Game of Snakes

by Optimist

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I've been laid underneath the site of apprehension, surrounded by the weight of expectation. I always thought this would be my answer - nestled in the arms of what I was told.

I've been trying to shake what's in my head and swallow the lies that i've been fed. It keeps pulling me under and in again but I am not like them.

I can't believe I put my faith in this. You left me only be a thread and let go of me to watch me decay.

This isn't even how everything was supposed to be. I am a slave to my tongue. Gasping and reaching for some kind of sustenance, but there is nothing here for me.

I've been trying to shake what's in my head and swallow the lies that I've been fed. It keeps pulling me under and in again but I am not like them. I hate the person that I've been. I'm trying to shed this dying skin and it keeps pulling me in, but I am not like them.

You take and take and take.
You take everything and leave nothing.

I promised I'd never embrace a life only lived half way.
I refuse to take part in this venomous game of snakes.

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released June 11, 2014
Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Ryan Lawhon
Recorded at GSU & Gray Fox Studios

Image Credit: www.itsallabouttheflag.us/historical.htm

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