I Don't Want It

Copyright 2003 Dave Nealon


I don't always do what I wish I would.


How can I feel so empty When I stuffed myself so full?
How could I drift so far And not even feel the tide's pull?
I change my heart, I change my mind Can I change my hands and feet?
Make a vow, reform my life Till I forget it next week

Like a panther in its paces You roam and patrol
Or a leopard's leap of bloodlust Out to devour my soul
But you can't have me I'm no-one's victim anymore
I was a man of peace Until you declared war

I don't want it I don't need it
I'd feel so much better if I didn't feel so good

You measure the merits of everything you do
I'm sure the irony is not lost on you
I waste my time when I have time to do as I please
Or I'm too casual to be at ease

Like a brick through my window That's your voice in my ear
You invade my every situation How'd you even get in here?
You overindulge my desires Take the place of my plans
A breadcrumb trail of might-have-beens Falls from my hands