Closer to the Edge

Every step you take


Every single day


Closer to the edge

I know

Every time you pray


Look into the paper

May be

You don’t have to wake

No more

Closer to the Edge

I know


How does it feel ?

How does it feel ?

when you’ve failed again

Draw a smile on your face

Laugh & pretend

Control every gesture

Hide don’t dare shake

The tone of your voice

Make no mistake

How does it feel?

When the madness subsides

The thoughts start to clear

& tears fill your eyes

Guilty as charged

or a victim of pride

Live on your life

But you’ll pay the price

How does it feel?

When all is just gone

Not even a thread

Of hope to hang on


Lower lip torn

Head in the dirt

Shouts in my ear

“Did you really think it would be that easy?”

The last thing I remember is her face

Those tears

I just can’t shake it

The words coming out of her mouth

What was it again ?

I feel like there is something I’m missing here

“You really did a number on us”

Again with that blabber mouth

“But did you really think you’d succeed?”

Feels like two thugs binding me

One pulling my hair to keep my head up

“No one has ever escaped & we intend to keep it that way”

I manage to spit the blood blocking my throat

& murmur “ye”


My throat is clearer now

so I muster a smirk & say


“No one has ever escaped yet”