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10thousand feet under the sea (you never knew me at all)

Iím ten thousand feet underwater
hanging upside down
chained to the anchor of your words
chained to the anchor of my indiscretions

You never knew me at all

My conscience lies somewhere
dismembered
at the bottom of the ocean
surrounded by fragile skeleton fish
and smoking underwater volcanoes
as skinny and ashen and weighed down
as the reasons Iíve allowed this drowning

Iím all bones among decayed flesh
and yesterdayís thoughts
Iím a fearless coward
running for all the wrong reasons

No, you donít know me at all

So, let the sunlight ripple its way into the darkness
like heaven in a chaotic sky
and Iíll pray upon the carcasses of fish
falling like angels through the saline depths
to cover me in ghosted death
my hollow words forgotten
as they float upon the currents
a cracked, water logged message in a bottle
to reach your deaf eyes and blind ears † † †

Iím just a ghost with seaweed mummified dreams
ten thousand feet under the sea
chained to the anchor of meaningless words
and you canít save whatís already dead
no, you canít save what doesnít want to be saved

Iím no shipsí mermaid figure head in distress
I donít need your chains and compass to show me where to go
when I am the mistress of my own drowned destiny

So, save your pretty words
save your hollow promises that itís better on the other side

You never knew me at all

© Indie Adams 2013
Indie
Written by Indie (Miss Indie)
Published | Edited 17th Jan 2013
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