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Verse 1
What if it’s all a lie
What if I’m just another girl
And I just misread your eyes
What if I’m not part of your world?
(instrumental, 4 count)
As I cry myself to sleep
Thinking here I go again
How can I face the world tomorrow
And pretend to be your friend
I gotta act like nothing’s changed, put on a smile, and try not to cry
It’s this massive scale deception that we call our lives

Chorus A
We’re all wearing masks to hide our pain
Like the one you wore everday
that said you felt the same way I do
But I hate you now cause you drew me out
of my safe shell
You gave me wings to fly but then you sent me to hell

Verse 2
Sometimes I forget myself and smile
Sometimes difficult math, memories from the past
Make me okay for a little while
But it seems everything screams your name
Makes my heart cry out in pain
You’re clueless about all of this
But you’ve used that excuse before
Sometimes I reflect on the happy place
When I was convinced you were the one
Now a tear falls from my face
I see the kiss we never had, the fight we never fought
The lukewarm indifference
And everything makes sense but I
Never thought we’d end this way

--Chorus A—

Bridge
Let go (let go let go) of me (let go, let go)
Can’t you see (you’re so blind) that my heart is broken
I take back (back, get back, get back)
Every foolish word I’ve spoken
All the smiles and hints—I was senseless
Or maybe I was in love

Chorus B:
So now I wear this mask to hide my pain
And now I wear it everyday
Can’t let it say I feel the way I do
I’m only hurt if someone draws me out
Of my safe shell
You gave me wings to fly but then you sent me to hell


End:
(after chorus B) to hell, to hell, to hell Oh
Is a place where it’s all a lie




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just_A_gurl said...
Jun. 23, 2010 at 9:12 am:
wow! this is really good! i love it! keep it up! this is why you're my inspiration :)
 
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xXStephmeisterXx said...
Mar. 22, 2010 at 6:08 pm:
You were right...i really liked this! I can totally relate. thanks for the comment on "the one i believed"
 
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inspir3d This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 11, 2010 at 7:57 pm:
thanks so much!! i love your work and it seems like we have a LOT in common :)
 
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Milo! said...
Mar. 11, 2010 at 4:21 pm:
I really love this. I really like how everyone can relate to this. I hope you keep writing, because this is great. You should check out some of my stuff. I think you would like it.
 
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