A Relative Understanding

She lives through dreams
And nothing’s as it seems
And everyone she’s ever known’s
An actress

She runs on caffeine highs
And sugar coated lies
Just to fake the days away

And everybody’s going
Down to the playground
Bringing all the babies
Oh, what fun

Don’t make
Me say
Your name

Hey you

She doesn’t walk; she weaves
Through cigarettes and gasoline
And no one can explain the way
She wanders

And she would hate it when they’d say
‘You’ll grow up just like me some day’
Cause she didn’t want that
She’d rather be anybody else than

You can’t take this any other way
These family ties have tied us together
And I can’t see how we ended up this way

Hey you

Alone, she waits and sees
As people come, and people leave
And everyday she wonders who would notice

If she were to disappear today
Would it really matter anyway?
So lost while you’re home-bound
How is she supposed to come home now?

And everyday her laugh’s a little softer
When will it just vanish completely?
Did she think that no one really cared?
And everyday it gets a little harder
Knowing so much’s left unsaid
But hey, when has her life ever been fair?

You can’t take this any other way
These family ties have tied us together
And I can’t see how we ended up this way

She lived through dreams
Where nothing was as it seemed
And everyone she’d ever known would say

Hey you

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