Bottled up inside
Are the words I never said,
The feelings that I hide,
The lines you never read.

You can see it in my eyes,
Read it on my face:
Trapped inside are lies
Of the past I can't replace.

With the memories that linger--
Won't seem to go away.
Why can't I be happier?
Today's a brand-new day.

Yesterday's are over,
Even though the hurting's not.
Nothing lasts forever,
I must cherish what I've got.

Don't take my love for granted,
For soon it will be gone--
All you ever wanted
Of the love you thought you'd won.

The hurt I'm feeling now
Won't disappear overnight,
But someday, somehow,
Everything will turn out alright.

No more wishing for the past.
It wasn't meant to be.
It didn't seem to last,
So I have to set him free.