Saving Myself from Smoke and Mirrors

And you played me perfectly.

You told me of playing roulette in your daily hustle

while trying to make dreams come true.

You suffered the weight of a life that was filled

with decisions that were misconstrued.


Sex, drugs, rock n roll got out of your control

you were married to this one, but slept with that one

and left your children to live with hers.

You thought you were someone, heading for the top

but you began to plummet from life’s curves


I thought I was different and I was the one

who had captured your love for eternity,

you were nothing but smoke and mirrors

and by the end you had played me perfectly.


You said as I slept your mind would drift

you wondered about life’s turns

and how all your decisions brought you from there

to be with a woman whose love you returned.


I thought I was different and I was the one

who had captured your love for eternity,

you were nothing but smoke and mirrors

and by the end you had played me perfectly.


I watched you sleep hours upon hours from taking too many pills.

The happiness we once shared shattered before us

having no clue what to do, I turned to a bottle.

It seemed neither one of us was willing to discuss it.


I thought I was different and I was the one

who had captured your love for eternity,

you were nothing but smoke and mirrors

and by the end you had played me perfectly.


I questioned my own happiness that dripped with despair

the decisions I made spiraled from my control

I knew I had to be strong and save myself from destruction

so I walked from the depths of hell and into the light

where once again I claimed my heart and soul.


I thought you were different and you were the one

who had captured my love for eternity,

you were nothing but smoke and mirrors

and in the end I claimed my serenity.

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