I can only imagine what it was like for you Sitting at the foot of your bed Scared for the welfare of us two And you'd imagine What sort of things I'd make her do To support our habit Did I sell her off, make her ******* There was nothing I could say In your mind that was already the truth I still remember the day when You posted bail and said "This isn't real love... because if it were you wouldn't poke her skin with a needle's ***** and fill her with poison! This is ******* poison! And you're killing her! No, this isn't love... you're a ******* monster." If you only knew how powerful that was.
I want you to imagine now Just for a moment what it was like from our side She was handed to me I was given sole responsibility But we'd never imagine this That we'd resort to the things we'd do To support our habit Try to get a bag or two And find the strength to sit up straight, at the foot of our bed Scared for the welfare check Was it coming in, or do we have skip dinner again I know we made it look so easy, like we had it all together But who wears long sleeves, in the middle of the summer Just to hide our scars Never staying long because we needed that needle in our arm Behind those jail bars In a physical manifestation Of the prison hell that lived inside ourselves Now we were under real investigation... Can you imagine? With the threat of jail, our mental hell, seeing her poke herself... fo(u)r hours Crying out to me, "Baby, please?! I can't get it, and my arms are so swollen! Look at them bleed!" So I was stuck with the ****** truth Let her keep damaging herself... I know she'd get it eventually But how many more hours until she felt The needle slip into her vein... Or I could step in and help Quickly end her pain, I knew The result would be the same She'd get sooo HIIIGH So I'd have to choose I thought what I did was right Well, I mean, it was the lesser evil of the two If you only knew how powerful that was.
So, I'm sorry you couldn't sleep at night But just imagine if you had to poke a needle In the one you love Just to make her... Make her feel alright.
If you only knew, and not imagine, how powerful that was.