Something That Happened to Me – Written Between February and June 1995 (Aged 20)

Something That Happened to Me

it is something that happened to me
whilst i was trying to be –
whilst trying to be somewhere else
maybe i wasn’t fooling anyone
or even myself
it is something that happened to me
nobody else but me
you change from a vantage point
but that is my naivety
my own, my own inbuilt instability
so junked from reality
a hanger on of our modern society
it is something that happened to me
i had to set the kid free
the tortured child sat inside of me
but you cannot run too far
because in some ways he is still inside
or even by my side
a ghost who would not leave
and a kid who had to believe
now i am me
and i am just about learning to see
it is something that happened to me




James Garratt – February to June 1995


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