Lame – Written Between Tuesday 15th February 1994 and November 1994 (Aged 18/19)


i used to feel so lame
life could never give me –
what i wanted
i stared at death –
but turned away
i could not go through with it
i used to be so lame
singled out,
time and time again
never knowing what i am doing
but always being told,
it is wrong anyway
calling people friends –
i really should not
but i did not know any better
no, i really did not
i just thought i was getting older
older and stronger
but now i know –
it does not have to be like that
i used to feel so lame
losers can be winners,
winners can be losers
it is all the same
just do not live in pain
i have –
and i would not go through it again
i never want to feel so lame

James Garratt – 1994

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