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I've never actually been in a band before, unless you count my two roommates and me jamming. We never did anything. Never had any experiences with songwriting. But here it goes.

I can’t sleep, barely breathe
With the weight you put on me
The pressure on my chest
Builds with every breath

I showed up late but that’s okay
You never really needed me anyway
Give me too much credit, it’ll go to my head
I don’t care what you said, don’t care what you said

My life was a drama and I was cast the wrong part
Woke up on stage and I’m standing stark
I can’t sing and I’ve come in late
Try to breathe in but my lungs deflate

Now I’m the king and I’ve forgotten lines
Never before have I been so blind
My eyes gouged out and my tongues been tied
I’ve been caught in this web of lies

My phrases come out bit they hold no meaning
Days too long but my time is fleeting
Set me up to win but I fail anyways
The judges speak but have nothing to say

And the director says I was her worst mistake
Shed replace me if she could, for my own sake
I can’t sing and I’ve come in late
Try to breathe in but my lungs deflate

Now that its over I can watch my own mistakes
Too many to count, I’m the worst in this play
Just let me lay here and sleep through the storm
I couldn’t hold you if it were to keep you warm
I’m not worth it and that’s a fact
Try to comfort me, I hear you laugh

Because I am the king in this play
Tried so hard to keep up the charade
But I’ll take a bow and hop off stage
Slowly crawl back into my cage