the curtain parts
stopping hearts
all the people cringe and gasp
they gape wide-eyed
at what they see:
that freak is me

they don’t know
what’s below
my appearance is a mask:
a gentle soul
in a brilliant mind
both dwell inside

take the helm, the journey begins
everything’s alright
in this realm all fear starts to dim
the stars shine so bright

need to find a place
between time and space

thoughts so down
heavy load
while a force that’s strong and steady
grabs a hold
starts tearing me apart

no escape
from this rage
stuck in time it’s all so deadly
I’m entangled
on the brink
deep at heart

music by The Elephant Man  

lyrics by Leah Janeczko