Claustrophobia – Written Sunday 6th November 1994 (Aged 19)


claustrophobia, no way out
no way for me to breathe
i do not want you anymore
please leave
as you go, do not close the door
i got claustrophobic with you
and i do not want it anymore
stuck in this cell they call life
i have watched people fall into traps
i have them become caged in
away from everyday living
claustrophobia, get away whilst you can
before the lack of space makes you fall
get out now,
before you cannot get out at all
claustrophobia, give me some space
claustrophobia, finding my own place

James Garratt – Sunday 6th November 1994

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