© Christopher Raine


Hollow Man


First I lost my arrogance 
and then I lost my pride 
it wasn't much of an inheritance 
they were always by my side

And I'd be quick to draw on them
when there was nowhere I could hide,
but those days are over now
and I've become what I've despised

Wisdom is a heartless truth
I'd much prefer the lie,
but I've given up on these deceptions
there are things you can't deny 

I'm the 'has been' that never was 
at least by my recollection 
and there's no hiding anymore 
I've lost all of my discretion 

I'm standing naked in the mirror 
and I'm hollow from my grief 
I've scraped off all this make-up
and there's nothing underneath