Getting Out – Written Tuesday 15th March 1994 (Aged 19)

Getting Out

all i wanted to do was escape
escape far from here
i would like to get away so fast
i do not want anything near
because anything you take,
it will never last
i do not want to die
even if it means a few good times
lingering on a cigarette,
and getting high
what do people really need?
it makes you wonder why
drugs are seen as the only escapism
the only route to the sky
why do people need them
why do people use them
it is up to you,
a weak man says yes,
a stronger man says no
an indecisive person lives –
in a state of absolute confusion
they are only interested in the show

James Garratt – Tuesday 15th March 1994

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