Their love was one of barbed wire
Tangled up in steel and spikes,
Each move they made tore at their flesh
Excruciating in every step.
They bound themselves in this painful love
Thinking they wanted each other oh so much,
But their love tore and ripped at their flesh
And left them with wounds and bloody mess.
Blind to the pain they inflicted on each other
Clinging together two desperate lovers
Yet inflicting these wounds on each other,
Creating the barbed wire and ensuring it covers
Both of their bodies heart and soul,
It opened up wounds new and old
Covered in scar tissue they would not be told,
Their love was a painful one ancient and old.
So many people have lived and loved this way
Putting themselves through immeasurable pain,
Believing this love to be pure and true
It’s the kind of love that deluded.
It is about two people who are not meant to be,
Ignorant of what everybody else sees
Together they combine more out of defiance,
They then build up attachment and a unhealthy reliance.
But there is bitterness and hate that brews underneath
And causes so much anger and grief
That they create this barbed wire,
And tear each other apart
In birth and in death
From death do us part.