On the outside I may be smiling
On the inside the struggle you’ll never get to know
Regardless of how inexplicably hard it is to hide
The feelings such sustained I’ll seldomly show

It may happen that nostalgia hits us hard, that I hope it does
It may happen that we cross paths again, that I hope we do
It may happen that all our commemorations come alive, that I know we will experience
However it is also certain that I’ll not be the one who you once knew

What may have entrenched in the days gone by
Doesn’t always transpire the time in the future that we seize
Though it is difficult to part from my humanly soul
I’ll walk through my fated path with one impeccable ease

The atrocities I’ll pen for I only have gratefulness to offer
I’ll let you be untroubled as there’s nothing to me that you owe
On the outside I may be smiling
On the inside the struggle you’ll never get to know