The brilliant bright burning of city lights cease
Surrender your thinking and think of release
When nothing besides introspection exists
Alone and away to tour memory’s twists
Before entertainment resembled unknown
Unusual freedom a danger was grown
Escape all affliction, indulge your decay
For better or worse you’ll be solely cliché
Exhausted with pretending, disappeared in deceit
Unbearable life is a life on repeat
Abandoned by love, a far yearning to feel
Enough of avoidance, I’m willing to heal.
Aware if the sunrise, a rebirth of life
The brilliant bright city continues its strife
But penance I paid, an atonement I gained
Mistakes we all make, but I’m done being chained.