Do you know

Do you know

Do you know what it’s like

To live as another person

To go through your entire life

Believing you are somebody else

Do you know what it’s like

To live your life day after day

To walk along your long narrow path

Not knowing when it’ll end

Well of course you do

You live your life day by day

And you have worries and doubts

Fears, hopes and dreams

But do you really know the life of another

Someone you see everyday

Someone you think you know well

Well do you really know

Do you know what it feels like

To lay in your bed every night

Wanting nothing more than to cry your eyes out

Only to realize that your tears don’t want to bast in your presence

Do you know what it’s like

On the what’s supposed to be the happiest day of your year

Only to be reminded every second of how truly lonely it is

Even if it’s your birthday

Do you know what it’s like

To be in a room full of people

Where you know every single person there

And yet you feel more lonely and isolated than ever

Do you know what it’s like to have the memories of your past haunt you

To relive the mistakes you’ve made every day

And no matter how hard to try to forget

They just keeping coming back

Do you know what it’s like

To have a truly great friend

Someone you can count on

No matter what

Only to have them one second

And then the next to not have them

Because they can’t bare the thought

Of being in the same room as you

Because you make them that uncomfortable

Do you know what it’s like

To have more friends than you can count

Only to realize after you’ve done all the counting

That they all fit on just one hand… maybe less

Do you know what it’s like to live day after day

In the shadow of a memory that isn’t even yours

To look around you and only see that shadow

Follow you around where ever you go

Do you know how hard it is

To care so much

Only to have the world

Not give a damn in return

How hard it is to feel the sun on your face

The tears on your cheek

Your hard pounding against your chest

And yet feel nothing at all

Do you know what it’s like not to laugh in so long

Wanting nothing more than to smile

But with every passing effort

All you can manage is a grin

And even that looks a little fake

Do you know what it’s like

To have have people in your life

Who make you so happy you could burst

Only to have those same people cast a shadow on you

Of course you know

Because you walk a different path than I

Because you have a life all to your own

And are there things that people don’t know about you

Of course

But do you know

What it’s like to walk side by side

With someone down their path

To care as much as you possibly could

To show them that life means something

That life can be great

To show them all the other people standing beside them

As they continue down the road called life

Only to go back to your own path

And see nothing but shadows on the ground

Shadows of the people who have visited you but don’t stay

Of those that you have lost alone the way

Of those you cared so much about

That all you asked for was that same in return

But as you walk down the path

The shadows whisper in your ear

They tell you that this is life

They tell you this as they surround your aching body

As they move around you and show you what you’ve done

Do you know what it’s like

To see the people around you as happy as can be

Knowing that they have demons beside them

But that their demons are being fought off

By the people that care about them

Do you know know what it’s like

To help slay several demons that plague those around you

To ask for help with your own

Only to to have them run away and hide

When they look upon the demons on your own path

Do you know what it’s like

When some one tells you that they’re there for you

No matter what

To listen to your troubles

And to help you fight your demons

Only to have them leave when you need them the most

Do you know we all have demons

We all have problems

None are greater or less than others

We fight them as hard as we can

But no demon can be slain by yourself

That’s the fact that people take for granted

Do you know yourself

And your demons

Of course you do

Do you know mine

Do you know

That I fight my demons everyday

And don’t plan on giving up

No matter how hard it is

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