Feel a Little Pain Like Me – Written June 1997 (Aged 22)

Feel a Little Pain Like Me

who is going to help me now
it is all different, somehow
pettiness is ruling
nothing is clear
i cannot help feeling
i need you
but i do not need to be hurt
and i do not need to be sold off
i am trying to be okay
but people live in my way
i have washed up on life’s shore
i want to meet someone
at least half like me
a soulmate to set my pain
at least a little bit free
put down, sold out and strung out
how we muddle through life
at seventeen young people
wanting to be husband or wife
the class system still ruling
they say it is the fabric of our society
so the ignorant get the vote
in their stupid ignorant reality
i hope you cry in your coffee
i hope you struggle in your tears
it has happened to me
i would like you to feel a little pain

James Garratt – June 1997

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