Pausing for Thought – Written Tuesday 15th February 1994 and October 1994 (Aged 18/19)

Pausing for Thought

you are never going to change me
the only person,
who will ever change me
is myself, and nobody else
i am who i am
and that is all there is
i do not care if you do not understand
just look out for the future,
take its hand
i saw the future
it drove down my road
and pulled up slowly
pausing for thought
because it felt quite lonely
and it knew the past had been bought
i closed my curtains,
knowing that the change
would never get me
only if i want out
but i would not jump out of a plane
just so i could be free
and i would never burn the change
that helps me see, that helps me

James Garratt – 1994

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