Easier to Stay Asleep

My heart pains

My tears run

My tummy aches

And all because I can’t love myself the way you once loved me


I didn’t see what you saw,

And still can’t see that girl you once called beautiful

The one that smiled so freely

The girl that laughed her heart out


All I can do is try to be someone I’d love

But it's hard to get up in the morning

And face my hopes and dreams

It's just so much easier to stay asleep


I can live in my dreams and forget that I ever was

I can finally be at peace, even if im in pieces

I don’t need to be whole to be happy

I just need to fall into the darkness and silence


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