You’re a worm in my mind, eating up what’s inside,
Planting threads that lead back to the knot in my life.
In those days, my heart was a lantern. Charged by a new kind of thrill.
Your touch, it was well-rehearsed
And I, well I was young
And I’m still sorry that I didn’t say no.
I let you
I let you lay your dreams over my dreams,
Until no air could get to mine;
And with your hand around my hope
I only learnt to choke.
But your arm around me in the night was an anchor.
Where time got thin, we poked our fingers straight through –
Swapping stories like secrets whispered by children.
Only none of yours were true.
And I, I gave it all, I let all the doors close.
For you offered safety in regret
With only one path left.
And more, more was lost than you could ever give,
Leaving me a life that nobody could live.
You had me sold that you were a breath of fresh air,
But with your hand around my hope
All I could do was choke.