I want to break free from the cage,
To be me.
To climb down off that stage,
then they'll see.
Stop hiding that shadow inside,
Undo all the times that I've lied,
It's finally time to decide,
Who I'll be.
Not the shell I showed the world,
Not the guy who lost the girl,
Not the one who's trapped
Inside a wrap
Who's mouth would only ever curl
In the slightest grin,
Or smallest frown,
Is that a sin?
It’s dragged me down
A ball and chain
Upon my heart
Inside my brain
Drives me insane
So now I’ll start
To try to train
Myself to finally come out,
Like a turtle from his shell.
No more silent screams in place of shouts
That make my life a living hell.
It doesn’t matter what they say,
My true self has reached his day.
I can’t continue to pretend
That my will was made to bend
And that this world is going to end
If I choose not to live “their way”.
It took me way too long to discover-
I don’t need to conform to the program.
And even longer to uncover,
The me that I really am.