The visions can be illusions, the truth hidden by a mirage.
What is, isn't always what is, what was, isn't always what was.
The memories trick, the photos mislead, the things you saw were lies,
because what was really happening was hidden from your eyes.
You saw me growing up, you saw me as I grew,
but the life that I was leading was a life you never knew.
The things you saw were fronts while the truth was hidden away,
the memories you have of me were of a truth that went astray.
I played along with what you knew,
partaking in your view
of a life I wasn't leading,
my only life you knew.
I'm older now and looking back I see where things went wrong,
because every time you saw me I would simply play along.
I wanted the life you thought I had,
I wanted it so bad,
that I spent my precious years of youth
desperately hiding you from the truth.
I'm older now and looking back my heart is filled with pain,
because everything I hid from you was nothing I would gain.
In my naivety I thought that if I let you see
only what I wanted to that somehow I'd be free.
It didn't matter what I wanted it would simply never be,
because what I needed most was for you to notice me.
Sometimes the kids that need us to notice them the most,
are the ones who are trying the hardest not to be seen.
Stop Child Abuse
Look for what you aren't seeing in the things they just aren't showing you.