She always kept to herself
She stood in her head
Not once did she ever think about
Letting anyone else in
Until he came around
He held out a hand
She had never seen such a gesture
He said "come with me, stay with me"
She asked "why"
He said "trust me"
She said "okay"
She trusted him
He said "I love you"
She let him in
He showered her in affection
Promised everlasting love
He said "oh, baby I'm so glad you're mine"
She thought: "how endearing, how romantic"
She said: "I'll always be yours"
But by saying that she didn't know she was saying "take me, take me, steal me away from myself"
She gave herself up
And he took it all
But he didn't love any of it
He stole it
Her brittle soul needed a gentle touch
He squeezed it in his tight grasp
So it couldn't get out
And as the days turned into nights turned into weeks turned into to years she felt herself deteriorate, crumble
Parts of her fell off, one by one.
Her passions were gone
All that once lifted her up put her down
All of her desires remained
She looked in the mirror and saw someone she thought she knew, now she was seeing someone unappealing,
He made her believe he was the best she could have
He was the only thing for her
After all, she was his forever
And because she was his
She was no longer hers
And because of this
She crumbled into pieces
Lied on the ground
Stared back at her and smiled
She looked at the pieces
We're still her
They were beautiful pieces
Of a beautiful broken girl
They were scattered, but she found them one by one
And she tried to put them back together again
But it was too late
His grasp was tight and it wasn't letting go
But then she realized
She had the strength
To pry it open
But it was too late
Before she realized
That if he really loved her
He would have let her love herself
But it wasn't too late
The beautiful pieces could be put back together
They fit as perfectly as they always did
They were still her
And they were hers
And they were worth more than what he thought
And they were worth more than what she thought
How could I be so foolish
How could I be so blind
To the fact that before I'm ever anyone else's
First I am