For A Moment

by Powderpaint

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take me to a place so loud i cannot hear
bring your mouth closer to my ear
i can taste the tension on my tongue
your heady perfume filled my lungs

made me faint
and you were swept away
whatever it was they did
i’d have to triple it to make you stay
why did you lead me on
i never could contend
we were destined to end

for a moment
i dared to believe you might be different
do things in an all new way
so take me out my coffin
the cycle never stopping
let's break it together today

i dared to believe we might be different
slip from mother nature's chains
but we all know the story
there's no role in it for me
just another tired cliche

should have known better than to try and alter culture
deeper desires preside
they're under our skin
easier to give in
happy ending

but it's just the way things are
we can't change our parts
mine was just a side role from the start
you never could have been
much more than a friend
you knew this then
why pretend

whatever you get consider it a bonus
always second best
you’ll never be the focus
convenient while it worked
she left the second that it hurt
so don't cling onto the notion
you were more than just a moment
our top priority is someone who doesn’t yet exist
it's the traditional narrative
and such a shame that you don’t fit
but love is conditional
and you are not essential
love is conditional
yours inconsequential


released April 8, 2019


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