I was told to look both ways before crossing the street
I wish someone warned me to do the same
When I stuck my head out of the window
And puked myself out
I wish someone pulled my back
And warned me that my heart would follow
But, no one ever dares to warn you before
No one ever dares to interfere
Until you’re hanging out of the window
Begging the car to drive faster.
They just wait
until it’s too late.
You see, my world belonged to thieves and bandits
Black bandannas and pistols
Stolen hearts and tied wrists
I cheered as they stole pieces of my memories
Pieces of my life
Piece of who I am
I cheered as they tossed it to each other
Like some treasure on a runaway train.
One bandit named me the runaway train
While the other called me the coal that fueled it
They convinced me.
I begged the bandits and breakers
The thieves and robbers
To be a line on their book,
Or a phrase,
Or a metaphor.
See I had fallen in love
I had fallen in love with being dismantled
And no one dared to warn me
That I could get addicted to it.