The Hanged Man

[You can listen to this song on Last.fm.]

  • Title: ‘The Hanged Man’
  • Band: Split Seven Ways
  • Album: Valedictions (2008)

Do you ever get that feeling that the whole world is changing, and you’re getting left behind?
Do you ever look at yourself and think, ‘I could do with being tougher and more unkind’?
There is something lurking, and I know that it scared her from the moment that we met
But now my roots have been torn up; I’m hanging in midair, and I bet she regrets

Trying to see a soul that wasn’t really there
Just a little walking rag doll, all skin and bone and hair

She’s always been in the corner of my vision
She’s always been in the shadows around me
And sacrifice must hurt; that’s the only way it works
Now she’s just the scars that can’t be seen

I’ll never know happiness, or joy and innocence quite like those simple days
When we were children, and the whole wide world made us so amazed
I don’t want to love her; it’d be easier to hate and let the feelings drown
And I don’t want to need it all, want to rely on myself, ’cause friends just let you down

I’ve the power to change it all, but I have made my choice
And I am sure time will erase the memory of her voice

She’s always been in the corner of my vision (She’s always been in the centre of my heart)
She’s always been in the shadows around me
And sacrifice must hurt; that’s the only way it works (She’s always been the one I love)
Now she’s just the scars that can’t be seen

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