Everybody Lies – Mike’s Musical Monday

When you lose something you’re supposed to go back to the last place you remember seeing it. It’s been a couple of months since I’ve written a song so I went back to Reichenbach Hall where I spent a few lunch hours last year sitting at the bar, writing lyrics. I found this one waiting for me there: Everybody Lies.

I like to pretend
That I’m going to change
But the older that I get
The more I stay the same
The more I talk to you
The more I understand
The more I see of you
The less I think I can

It happens all the time
Everybody says
It happens all the time
But everybody lies

I can’t help but think
You could be the one
To open up my heart
And shine in like the sun
I can’t help but think
It always has been you
There’s nobody else
Who can do what you do

It happens all the time
Everybody says
It happens all the time
But everybody lies

The more of you I touch
The less of me I feel
The more of you I love
The less of me I need

It happens all the time
Everybody says
It happens all the time
But everybody lies

Published by mikepowernyc

Named one of New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019, my poetry chapbook The New Normal was published by Analog Submission Press. My novel The Zoo was published by Cacoethes Publishing House. Other poems and short stories have appeared in Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Journal of Microfiction, and Sick Lit Magazine, among others. Other works include a staged reading of my play Digging Up John Barrymore, performed by Dreamcatcher Entertainment, and five albums of original music recorded with my band Late Model Humans.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: