Understanding What You See – Written Approx. Late 1993 or January 1994 (Aged 18)

Understanding What You See

i have got to get away
there is no one here
i am only ever, myself
no one is near
then she rings and i have got –
a telephone stuck on my ear
and she shows me that i am child
full of innocence and fear
and someone getting more cynical –
as i get older
no wonder this place is run by fools
it cannot get any colder
and i cannot help but look at him
and say, i told you
but knowing you is something special
getting out of my teenage years
so glad my mind is still alive
i consider myself a champion –
just to be alive
rattled and smashed –
are my jars of dreams
pots of fear, empty, devoid of anything
except stale atmosphere
this world is a farce
i remember a dark time
a past that i thought would always last
but i was lucky
i got away so fast
and i run straight into your arms
but i thought my past was behind me
however, the trick is,
you must understand what it is you see

James Garratt – 1993/1994

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