Kids Like Me

by Swampwalk

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04:09

about

the tale of a human trying to grow up and move on

credits

released May 23, 2019

artwork by Jake Galm aka @mumblejinx

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all rights reserved

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Track Name: S.M.I.W.
Lyin strewn out on the altar
I almost forgto her
Dont mean to bother
But im short that last dollar
Mistook the shade of my collar
Was ripe for the slaughter, not really a scholar
No gentleman callers

Then i recall
That i am the author
Placin myself
In the mouth
Of a monster
This is a history
I can still alter
Dont call a doctor
Submerge me in water

Act now, limited time offer
Make princes of paupers
Youre next on the roster
Last call for departures
Frantically practicing postures
They’re deaf to my hollers
Vanishing smaller
Swore i was a goner

Then i recall
That i am the author
Placin myself
In the mouth
Of a monster
This is a history
I can still alter
Dont call a doctor
Submerge me in water

Still they come back for my copper
These cloaked in black stalkers
They skulk and they saunter
Our tremors their fodder
Looking through glass
I am signing their charter
Just ten short years on their
List of marauders

Then i recall
That i am the author
Placin myself
In the mouth
Of a monster
This is a history
I can still alter
Dont call a doctor
Submerge me in water
Track Name: She
Will you ever amount to anything
Is there really anything to amount to
Force myself to smile
It’s a trick of the trade
Makes me laugh at the
Absurdity of living out these days
Another red light
I can feel the lurking
Presence of
The other beings They’re all staring at me thinking why is she
Skulking through enemy territory

But then again

Sometimes i feel like a princess buying peas
Beloved by my people
They are taking to their knees
In aisle three
Placin flowers at my feet
And i think how sweet,

Wait a minute
i am not supposed to do this anymore
I won’t be made a prisoner of this war

Yes im a human
Yes i belong here
Livin in a fanstasy
Or a cloud of anxiety
Only takes me further
From reality
Further from you
And i want to be with you
So please remove me from your list of absentees
We can pass this time together
Throw some rocks into the sea, I must concede
Youre not the ones who did damage to me
Track Name: The lost
Crestfallen creatures
Homesick heroes
Wading in water
To heal their bruised souls

Gathering stones
To place gently in pockets
Calming their quakes
These pieces of earth

Where do you come from
I cannot remember
Equations won’t solve it
But thanks for the thought

I’m just glad that i
Found you here waiting
I see in your eyes
That you understand

I don’t get it
The beauty in sadness
It stings in my core
Yet without it im lost,

Maybe we should just
stay here forever
I agree, Let’s just wait
for the moon to confirm
Track Name: Gargoyles
We will guard the castle
We will haunt the stairs
We will clear the gutters
Gargoyles

You may not hear our wishes
You many not hear our heartache
We are only waiting to
Rest our weary heads
Track Name: Tantrum
Why
She cried at the moon
I don’t understand this
I do not believe this
I will not survive
The afternoon

This body is false
I do not recognize
My own hands
I don’t understand
I might as well end this
I might as well leave here

Why’ve
They done this to me
I do not trust you
I do not believe you
Don’t hear you
I can’t
I won’t
I won’t
I won’t

I restrain myself everyday
Tryin to behave
Tryin to pass for you
Will someone just see me
Will someone just hold me

Trouble is
The longer that this goes
The lonlier i get
Searchin blindly
For the reset
But my hands
Have gone numb

All of my regrets
Flashing by
One by one
Who is this person
I’ve become
Who is this person
I’ve become

Pick up the pieces
Track Name: Graveyard
Dug myself out of the graveyard
Didn’t realize i was dying
Climbed atop the highest tree
Looked as far as i could see
Said this time it's gonna be about me

Drafted all of it on paper
Drew the lines up logically
Maybe this time i’ll remember
To watch out
For ticks and trolls and thieves

But then i
Realize
You can’t plan for the feelings
That unfailingly arise

So i cry
On for miles
Wondering why all my efforts run dry

Patience my child
One step at a time
Collapse in the arms
Of your friends
This is not the end

Look what you’ve done
You have made it this far
Dont turn back but if you do
I’ll come back for you

Pulled myself up by the bootstraps
Confirmed the thickness of my skin
Trading water out for gin
Silencing the might-of-beens
Said this time i’m gonna win

Became an accidental villain
Residing in a darkened steam
Fortifying my defenses
Redirecting all my senses
To confirm my quarantine

But then i
Realize
You can’t plan for the feelings
That unfailingly arise

So i cry
On for miles
Wondering why all my efforts run dry

Patience my child
One step at a time
Collapse in the arms
Of your friends
This is not the end

Look what you’ve done
You have made it this far
Don’t turn back but if you do
I’ll come back for you

I know it hurts
I know it stings
I understand
I’ll hold your hand

I know it’s hard
I know you’re scarred
It comes in waves
I think you’re brave

Patience my child
One step at a time
Collapse in the arms
Of your friends
This is not the end

Look what you’ve done
You have made it this far
Don’t turn back but if you do
I’lll come back for you

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