I took a picture of every figure her hips would attempt to trace
The awkward truth of washed-out love was installed on her face
For the longest while, I tried to smile, thinking doubt would die
She had to melt into the night, I told a simple lie
The rainwater parties, daydream illusions of people we used to know
Share the secrets they love to hide, putting it all on show
I can't remember that dull September she gave me a bottled sigh
I was wreck to say the least, I told another simple lie
Never knew the trouble it takes to bury those terrible ways
I need to change, mature and change, I've known it all these days
I'm too long owned by girls who moaned at the thought the moon would cry
I had to find my own way out by telling a simple lie
Empty's empty - nothing fills her, time is her enemy
I couldn't find the road back home when everything was up to me
Tried not to repeat all my awful defeats and I needed no good reason why
You'd never know the price of truth by telling me a simple lie
The ten inch finger points me out to a sentence most unfair
The smiling faces on the underground don't seem to really care
I was young, I couldn't hold my tongue; I was never all that shy
I was held in cruel contempt for telling quite a simple lie
Somebody told me a secret again, trusting that I wouldn't tell
Everything they did smelled of vague regret, another coin into the wishing well
Grinding it out before I'm thrown about by a destiny too damn sly
I thought I'd write an honest poem, but I told another simple lie
Fate will make our paths cross
But is it what I want? My future is someone else's, and soon it will be yours.
People say we are for each other, but is it truly so? A companionable silence will follow but nothing will grow. They say time will bring us love
I think not. Acceptance will grow but not of love
Love eludes me in this destiny, this cage I'm trapped in
My choices are yours, your choices are others
We are what they define us to be.
Love for us - It's nothing but an illusion
The only love we will ever have is to forever be
With the idea of love.
This is something very hard.
Something I hold inside.
This is something very pure.
Which makes it hard to hide.
Tell me why they do this?
Why they force us both to lie?
When it's their own fears they've implanted,
Into all of their own minds.
For there are those who do not know me,
And there are those who try.
But for the sake of those below me,
Our love should never die.
Oh then kiss me my sweet angel,
As we are sent to our demise.
For this beautiful lie I hold within me is ready now,
And before we go,
I make it so that happiness survive.
Poor foolish souls they did not know,
Our love is our only lie.