No. 29

No. 29 video

 

It’s because I am you I am here

Standing in front of a sea of faces

Trying to address the fear that I feel every time I do this

 

It’s because I am you that I always knew

It was ok to be me and not pretend

Or listen to her telling me about the bad you

 

When the black dog comes and stands by my side

And I wait and wait wondering how long it will be

Before the turn of the next tide

It’s because I am you

 

It’s because I am you that she hates me

Spent a lifetime finding ways to pull me down

Bring me to her level and berate me

 

It’s because I am you I won’t give up

That I keep coming back and holding on

To the unconditional, never judgmental words of love

 

When the black dog comes and stands by my side

And pushes me up, up and up higher and higher

And I run with the wind in my hair laughing manically

It’s because I am you

 

It’s because I am you that I smile

That I am learning forgiveness

And trying to live without fearing her guile

 

It’s because I am you I have the strength

To push back the voices of scepticism

She planted in my head to make me doubt you

 

When the black dog comes and stands by my side

And presses down on my shoulders

Until I can stand no more and you have to lift me up

It’s because I am you that I don’t sink

 

It’s because I am you that I doubt myself

The anxiety always looming

That we are so alike and it took a lifetime to know

 

It’s because I am you that I love

Without reason or hesitation

Car crashing our way through life’s relationships

 

When the black dog comes and stands by my side

You take my hand and hold it tight

And remind me I can do this I can do this

It’s because I am you

 

Because I am you

I will not let go

I will not give up

I will not listen to the hate

I will not spread the fear

I will love

And hold your hand

Because I am you

 

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