Do Not Take Second Best – Written Monday 13th September 1999 (Aged 24)

Do Not Take Second Best

i tell you,
i am so tired of the people
i have tried to express myself
but inside it stays,
inside i seem to be somebody else
so many years of being stupid
so many years of no expression
and so many years,
of life’s hard earned lessons
i will tell you,
i am so tired of the people
i have got a brain
it is, partially insane
but they always take,
without any gain
i have tried to express myself
i have tried to give ideas
but their eyes,
they are just the storm clouds gathered
and they hide their fear
and i never feel like anyone is near
i am so tired of second best
give me that belief you have in me
because i need all of that respect
and after all, i have that belief in you




James Garratt = Monday 13th September 1999


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