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Look Into My Eyes
By Scott Robinson M. D.
From anmlrts@indy.rr.com 

Please look into my cage
Please look into my eyes
Please don't turn away
And tell yourself more lies
Look at what's become of me
Please look at what they've done
Then look into my eyes
And tell me why I am the one

Now here come distant footsteps
This time please be a friend
But they pull me from my prison
And stick me once again
And if this is essential
Forgive me for my doubts
Seems ends now justify the means
So what is life about?

They speak of evolution
And the origins of men
But my suffering bespeaks
That they've forgotten where they've been
Seems we are enough alike
To pry my spleen or brain
But then that's where the likeness ends
If you ask about my pain

Please look into my cage
Please look into my eyes
Please don't turn away
And tell yourself more lies
Look at what's become of me
Please look at what they've done
Then look into my eyes
And tell me why I am the one

They talk of tough decisions
It's your life they're trying to save
The cruelties sad necessities
To keep you from the grave
And if their work should bring them wealth
Why should others care?
So what if they are better off
While I'm the worse for wear

Their deeds now done so thoughtlessly
Their hearts not unlike stone
They use me as they choose to
Then leave me here, alone
If once they cared about me
The feelings didn't last
The days of silly sentiment
Lay rotting in the past

Please look into my cage
Please look into my eyes
Please don't turn away
And tell yourself more lies
Look at what's become of me
Please look at what they've done
Then look into my eyes
And tell me why I am the one

Their games have left me crippled
As the pain has left me old
And never to run freely
Soon my body will turn cold
But the toll that time has taken
On their souls they can't disguise
I've seen it all so clearly
For I've looked into their eyes

Please look into my cage
Please look into my eyes
Please don't turn away
And tell yourself more lies
Look at what's become of me
Please look at what they've done
Then look into my eyes
And tell me why I am the one

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