"I Don't Squirm"

May 27, 2010
By jackscardino GOLD, Rochester, New York
jackscardino GOLD, Rochester, New York
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It was cold at night and still hot in bed
I was too tired to sleep, hungry to be fed
I was lugging life solely with my head
As I bled, I bled, I bled, I bled
I crashed my car, run off by my pride
I hit the ground and busted open wide
Not until I was dying did I see something inside
Still alive, alive, alive

I did not squirm
But you knew that I hurt, babe
And I did not learn
But you knew that I yearned, babe

I lived my life by my own march of might
Going on what I always thought was right
Never sought no help to fight my fight
Said, "I'm alright, alright, alright, alright"
But yeah, I'll say I had a broken heart
But not some love lost to a scar
I just needed that missing part
To start, to start, to start

I did not squirm
But you knew that I hurt, babe
And I did not learn
But you knew that I yearned, babe


Then you came by the bloodied wrecked roadside
You knelt in front of my fading eyes
You pumped my heart like I could not have tried
I cried, for your eyes, no pride, I tried
To stand up straight and hide away my pain
But I let it go there in your arms in the rain
I looked in your face and didn't have to explain
Or remain, the same, the same

Now I don't squirm
'Cause I no longer hurt, babe
And now I learn
About for what I yearn, babe

The author's comments:
This song is about losing your pride and invulnerability, acknowledging it so that you can move on. It's about how this can happen in the face of someone you love, or by a new, uplifting experience.

This song is really about whatever you think it's about. I wrote this song not long ago, and I wasn't sure exactly what I was thinking, but I was feeling all that I was writing. It's a simple song, not that that should hurt it, but I hope that it carries a message that everyone can relate to.

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