From the car crash something whispered
“Take indifference or wrath”
To be someone
To mean something
To be the flame
And not the moth
The caterpillar king has thoughts of greater things
But he’s hardly spoken

Everybody whispers warm words
But i’m freezing to their touch
Mocking mirror full of lost things
Ever feel you’re not worth much?
You’ve blown out this old flame
Now nothing stays the same
Till the spell is broken.

I’m the car crash
I’m the mothman
Like a rainbow
I’m a trick of the light
I’m lost in the night until
Until
The spell is broken

First the anger
Then the sadness
Then acceptance
Then regret
Then returning to the madness
And another cigarette
Manipulating signs
Misread between the lines
And he started choking

Like an armadillo underbelly
Undefended and revealed
Sticks and stones and slings and arrows
Im feeling soft behind my shield
There’s a void i’m trying to fill
A pain i’m trying to kill
Till the spell is broken

I’m the car crash
I’m the mothman
Like a rainbow
I’m a trick of the light
Got lost in the night until
Until

Like the frog prince
Frankenstein’s monster
I want a transformation
Jump out of my skin
And trying to win
Love and affection
Love and affection
Love
Until the spell is broken

Like a living larkin line
A fractal curse i wore the with pride as mine
A life too empty
Mind too full
Til the lightning flash that split the skull
Survived by shifting shape
My instinct to escape
Oh take these chains away from me

So i grew strong and i grew straight
Became a man i’d love to hate
If i could lose my demons
Learn to live
I’ve got so much love to give
I need somebody who
Somebody just like you to
Take this pain away from me!

And then you came

And now sometimes
On the outside
I swear that i can hear
Cinderella singing ‘somewhere’…

I’m not a monster!!
I’m a rainbow…
Not a trick of the light

The spell is broken
The spell is broken
The spell is broken
The spell is broken
The spell is broken
The spell is broken

 

 

© PETE WYLIE 2017