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The Choice (30/07/14)

I remember when hope was easy to feel
I remember when joy was everywhere
I remember when dreams were a beautiful thing
Nothing scary in thinking of bigger things

I remember when the world was the park
When the seasons were a perfect art
I remember the freedom of it all
I remember when it was so simple then
I remember how easy it was
To smile and tread forward without a care

Those days are gone
Never coming back
The naivety has all ran out
The world is no longer easy to navigate
So many crossroads you gotta take

And the choice you make
Could end in another heartbreak
And the doors that you close
Make your soul grow cold
The people you push away
You can't help it anyway
You reach a point
where your shields all you got
And the choice that you made
Is all that ever haunts

You never quite know
Which way it will go
And you're scared to take a chance
'Cause you're not a child anymore
It's not simple, oh no

Holding back is you're only protection
Hide away
So you feel safe
Don't let others see you
God forbid they ever leave you alone
So stay by yourself
If loneliness is all you gotta feel
Well at least you know it's definitely real

Cause that choice you make
Could end in another heartbreak
And the doors that you close
Make your soul grow cold
The people you push away
You can't help it anyway
You reach a point
where your shields all you got
And the choice that you made
Is all that ever haunts

Hiding behind sarcastic barbs
And stupid jokes
It won't get you anywhere
But you keep on going
Walk the road you know if safe
Never daring to cross to the other side

You're not ready you say
Too soon you'll relay
But inside you know
It's as savage as that childhood fear
Of the dark

And you know
The choice you make
Could end in another heartbreak
And the doors that you close
Make your soul grow cold
The people you push away
You can't help it anyway
You reach a point
Where your shields all you got
And the choice that you made
Is all that ever haunts

Memories are the cruellest
Looking back and realising it was all wrong
Hoping if you pretended long enough
Maybe somehow
It would all work out

But I'm not a child anymore
I don't view anything the same way
Hope is dead
Joy is rare
Dreams are so hard to achieve
Little point in thinking of it anyway

The season fly by too fast
Another year with nothing to show
Freedom doesn't exist
We're all bound by society's bliss
It's never simple
Nor easy

I can force a smile
Just remember to tread carefully
Never let them truly see
How much life is hurting me

The End

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