Paper Skin

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lyrics

I've grown into this paper skin
Lacking the strength and confidence
To stand up and be myself

When everything I know is gone
Will I lay down terrified and lost
A victim of my own thoughts

I left my self-esteem at home again
Stuck with all the CDs I call my friends
They play for me another day
They sing to me this is what they say

I know that it's not easy
But I know that you could do better
Life is so fragile
You're pounding your shell away
And I know at times it's hard to see
How perfect things could really be
I know that it's not easy
But I know that you could do better

I wish I could take back all of the times
That I sat with them mouth shut eyes wide
Not a word seemed to feel right
I hate the silence

But my own mind crashes down on me
Yeah my own mind crashes down on me and I can't speak

I know that it's not easy
But I know that I could do better
Life is so fragile
I'm pounding my shell away
And I know at times it's hard to see
How perfect things could really be
I know that it's not easy
But I know that I could do better

I wear this paper skin
Written on in words that aren't me
Just the things that others see
Just the things that others see

I’ll peel back my paper skin
Letting my armor show
I'll break this self-made mold
I'll break this self-made mold

I know that it's not easy
But I know that I will do better
Life is so fragile
I'm pounding my shell away
And I know at times it's hard to see
How perfect things could really be
I know that it's not easy
But I know that I will do better

I'll always feel uncomfortable
Always fake a smile to look whole
But I won't settle in this mold
I hate the silence

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from Growing Pains, released December 23, 2014

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