I never wanted you to see me
But held it against you when you didn’t,
As if it was your fault that I was
Keeping myself hidden.
Back there in the dark,
Behind the curtain, pay no mind.
There is no such thing as magic, don’t you know?
We made it up like fairy tales
On sleepless nights, and you believed,
And so I did because despite myself
I never wanted you to leave.
Don’t you remember when on summer nights
We fell into our dreams?
We sewed the seams so tightly
Between the real and the imagined,
And while you ruled your kingdom,
I got lost while chasing dragons.
But that never really happened.
So, why does this all seem familiar?
Could it be we’re dreaming now?
The bed is getting colder and my breath
Is running out.
It’s not life that I wanted.
Only you.
But you made me want to live.


The other guy is hoping
That he’ll be the only guy.
He’s counting on my weaknesses,
Like counting down the time.

The other guy knows everything,
That even I don’t know.
At least, I think he knows them…
He always tells me so.

The other guy will watch
As I do my best for me.
He’ll wait until I start to think
That, perhaps, I might be free.

The other guy will calculate-
He’s got it to a science-
The moment best to take me down
And beat me ‘til I’m silent.

The other guy, he blacks my eyes
And breaks my fingerbones,
He suffocates the light away,
‘Til all is dark at home.

The other guy, I know him, too,
And how he’s kept at bay:
If I become the other guy,
He can’t come hurting me.