It’s too easy to get lost in what’s missing.
Slipping into deeper shades of grey with each mistake.
This won’t last with the world at our fingertips.
I recognize your life from your language.
You like your hell with a splash of Hennessey.
All the things you’ve done became you.
You want me to think of you differently as though I never knew your name.
We’re different breeds and it’s really starting to show.
Who do you think you are?
If yesterday doesn’t sit right with you move differently.
Get a handle on your truth and there’s nothing to think about.
Cancel all these complications.
When you’re M.I.A. it’s not the same.
All these pretenders imitating real talk.
If you want to be somebody, be yourself.
Understand your energy, live like it’s nobody’s business.
Show me something real, over and over again.
I want to see you.
You’re dangerous only when you’re misunderstood.
You want to cross the lines you know all too well.
Reflection shows what’s going on inside.
Hiding behind what you hate to admit.
The things we do to disguise our urges.
Getting caught up in drugs by any other name.
We’re either running to or from ourselves.
See through my demeanor and shades of grey.
You can’t react to what you don’t recognize.
Look deeper before you love the skin I’m in.
What the light tends to miss is what the dark can’t resist.
Freedom can be frightening, that’s why we want more.
All the things you’ve done become you, if you let them.
Introduce me to your truest identity.
All those secrets, take them off.
I want to see you.
Why would anyone want the truth when the lie is more entertaining?
Give the people what they want.
Smile through the storm.
Pain isn’t beautiful, it’s forgettable.
I can’t let it show.
Who I am is not who I’ve been.
But you only see what you want.
From the way I talk, to the way I move.
I wear my wrongs and leave the past where it belongs.
While my shortcomings are missing I’ll tell you everything you want to hear.
Reckless discovery overtake me.
I can’t stay the same.
See the pain, feel the pleasure.
Hiding behind a good time is more than meets the eye.
If I show you who I really am, you can’t tell nobody.
Turn the lights down low and I’ll let you in.
I’ll show you something real.
It’s hard to shake such a simple need
Love was never a lie
Do you dare to bare yourself to my devotion?
You look like a dream, but that’s the problem
In this light everything seems so right
You don’t have to pretend to be perfect
We can live with our imperfections
Don’t tell me what I want to hear
Tell me what you need
What are you hiding behind?
I wish you were real
I didn’t come to be entertained
Let’s lay this act to rest
Cancel all these complications
No one’s heart wants to be mistaken
We’ll confess our weaknesses until there’s none left
Show me something real
“Drinking, working, women. It was like some kind of self-destructive multitasking. I had built myself a shell & disappeared inside it…
I just go forward. No more looking back. No more looking down. Just keep moving forward.” -Tony Stark (The Invincible Iron Man: My Monsters, 2011)
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