Damaged people love you like a crime scene Before any crime had been committed They kept their running shoes right next to their souls every night One eye opened in case something changed whilst they were asleep
Damaged people love in the most broken way Damaged people love in the most gentle way Damaged people do not love Damaged people love too much
Their backs are always too tense, too tight Made this way from carrying too many broken things Because we all know broken things are the heaviest Just look the weight of a broken heart
Damaged people will love that too Damaged people love broken things Because they remind them of themselves
Damaged people take broken things And love them to the end Trying to find that one broken thing That will fit their cracks.
Damaged people love so well
They love like this because they have already seen **** And they know that every evil demon Was once an angel before they fell.
The day I realized my past loves were not love, I cried The day I realized my past loves were coercion, I forgot how to breathe The day I believed ****** coercion online was not real, I wanted to **** myself out of guilt The day I believed my experience wasn't "trauma-worthy", I stayed in bed wishing I could forget how to live The day I believed I deserved to be manipulated, I questioned why my loved ones stay The day I believed I can't trust men, I tried to push my boyfriend away The day I realized he would not just leave me, I told him how much I appreciated him The day I realized he will stand by me, I decided to love myself The day I realized sexting coercion is real, I promised myself I'd let myself feel The day I realized sexting coercion is ****** abuse, I promised to let myself heal The day I realized my past loves were not love, I learned to love myself
What do you really mean when you say “I love you” Do you mean it like I do? Like the breathless hunger for your presence And constant yearning for your knowledge That I always feel? Or is it a synonym for “adequate” Or “good enough for now” Does it mean “I like you--I think” Or “I don't understand these grown up words”?
What do you really mean when you say “forever” Do you mean it like I do? Like the amount of time it would take me to walk to the end of the Earth for you Or how long it’d take to count all the stars in the universe? Or is it a synonym for “a passing moment that doesn’t even warrant a fleeting memory” Or “long enough to have fun but not long enough to ensure commitment or loyalty”? Does it mean “the word I’m running from” or “I’m careless with my words and I’ll be even more so with your heart”?
What do you really mean when you say “I need you” Do you mean it like I do? Like my heart aches when I’m not with you And fall asleep holding the teddy bear you gave me as if it were really you Or is it a synonym for “I want to uses your body” or “I need a distraction from the last one”? Does it mean “I want to devour your *** like it's another pastime” Or “you are, actually, another pastime”?
What do you really mean when you say “you’re mine” Do you mean it like I do? Like “you’re mine to protect and cherish” Or like the way the ground claims new roots as its own, feeding the small flower--neutering it? Or is it a synonym for “I own you” Or “you have no power; you’re worthless” Does it mean “you are an object for me to sell and trade” Or “you are like an artist’s model--you are mine to twist and contort into any position I want”?
What do you really mean when you say anything Your words seem so dishonest when examined by my past Do you mean it like I do? Do you mean it at all?