Eyes Wide Open

I put my arm out and I keep you there,
Far enough away from me, as close as I can bear.


Can’t let you get close to me,
Can’t let you break my heart free,
Can’t let you get to know me,
What if you don’t like what you see?

Over time, I’ve learned my lessons,
Watch your back, Don’t hold your breath,
Expect the worst, and Keep your eyes wide open.


No one’s gonna stab me in the back,
I’ve been living with my eyes wide open,
On alert, Prepared for an attack.

I hide my heart, I hide my mind,
Behind these eyes, my spirit cries,
Why won’t you let them in?
Why won’t you let me out?

Drown out my voice, Lock down my heart,
These walls I’ve built, Begin to shake,
Threaten to tear themselves apart.

The need to connect, and longing,
To let you in completely,
But to bond with you, I’d have to let these walls fall.

Can’t let you get close to me,
Can’t let you break my heart free,
Can’t let you get to know me,
What if you don’t like what you see?

Over time, I’ve learned my lessons,
Watch your back, Don’t hold your breath,
Expect the worst, and Keep your eyes wide open.

No one’s gonna stab me in the back,
I’ve been living with my eyes wide open,
On alert, Prepared for an attack.

All the time, This anxiety wears me down,
It’s hard to live, It’s hard to love,
With this fear that surrounds,
Endless worry, Always holding my breath.

I need to breathe again, Need to close my eyes
Learn to let it all go,
Time to shut down the alarms,
Throw these lessons out the window.

I’ll let you get close to me,
I’ll even let my heart free,
It’s time you get to know me,
Cause maybe you might like what you see.

Over time, I’ll learn new lessons,
Close my eyes, and allow myself to breathe,
Brick by brick these walls will fall down,
And maybe you might like what you see.

It’s time to shut off my alarms,
It’s time to unlearn all these wrongs,
No longer living with my eyes wide open,
I’ll let these walls come crashing down.

You can get close to me, My heart is finally set free,
It’s time you get to know me,
I think that you might like what you see.

Published by alswartz

I am an aspiring novelist working on my first book. I have an interest in mental health and each of my works is related to mental health in some way.

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