i no longer sing

by Jason Alan

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i no longer sing the songs

the songs sing me

ballads of truth, amore

and misery

i no longer walk the streets

i glide, oblivious to pain

laughing at the sky

weeping at the rain

i do not drink the wine

i missed the exit, the sign of the times

it all plays out in my crimes

locked in a cell, the bars of a rhyme

i no longer sing the songs

the songs sing me

and when all is said and done

i am free