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Torn

Posted December 15, 1999, 4:02 p.m.

Your eyes watch me, searching
Waiting for my upcoming mistake
Your cold stares attempt to cloud
My thoughts that you believe fake
You bet on how long ’til the burnout
How many songs do I still hold within?
No fear can overpower that look in your eyes
Immersed within lies, sin

Do you bury emotions so deep
To keep them safe, and clean?
Are you aiming to tear me apart?

Your eyes search me, watching
You know that one day I’ll crack
I may have found many answers
Yet still . . . something lacks
You bet that this won’t last forever
And sometimes I think you are right
Is bitterness support for lost causes
Lost within this silent night?

Do you bury emotions so deep
To keep them safe, and clean?
Are you aiming to tear me apart?

Is your sanity excuse for your sadness?
Are you searching for something in me?
Is there something that still escapes you
So blind that you just can’t see?
That look in your eyes can still haunt me
And you know that I’ve made mistakes
And even if one day I break down
You know that my thoughts are not fake

Do you bury emotions so deep
To keep them safe, and clean
Are you aiming to tear me apart?

Posted in American Ideal

Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.