The Way you Are

The following lyrics/poem extract is about the precarious steps between childhood and adulthood and feeling like you have outstayed your welcome. It is inspired by a couple of friends’ stories.

Standing at the back door feeling small
Holding a suitcase, with your back against the wall
You were breaking the speed of youth
And your parents don’t see the truth

You used to stay out and roam
Your parents house, it didn’t feel like a home
You just didn’t belong at all
Wanted to escape them all

Cos when they said they were with you,
They were with you
But only for so far
When you hit sixteen you’ll find the way out
Is the way you are

Black Country street, it rains
Drinks to keep warm
Takes drugs to entertain
He was running to keep alive

Young man, you don’t need to be shy
Young girl, you don’t need to catch their eye
Young man, you don’t need to go and die
Young girl, you don’t need to catch their eye

Cos when they said they were with you,
They were with you
But only for so far
When you hit sixteen you’ll find the way out
Is the way you are

Words copyright Adam Moffatt 2014

Again I would appreciate honest, constructive feedback and will return the favour for anyone else’s stuff. Thanks.

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