Toxic Shame

My friend, my friend lend an ear, let me tell you how I feel
Help me free my private self from the cave that is sealed

In my mind, I'm just a child, like a snake that sheds no skin
Something's got a hold on me this emptiness within

You get angry, but I'm the same
You get happy, nothing's changed
You feel frightened and that's okay
You feel guilty, but I'm ashamed

Don't leave me, I'm on my way
Today is better than yesterday
I might cave in, at any time
I'm starting over, learning to cry

I'm the son of God, immortal man, I'm grandiose at least
I'm the Devil's whore and nothing more, I'm insecure at best

I found myself a narcissist, the mirror was my friend
Reflect my thoughts through infant eyes is where I must begin

You get angry, but I'm the same
You get happy, nothing's changed
You feel frightened and that's okay
You feel guilty, but I'm ashamed

Don't leave me, I'm on my way
Today is better than yesterday
I might cave in, once in awhile
I'm starting over, learning to smile

Words by: Nick Stephens
Music by: Nick Stephens and Mark Whittaker