Hanging Onto the End of Your Wire – Written Tuesday 22nd October 2002 (Aged 27)

Hanging Onto the End of Your Wire

another telephone call
another day
another person
another plastic personality
put on with the make-up
early in the suburban morning

another person i pass
could we be friends
well they never ask
they just do a mental check
look me over
and reassure themselves that they are the best
so i earn my pay
and search for that elusive respect
that the office will never say

another reason
to write that book you have always dreamed of
everybody pretends that they are something
so how come they want to be somebody else
another day
hanging onto the end of your wire

James Garratt – Tuesday 22nd October 2002

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