As I hide behind these books I read, while scribbling my poetry

So now I hang out down by the train’s depot
No, I don’t ride, I just sit and watch the people there
The remind me of windup cars in motion
The way they spin and turn and jockey for positions
And I want to scream out that it all is nonsense
And their life’s one track and can’t they see it’s pointless?
But just then my knees give under me
My head feels weak and suddenly
It’s clear to see it’s not them but me
Who’s lost my self-identity
And I hide behind these books I read
While scribbling my poetry
Like art could save a wretch like me
With some ideal ideology
That no one could hope to achieve
And I’m never real, it’s just a sketch of me
And everything I’ve made is trite and cheap
And a waste
Of paint, of tape, of time

http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/73076/

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