Isn’t That The Way? – Written Between Tuesday 15th February 1994 and October 1994 (Aged 18/19)

Isn’t That The Way

they say, it is a lesson in life
they say, i will learn
but what does it matter
right now i just hurt
hurt so bad
mind so mad
then for a few seconds
i get a grip
then i watch myself
and i start to slip
you just watch from a distance
now i hurt
i hurt all over
outside, inside
tears living in my eyes
and quickly –
the perfect reality dies
it hurts to think
of what could have been
but it melted –
and turned out not to be real
isn’t that the way with a dream
i still feel
feel so bad
my emotions are ill
but there is not a thing i can do
i cannot pop a pill
only think of you, and i hurt,
i really do

James Garratt – 1994

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