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This is a piece that I heavily reworked tonight, if anyone is interested in seeing the original, let me know. It's over a finger-picked acoustic guitar if that helps you hear it in your head. C4C.

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I'm tired, I'm tired of lying
Trying to convince myself I'm doing fine
I'm sick, I'm sick to my stomach
Of toeing, of toeing, of toeing your narrow line
I'll confess, I've been a mess for a while
A smile glued lopsidedly on my face
I'll admit, I could be doing better
If you saw me you'd probably be disgraced

This normal life, I can't take it
Everything I have, I want to break
This normal life, I can't take it
You're just another smile for me to fake

My pockets, my pockets are empty
All I have inside is a picture of you
You're smiling, but I can only picture you frowning
Sepia-toned, you wouldn't approve
Of the way, the way I've been living my life
Day to day, to night, from pill to pill
I'm tired, I'm tired of trying
Don't wanna die, but at least the pain would be killed

This normal life, I can't take it
Everything I have, I want to break
This normal life, I can't take it
You're just another smile for me to fake