By Keith Osborne
This hard facade hides in anguish so unreal,
an unrelenting torment you'd never want to feel.
Look here, here past my eyes,
to find where pain forever lies.
A fate so much worse than death,
misery lingers on my every breath.
Now with all loves energy spent,
my heart is left twisted and bent.
Your heart, your love eluded me,
mine is a love, you could never see.
Yes, I'm the one, the one who cares,
and I'm the one who will be there.
I'll carry you over stormy tides,
but I'm left hollow here inside.
Cursed to a sad loveless existence,
still driven by passion so intense.
My strength is drained, I'm left helpless,
I'm drowning in darkened emptiness.
I can't see past tomorrow,
without you I'm left hollow.
I am hollow
I am the hollow man
Here before you I stand
Yes, I am the hollow man
Dedicated to Maria Duvall, in spite of everything, I will always love you.