A Hero En Route

Mask

I am a child who doesn't dream
Kept awake at night because my cradle creeks
And stirs to life
The creatures underneath

They will devour me before i devour them
Their appetite is quite a thirst
It's quietly rehearsed
I'll cut you out of this design
Turn you into mine
I'll make you real but leave all the faults behind

They fake a congenial "hello, we are your friends.
We make the best of the bars that you've been living in."
Show me your claws, show me your teeth
And make me sure it's them i won't end up in between

They will devour me before i devour them
Their appetite is quite a thirst
It's quietly rehearsed
I'll cut you out of this design
Turn you into mine
I'll make you real but leave all the faults behind

And everybody knows
Everybody knows we were once just kids
Underneath bleachers
Marked by mistakes the lights have not yet hit

And everybody knows
And it's okay to let those go, my child
For god's sake let them go
It's okay to be human every once and a while
So try and sleep, you're the only one that sees
The light on the top of the house
We all keep

And there's a light that guides us that we all keep
And there's a light that guides us that we don't see
And there's a light that guides us that we don't keep. we don't

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