GOV'T MULE lyrics - My Separate Reality

GOV'T MULE
"My Separate Reality"

Children in the playground, laughing and dancing in the street
All the colors of the rainbow - wrapped in childlike harmony
Me, I'm not laughing - I see things only as they were
When I first needed you - yeah, when I first needed you

Cars passing by - representing my life
I ain't old but I ain't young enough to cry like a baby
And I'm so scared but I won't tell you for fear you'll hate me more
Tough on the outside, tough on the outside - yeah, tough all over

Coulds go rollin' by as I lay floatin' in a stream of semi-consciousness
I'll follow it 'til the end or at least 'til I drown in my separate reality
Sorry there's only room for me

I used to have an angel - she took care of everything
Yeah, so sometimes we cried - maybe more than most, but so what
We shared everything - even some things we should not have shared
Like my separate reality - now there's only room for me

I walk among the criminals and I pray among the saints
And somewhere in between I try to scrape off this war paint
It's cold in here in the corner of my soul - so dark and lonely
Oh but I ain't never gonna let go

Children in the playground - laughing and dancing in the street
All the colors of the rainbow - wrapped in childlike harmony
Me, I'm not laughing or dancing - I see things only as they were
When I first needed you - yeah, when I first needed you

I used to have everything - now you won't even talk to me, but that's alright
'Cause I've got a new friend and her name is tattooed across my chest
And she won't let me down - 'cause I ain't never, never gonna let her in
Tough on the outside, tough on the outside - and it's surely tough
In my separate reality - sorry there's only room for me
In my separate reality - sorry there's only room for me, for me
Sorry there's only room for me