Face the Truth – Written Tuesday 15th February 1994 and October 1994 (Aged 18/19)

Face the Truth

face the truth
if you care, if you dare
it is all now
there not a single thing there
face the truth,
stare the past in the face
you know what i would like to do
look at my eyes
and i will start to read you
and so, another dream dies
to join all the others
in some imaginary graveyard
the dreams of people
you know life is hard
who is the keeper of all our souls
and who dictates –
that some of us are fools
face the truth
she was your shelter
she was your roof
but now you are left in the rain
but the rain is not from the sky
it is caused by pain
the tears running down your face

James Garratt – 1994

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