Little White Lies – Most Likely Written Sometime Between September and November 1994 (Aged 19)

Little White Lies

little white lies
watch out,
that child has got a gun
see the hatred in his eyes
look at his i.d,
he is only young
feel the heat of sky
just before you ask why
he is running,
into a futureless destiny
he is running,
from the likes of you and me
this nightmare vision
melted solidly within my brain
and in total fusion
the girl is so, ‘doped’ up
it is no illusion
she was going too fast
to survive the collision
and she fell into darkness
watch the man
he knows the questions to your destiny
but he does not really understand
he does not know what to say
this does not have to be a future world
this could be today

James Garratt – 1994

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