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Nothing There

by Richard Haxton

I have to live behind the mask
There’re questions that no one should ask
And questions I don’t ask myself
If only for my mental health
I locked myself out in the rain
But that is better than the pain
When I could not pass the exam
That proves I can tell who I am

I know I don’t stop at my skin
But I don’t know where I begin
I know I have done some bad things
And used to feel conscience’s stings
But now all I feel is the wind
From this limbo I’m living in
Once active now I am inert
But better that than feel the hurt

I, like an egg, protect my yoke
With a quick jab or with a joke
But is the problem worse than that
When I take off this coat and hat
And at my essence try to stare
There will be nothing there