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I’m staring up from where I’m lying on the bed.
White paint’s chipping above my head.
Just like shattered dreams long ago,
My heart was cracked while I didn’t know.
Before I saw what was going on,
The cracks were too big and my dreams were gone!

Cracks in the ceiling (3x)
Cracks running black
Through the spreading white.
Cracks spiderwebbing out,
Creeping into sight.
Cracks in the ceiling (3x)
It’s best if you don’t come around,
Cause this building’s coming down.

And now cracks run across the white,
But it’s plain to see I’ll lose this fight.
I’m not Atlas and I’m not Hercules.
The weight of this stone sky has forced me to my knees.
I’m free to leave and I want to go,
But what traps me here I’ll never know.

Cracks in the ceiling (3x)
Cracks running black
Through the spreading white.
Cracks spiderwebbing out,
Creeping into sight.
Cracks in the ceiling (3x)
It’s best if you don’t come around,
Cause this building’s coming down.

Around the cracks the paint’s chipping off.
Set it on fire and paint’s dripping off.
Flames melting paint as they climb the walls.
It’s only a matter of time before the ceiling falls.
Smoke so thick I can barely breathe,
Ceiling’s going to crumble down till I’m crushed beneath!


Cracks in the ceiling (3x)
Cracks running black
Through the spreading white.
Cracks spiderwebbing out,
Creeping into sight.
Cracks in the ceiling (3x)
It’s best if you don’t come around,
Cause this building’s coming down.

Like black ivy roots on an abandoned shed,
Those black cracks always spread.
As they grow my fear does too,
But hey that’s nothing new.
I close my eyes but they’re still in sight
It’s so bad I can’t sleep at night!

Cracks in the ceiling (3x)
Cracks running black
Through the spreading white.
Cracks spiderwebbing out,
Creeping into sight.
Cracks in the ceiling (3x)
It’s best if you don’t come around,
Cause this building’s coming down.

Just like shattered dreams so long ago,
My heart was cracked while I didn’t know.
Before I saw what was going on,
The cracks were too big and my dreams were gone!

Cracks in the ceiling (3x)
Cracks running black
Through the spreading white.
Cracks spiderwebbing out,
Creeping into sight.
Cracks in the ceiling (3x)
It’s best if you don’t come around,
Cause this building’s coming down.
Cracks in the ceiling (3x)
Splitting the surface where dreams are found,
Cracks in the ceiling,
Ceiling crumbling to the ground.



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so_joyThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Nov. 14, 2012 at 5:19 pm:
I like this very much. The analogy was well-thought out and excellent. Please read, rate, and comment on my poems! It would mean a lot.
 
RedFeather replied...
Apr. 7, 2013 at 9:44 am :
Thank you. This just goes to show that there's actually something worthwhile going on in someone's head when they sit there and stare at a ceiling for hours! (jk. I didn't stare that long.)
 
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IndiloveThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
May 10, 2012 at 8:16 am:
this would be an amazing song!!!!
 
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spency said...
Mar. 11, 2012 at 9:11 pm:
nice buddy!!!
 
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FutureSceneQueen said...
Mar. 6, 2012 at 3:22 pm:
I love this! It is so good.  THe chorus might be repeated a bit, but I love the words, i dabble in songwriting but its not my forte.  I think you're really good. :)
 
RedFeather replied...
Mar. 7, 2012 at 7:25 am :
Thank you. I tried songwriting a couple times in the past, but they all majorly failed. But after getting experience writing poems, the songs have turned out better too.l I have a second song that's still pending approval and that - in my opinion, is the better of the two. I hope you'll check it out once it's up.
 
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