(Her Memory is) Punishment Enough

I’ll never need to get down on my knees again
Fill up another corner of my mind
Recriminations won’t keep me awake at night
Her memory is punishment enough

Selfishness is God’s only immortal sin
His sentencing is swift and to the point
But I’ll never be arrested for my crimes
Her memory is punishment enough

A lie is only evil if you buy it as the truth
Sugar coated like a baby’s pill
But I won’t be washing down my medicine
Her memory is punishment enough

Words of love like gospel from a silken tongue
Thrown back in anger when the weather turned
Won’t haunt me in some post-traumatic episode
Her memory is punishment enough

Lies are evil when they’re what you want to hear
Make believe becomes the bitter truth
Oh lord, don’t ever let her take me back again
Her memory is punishment enough

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Author: ventboys

The head cheese. No, that doesn't sound right.

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