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If I gave myself a chance
Like the chance I gave you
Would I deceive myself
the way you deceived me
If I loved myself
The way my friends loved me
Would I see the things
They see in me?
If I cut myself a little deeper
Would the pain be too much to bear
Or would I hide my sorrow behind a smile
And fight off a friend's knowing stare
If I didn't wake up tomorrow
Would anyone notice I was gone?
Would they bury me in the ground,
Say a prayer and move on?
If I could hear their thoughts
And know exactly how they feel inside
Could I trust that they love me
And not have to hide?
If I could let the past go
Leave all the pain behind
Could I start all over
And heal my hurting mind?