Do you know what it's like to live and lose,
Or to even die while you're alive?
We all live like we're happy,
But so many are screaming on the inside.
These silent screams may one day set us free.
One day we may feel alive.
One day, we will be alive.
I don't feel like I'm alive,
I feel as if I'm simply breathing.
It's not like I can wake up,
I'm not dreaming.
Some are afraid of death,
But not me.
I will accept it,
I will embrace,
For I have already experienced it.
These crazy thoughts won't leave my head.
Am I alive or am I dead?
I can smile all I want,
But that doesn't make it real.
I haven't been myself lately,
I think there's a stranger inside of me.
I know I have to be strong.
I've gotta be for them,
And perhaps even for me,
But it's so much easier to give up.
I've been strong for so long,
I just can't keep it up any longer.
Things get rough for my friends,
I tell them it'll be alright.
I'm their shoulder to cry on,
And I'll never let them hurt themselves