I know the hurtful words
And the people that say them
I know I can’t escape
The feelings that cause them
I know my walls became a fortress
I know who I broke it down for
I know the hopes I had
They never came true
I know the dreams I had
And how they frightened me
All I saw were the people
All I heard were the words
I know all this
I know they’re more than dreams
Because I know the hurtful words
As well as the people that said them