When we are born From the moment we're pushed out Evicted, through grunts an' shouts It begins The sticky stuff covering us Starts attracting life's detritus And it clings The midwife may wipe it off But that does not mean It's not there Collecting from life Every hurt caused by strife Until we're Worn down by the weight of it Self-worth fading bit by bit Losing hope Of ever recovering As problems keep piling in It's like a coat Made entirely from misery And societies warped trickeries Heavy and coarse And like lint roller fluff It builds up and builds up But... ...let's just PAUSE As tough as the job may be There ARE ways we can be free Over time By seeing each challenge As a positive to be managed And not a bind And by changing our focus From the negatives that poke at us Soon enough Life's lint roller will clear We'll face the future without fear And our fluff will have finally Fluffed off!
Thinking you're the bosses Of all that's me an' all I am Trying to make me feel Worthless, useless, hopeless As you gnaw at my self-esteem Well, I've had a little look at you And here is my assessment So crawl, parasites, from your lair It's time for YOUR debasement ANXIETY, you cunning runt Warping my perception Of life events as you invent Distraction through deception Flooding me with dread and fear Each time I dare to feel A little spark of freedom Or a chirpy chink of cheer! And then there's you Vile PANIC ATTACK You prick-ly, pilfering coward Stealing all resolve from me To make YOU feel empowered Causing me to choke and gasp As heart begins to pound Sweating, trembling, vomiting My life's clock counting down And don't think I've forgotten you Clucking AGORAPHOBIA Pecking at my liberty By installing paranoia Holding me a captive Trapped inside my mind Social trepidation Keeping me confined Within the walls I know as home Where even there I fret Thanks to your convincing me That everywhere's a threat! But you don't work alone with this Your sidekick's OCD's Each acting as my jailer Enforcing actions on repeat So my time is all consumed By needy, needy you Inducing my distress as I obsess In all I do Whilst YOU, dirtbag DEPRESSION Skulk sleazily in the wings Preparing for your entrance When you'll play with my feelings Instilling me with hopelessness And blinding desolation Revelling in my deep despair And disassociation Well, ENOUGH! Is what I say Each of you must go!
It may take time but all my mind Will once more be my own And on that day I'll celebrate When finally it's revealed How weak YOU are How strong I AM And how much YOU needed ME!
I've always loathed the syrupy bollocks spewed out by certain songs...the nauseating stench of narcissism prolific throughout each of 'em... ....songs such as 'ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT'. The recipient of such egotistical lyrics was never allowed their own voice...so, I've given them one... "Are you lonesome tonight?"
What? "Do you miss me tonight?" And you are? "Are you sorry we drifted apart?" Oh, God...it's you...*groan* "Does your memory stray, to the bright summer day, when I kissed you and called you 'sweetheart?" Yeah...and it still makes me want to throw up "Do the chairs in the parlour seem empty and bare?" No...'cos I used them to burn an effigy of you "Do you gaze at your doorstep and picture me there?" Not since I installed security cameras "Is your heart filled with pain, shall I come back again" That would be in breach of the restraining order "Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?" Am I f**k!!! Moving on to another cringe-worthy 'It's-All-About-Me-Me-Me' dirge...let's explore the self-obsessed lyrics of Enrique Iglesias' 'HERO'... "Would you dance if I asked you to dance?"
This is a McDonald's drive-in, not a lapdance club
"Or would you run and never look back?"
Only if you got out the car
"Would you cry if you saw me crying?"
I always cry when I laugh
"And would you save my soul tonight?"
I'd stuff it in your Happy Meal as I fart your name
"Would you tremble if I touched your lips?"
Not as much as you would when I taser you
"Or would you laugh, Oh, please tell me this"
Probably, when I watch you piss yourself
"Now would you die for the one you love?"
I wouldn't even dye my hair
"Oh, hold me in your arms tonight"
Needy little f****r aren't you?
"I can be your hero baby"
I'll remember that if I ever need a dickhead in a cape
"I can kiss away the pain"
Good news for my haemorrhoids
"I will stand by you forever"
Wonderful, I'll be stood on platform 2 at the train station...you can stand on the tracks
"You can take my breath away"
True, but if you promise to f**k off I'll give you your inhaler back
Whilst asleep She tries to pull the duvet closer Trembling fingers Slowly stiffening with the chill As her mind starts compensating Through a dreamscape Flickering images of her life Playing like a film And in that film her mother's Softly urging "Baby, eat your greens or you'll never Grow up strong" And her father's putting logs upon the fire Yet none of that heat Is making her feel warm And she twists and turns 'til she's lost Inside the duvet Like a child within the womb Safe and swaddled in love But still, the cold snaps at her As the film runs And her sleep slips deeper As she searches for a touch of warmth Then, upon her cheek She feels her mother's kisses A slight light brush of tender as she softly naps Yet, even so, those kisses leave her shivering As each one pierces her flesh With an icy stab Then the film begins to break up Snapshot moments Flash Across the screen of her mind's eye Her father reading her a bedtime story Her favourite childhood doll Tucked by her side Now a stinging wind starts blustering Through the storyboard Reaching out to whip the duvet where she lies And waking up She takes in her surroundings Devastated by reality but not surprised That the flashbacks were just fabricated memories Apparitions to appease and ease the gloom Of the sleet and snow that's slowly Covering her duvet On the street in the dank shop doorway That is her bedroom.