These programmed feelings leave you reeling
But you are not the cause, no.
This out-of-fashion lack of passion
Has dignified what was.
This self-protection stalls rejection,
And leaves you looking strong.
This piece of theatre keeps things neater,
Pretending nothing’s wrong.
Healing comes too slow these days
I long to see you whole
Freedom’s cornered in this maze
Until you lose control.
I see you waiting, all hope fading
Of hearing his applause.
But you’re not hearing someone cheering,
Who’s seeing through your flaws.
This cold front has made you shiver
The chill has numbed you to your core
How come? How long?
Words and Music: Andy Flannagan – © 2010 Downwardly Mobile Music
This is a track from Andy Flannagan’s 2012 album, Drowning in the Shallow.
Tracks on Drowning in the Shallow
- I will not be leaving
- This poet
- Seven storeys
- Pieces of April
- The reason
- Drowning in the shallow