Pawn II - from "Oblivious to the Obvious"

You treat me like a pawn
Is that what I am?
I have nothing left inside
And you donít give a damn

You keep me in check with a look
My move is stalled
The game reads like an open book
Iíve been positioned to fall

Tell me how you can say that you love me
When the only thing you love is control
Tell me how I can stay when you hurt me
When the things that you say take their toll

I need to see the end of you
Controlling me and haunting me
I want to see what I can do
Away from here, away from you
I need to make my last move
Get out of here and see it through
Iíll be free without your noose
And not a pawn for you to use

Iím waiting patiently
For a chance to get out of this trap
When the hold that you have
Loosens its grip from my life

Iíve hesitated far too long
And Iím afraid to be alone
Iím afraid that when I break away
Iíll be lost without a home

Tell me how you can say that you love me
When the only thing you love is control
Tell me how I can play when you beat me
When the moves that you make strip my soul

I need to see the end of you
Controlling me and haunting me
I want to see what I can do
Away from here, away from you
I need to make my last move
Get out of here and see it through
Iíll be free without your noose
And not a pawn for you to use

Iím going down that lonely road
I have to get out on my own
I hope the place that my path ends
Is a place that Iíve never been

In my life Iíve made mistakes
And now Iím drowning in their wake
Checkmate doesnít mean Iím through
Only that Iím through with you

The sting of your words still burns me
The scar of emotion is too deep to heal
Your move has become failed strategy
As the prison that you built burns down

I need to see the end of you
Controlling me and haunting me
I want to see what I can do
Away from here, away from you
I need to make my last move
Get out of here and see it through
Iíll be free without your noose
And not a pawn for you to use