music can be a most painful thing
a time once in love
a family once together
a life once perfect
a world once beautiful
the music brings memories, makes your chest bubble in pain, ties itself to your tears and drags them out of your eyes behind the heavy-as-a-truck lyrics for the next 3 minutes and 47 seconds
your body totters in uneasiness, the hollowness letting the melody sway and imbalance
you hug in your knees as you sing until it’s over, thank god it’s over.