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The Sweetest Drug

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The Sweetest Drug

Click goes the lock on the door
Keys thrown on the table
Light flicked on
Waitress uniform
Taken off
Life, taken on
I can’t sustain myself
On silk charades and mental games
Memories to make, are too far away
The best I can do, is bottle it up and put it behind a mirror
Like prescription medicine too potent
For this tiny frame

The Sweetest Drug
I’ve ever had
Is the bitter pill of you

I’ve got a problem
And I 
         don’t 
                  know 
                          what
                                   to 
                                      do 
                                          about 
                                                     it
Spending half the night
Fishing metaphors out of buckets
To explain to him
How strong
This addiction
Will become

He’s my sweetest drug
Constantly on my mind
I can’t get anything done
When a part of him isn’t in my system
These feelings multiply

Every second that he’s gone

Baby, you..
Have you any idea?
My affliction
Won’t let me live
I get so confused
Simply put
When I’m in bed, alone
Shadows play on the wall
Telling stories I refuse to repeat

My eyes see a world of eternal clichés 
Restless legs and fluttering eyelashes
From dusk til dawn
Painted acrylic emotions jaded
Spill down around my waist
My logic, is gone

I know I should stay away from it
It’s no good for me
But I find myself running to the medicine cabinet 
Frantically searching 
Because

The Sweetest Drug
I’ve ever had
Is the bitter pill of you

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