Refuge (Lies I had to tell) (Lyrics)

by Normal is the Watchword   Mar 18, 2009


Based on a true story

Verse One:
Hiding the struggle building in my eyes
With every truth behind each of his lies
Printed, on the way he would hold me
The times he thought he deserved more
Says it'll never happen again.
A one time thing that went too far.
Forgive me, he'll beg with his face
'Til my pause runs out and I'll answer yes

Chorus:
Phones will ring and it'll begin again
Pressing down on worn through skin
And I'm sorry for the lies I had to tell
Hiding beneath bed frames shaking
Feels as though I've done more taking
Left behind on threads to thin to dwell
Thought I could handle it, instead I fail

Verse Two:
Glancing through the card that he gave me
A Valentine's left buried in the dust
Heart falls and I have to swallow hard
As I tear the piece of cardboard into two
Pulling blankets against my body, I tremble
Hearing promises he refused to hold at all
And I lay myself against the pillow
Blocking his touch from inside my mind.

Chorus:
Phones will ring and it'll begin again
Pressing down on worn through skin
And I'm sorry for the lies I had to tell
Hiding beneath bed frames shaking
Feels as though I've done more taking
Left behind on threads to thin to dwell
Thought I could handle it, instead I fail

'Said he was punished when we were through
And sorry for the stupid things , he knew
But tonight

Chorus
Phones will ring and it'll begin again
Pressing down on worn through skin
And I'm sorry for the lies I had to tell
Hiding beneath bed frames shaking
Feels as though I've done more taking
Left behind on threads to thin to dwell
Thought I could handle it, instead I fail

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  • 10 years ago

    by Hollymariee

    This is really powerful .. Having been cheated on , it really hit home . I understand what you mean when you talk about helping my poems with emotion .. Because your wording litterally makes my stomach twist and provoques alot of emotion . The half rhymes are barely even noticeable because they flow so nice .. These lyrics sound like something that would be sung by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus .. I dunno , it reminds me of Face Down by them . Really well done , 5/5 .

  • 10 years ago

    by Blissful

    Sorry my comment is comming a little late. I've had a lot of things come up but now I finally have some time on my hands. :]

    First of all I loved the title! It captured my attention and made me eager to read on to the poem.

    "Forgive me, he'll beg with his face
    'Til my pause runs out and I'll answer yes"
    ^I loved how unique this was. It was a different spin on saying you're losing the will to say no and yes is easier to say. I liked the pause button affect because it was effective in revealing that it was temporary and the play would soon follow showing that your no isnt permanant. I dont know thats what I got from it haha.

    "Phones will ring and it'll begin again"
    ^I loved how "begin again" sounded when I read it out loud. Very musical which works since these are lyrics.

    "Left behind on threads to thin to dwell"
    ^I think it should be "too thin to dwell" or maybe you did mean "to" ...

    "Blocking his touch from inside my mind."
    ^I love this line. It held so much meaning and said so much without using any complex vocabulary. I could feel the pain seeping through the words.

    I really did enjoy these lyrics because they were packed with emotion and I could tell came straight from the heart. I read it with my own melody in my mind which made it that much more of a joy to read.

    Well done!
    *5/5*

    Bliss. [Beyond a Poet's Mind.]

  • 10 years ago

    by Jade

    So so beautiful!!

  • 10 years ago

    by Rachel RTVW

    I think you did an excellent job on this song. Songs don't have to rhyme and are often laiden with words or phrases deemed cliche, people do it all the time and frankly, I think it makes the rhythm of the piece more catchy and something many people can relate to, especially the many if not all of us who have experienced heartbreak at one time or another. This would sound great as a pop song/ Kelly Clarkson type....nice job!

  • 10 years ago

    by End Of Eternity

    Its a pleasure to read your work as you simply surprises me everytime. I really find your work very unique, excellent choice of words and the way your express...its outstanding.
    Great write

    all the best and take care

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