Locked up in a cellar is what being in your heart is like,
you letting me out for sunlight whenever the time’s right,
putting me in the limelight if your mind’s right
I’m like … Is this what I’m supposed to get used to?
I keep giving you signs but I just can’t get through to you,
so I’m thinking, eff it baby, I’m about to be through with you
I mean, if you’re down for yourself, then I might as well pursue it too!
The distance between us was small, but like your carelessness, it grew too,
& I’m saying to myself, “What’s good with this selfishness? It won’t do”.
You think that I’M selfish, but these years, I’ve been all for you:
been giving 100 taking 30—I need some loving too!
So you figure to take my words for granted, I mean, I DID say I’ll never leave,
‘cause baby, you’re my sunshine no matter what the weather would be,
& my life goes on endlessly,
my heart beats tremendously,
but if i stay a prisoner, I’m afraid that’s what I’ll always be.
You question me and foolishly my heart’s mouth replies to you,
‘cause I’d do anything for you baby, I mean literally, I’d die for you,
I’d lie for you & at the times when you had pain, I cried for you,
& even IF you were in the wrong, no doubt I would side for you.
But I can’t be your Rapunzel anymore, maybe you’ve been mistaken,
‘cause from what I know, the title ‘Daddy’s already been taken,
no more faking boo, for now, I think I’m through with you,
until you learn to realize that we should be [US] & not just [ME & YOU].
(May 10, 2008)