What Took Me So Long

I refuse to be a door matthew
I am not a falliday statue
Even as this mouth smiles at you
These lips speak the word “No”

Your breath smells of entitle-mint
Though I’ll still call you friend
I’m worth so much more than this
Not your means to an end
I know that you are damaged good
Oh well, a hole for now
But I can’t fill it with my love
Only you know how

For the first time in a lifetime I see
My love does not give you the right to hurt me
Undertow over fingers that won’t obey
The first step in many is to walk away
What took me so long to know I have a choice
What took me so long to hear my own voice
What took me so long to understand my worth
What took me so long

To love you is not to pretend
When misery doesn’t love a friend
Only so far now will I bend
Scratching feet that say “go”

I know that you are damaged well
I won’t be damaged too
My love wont wake you from your hell
That power is in you
Beautiful, also broken
I pray for your release
Hurt words angrily spoken
Here’s hoping you find peace

For the first time in a lifetime I see
My love does not give you the right to hurt me
Undertow over fingers that won’t obey
The first step in many is to walk away
What took me so long to know I have a choice
What took me so long to hear my own voice
What took me so long to understand my worth
What took me so long

I refuse to be a door matthew
I am not a falliday statue
Even as this mouth smiles at you
These lips speak the word “No”

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