LYRICS

Give me something to rely on, when it's too hard to bare,

Hate what you do to me, but no one else cares,

I need an escape or, another way to feel safe,

To get myself clean, before it's too late ... 

 

Cause you’ve got a hold on me, I’m better off with you gone,

You make it easy, but I don’t want you to lean on …

 

I’ll never say … thank you for picking me up …

As long as you're here … I’m stuck using a crutch …

Kept me standing so long I forgot … how to walk alone …

So let me go … let me fall apart all on my own …


 

It's never quite as simple, as just sobering up,

And letting you find someone else, that you can prey on …

 

I’m lying in the dirt, say you told me so,

Pull your claws out of me, I don't want you to bleed on …

 

I’ll never say … thank you for picking me up …

As long as you're here … I’m stuck using a crutch …

Kept me standing so long I forgot … how to walk alone …

So let me go … let me fall apart all on my own …


 

I know … you think this is help,

But I won’t let you drag me, all the way, to hell …

 

I’ll never say … thank you for propping me up …

As long as you're here … I’m stuck using a crutch …

Kept me standing so long I forgot … how to walk alone …

So let me go … let me fall apart all on my own …

BEHIND THE SONG

There are people in my life that struggle with addiction.  They all have their moments.  Highs when everything seems fine, but then … there’s the lows.  The moments where their weakness becomes undeniable, and it’s crushing to watch them struggle.   

 

When writing this song, I tried to put myself in their shoes.  Trying to understand why they think there is nowhere else to turn.  The feeling of dependency on a substance, instead of a person who cares.  And despite knowing the consequences of abuse, still making that choice over getting real help.

 

It’s a "crutch", propping them up.  Keeping them from facing their real problems.  And the effect it has on them and others in their life, weighs on my conscience.

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