But I'm finding myself clinging to echoes of you

I have a habit of holding on when I know it's not worth it
Of relying on those who didn't earn it
I can take a lot, though my pain tolerance is low
Wouldn't have begun this had I known
I was lost in you, now I'm lost in myself
Don't know who I am, how can I be helped?
I reach out to find something to hold onto
But it's an illusion, an echo of you

Chorus:
Now that you're gone, I can't escape
I used to use my fantasies to get me through the day
I can't count on illusions to get me through
But I'm finding myself clinging to echoes of you

I see you apologize
But then I realize
It's just an echo of you
Not the real you
And it can't undo
What you put me through

Chorus:
Now that you're gone, I can't escape
I used to use my fantasies to get me through the day
I can't count on illusions to get me through
But I'm finding myself clinging to echoes of you





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Caroline0123456789LOL said...
Oct. 19, 2014 at 12:05 am
This is a really beautiful song. It's so poetic, passionate, and absolutely wonderful. It has a sad side, yes, but it is so beautiful. Thank you for posting this!!!
 
sashaaa said...
Mar. 30, 2014 at 7:30 pm
I really loved it...Echoes of you.  The title drew me in, but the words were very true, real and good too. :)
 
K-napp23 said...
Nov. 2, 2012 at 11:26 am
I love this. Very relatable and touching. Wonderful job!
 
CocoStar said...
Nov. 3, 2010 at 5:27 pm
Stunning. The feeling and emotion in the words tugs at my heart. It is beyond amazing. 
 
Graceless91 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 12, 2010 at 12:06 am
amazing 
 
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