I Can Hear

Johnny L.

Can we forgo banality?

You’ve made your name and destiny

They’re both the same as you can see

Yet no one knows this quite like me

I find the whole thing frightening

Sweating as the noose is tightening

I can hear your heart break

We’ve both been down this avenue

You’ve got me beat by a block or two

But on your street there’s not one clue

I hit the pavement hard as you

Don’t have the slightest inkling

Who I am or what I’m thinking

I can hear your heart break

Now I may be bound to weep

I’ve strayed before; my goal’s too steep

I’ve learned to wince before I leap

I’ll see you soon within the deep

Inside we’re both the same

Hiding all the signs of any pain

I can hear your hear break