How long can I hide this boy,
This soul inside of me?

The heart that sings
that gapes at setting suns
and stays behind to watch the stars
sparkle in the night
How long will I hide?

I drag him by the hand
no time, no time
no time to watch the birds
no time to touch the leaves
How long will I hide him?

I push away
keep him quiet
in the corner of my thoughts

How long will I hide him?
And will he be there
when I go looking?