Drown - Andrew Shields
I said you said you said I said
you took the words out of my head
I took the lies out of your mind
you were not nice I was not kind
you thought I knew you knew my thoughts
I doubt you know you know my doubts
I'm not too tough you are too rough
you are too much I'm not enough
whenever I'm near you I cannot decide
if I should forget you or swallow my pride
you ate my frown I love your gaze
I want your nights you want my days
you make me burn I make you ache
you make a mess I make mistakes
you tell me off I tell a joke
when I'm profound you just provoke
when you realize what games I play
you turn around I turn away
pennies for thoughts, are you flipping a coin?
heads you'll be staying; tails you'll be going?
tell me about it after we drown
sorrow at midnight; take me downtown
Andrew Shields lives in Basel, Switzerland. His collection of poems "Thomas Hardy Listens to Louis Armstrong" was published by Eyewear in June 2015. His band Human Shields released the album "Somebody's Hometown" in 2015 and the EP "Défense de jouer" in 2016.