from Old Stories by Dear Kavalier

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I’m more of a social moth
I hide and wait for others to come
Searching through the dark
I would be content forever
If I never had to show you
What is buried in my heart

But it seeps out through my pores
I feel it coursing through my veins
And it eats my flesh away
Until I’m disgusted by the sight of these bones

I want to be a better man
I want to live with all the virtue
I was taught to represent
But the best of hearts aside
I fear that the worst in him
Has become the worst in me

We’re only heroes until we’re exposed
Then we’re equals, maybe less, or we’re just sad and alone
As I bury my dark passenger I pray there’s nothing left
How can I value human life if I can’t find the value of my own?

I can’t tell the difference between
Who I am and who I swore I’d never be
If it makes any difference I swear
I’d fight before I let it get the best of me
Maybe we’re all fucked in ways that we don’t know yet
But honestly, who am I to think I’m any better?
I’m so bent on forging my own pathway
That I can’t see the shadow bastard
Creeping in and under my skin


from Old Stories, released August 25, 2013


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