Last night
I told you my first lie.
It wasn’t easy, wasn’t hard.
A lie is just the price.

Bits and pieces
I won’t have.
You know the front,
but not the past.

Last night
I told you that first lie.
It’s easy when you settle.
A lie is just the price.

A real me
you don’t seem to desire.
I can deal, no worries.
There’s water for this fire.

Last night
my tongue told a lie.
So my heart didn’t need to.
And a lie is the price.

You pull. I push.
We fight to comply.
You turn, ever slightly…
My lips leak a lie.

Last night
in the dark, I giggled a lie.
Knowing you’d like it.
That a lie was the price.

You want some.
You want more.
I want all.
I’m keeping score.

So, last night
you swallowed a lie.
I coughed up my heart.
And a lie is the price.

These dealings
leave me hollow.
But where you like to lead,
I can no longer follow.

At last. Last night
I told you my first lie.
It wasn’t easy, wasn’t hard.
A lie is just the price.