People get lost in the years sometimes
The days go by and they’ve changed
When you look into the eyes of friends
And see strangers lookin’ back at you
Fight or flee
With you and me
Another trusted soul gone down the drain

It’s a vicious way to live from lie to lie
Holding onto strings, I’ve got to try
But this puppet’s cut loose, I’m sure
This much is true

People get lost in the tears sometimes
By the wayside and then they’re gone
And you beg into their caverns, yeah
Full of water, full of shame
Where’ve you been?
I knew you when
Another knife stabbed in the back

It’s a vicious way to live from lie to lie
Holding onto strings, I’ve got to try
But this puppet’s cut loose, I’m sure
This much is true

I never bought this game, nor wanted to play
These thoughts have drawn me tired
No more to say.

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.