My heart longs to love you, My heart longs to care

Wrapped in steel wire, a box containing my love

beats against walls of flesh surrounded by crimson flow

Longing to break free and show the very beat that tells a story of love lost and gained

One fatal prick somehow doesn’t end the game

a drop for the lies you tell, a drop for the stories you weave to win a heart

that continues to swell. Somehow miraculously

the beats continue as a new story is told, the heart remains full….

someone new shows they deserve me more than you.

Imprinted but not tattooed, the pages turn to

begin anew, a story of velvet and steel my heart

still beats, still longs, still cares.