I wear a fake smile

Pretend to be happy

Deep inside though

I’m breaking

I wear this mask so people can’t see

Because I don’t want their pity

 

I’m miserable inside

And they will never know

But something’s got to give

Something’s got to break

 

I promised I will cry no more

But crying helps

A momentary paralysis of the pain

I let it all out

I let it drown me

Because I want to let go of you

 

I’ll continue to pretend

Only because I’ve been addicted to faking it

You see, I don’t mind pretending to be happy

Because it’s better than you seeing me cry