The Autism Song

Lyrics to a new song of mine. Will post the audio when I record it. Mostly based on snippets of comments from autistic children and adults I noted down over the years. Lines are centred so the shape of metaphoric bombs falling through their lives can be seen….


The Autism Song

I don’t see the world the way that you do

I march to the beat of a different drummer

I don’t feel the sun the same way that you do

You say Spring and I scream Summer

All my cars in a row

Nowhere to go 

They’re only for show 

You’ll bury me with shovels

I’ll call them spades

As the whole Earth cascades

While you curse the grey skies

Each downfall of rain

While I join up the diamonds

On my window pane.

 

I can’t hear this song the same way that you do

I still hear the sound of my mother’s heartbeat

I can’t see the road you’ve laid out before me

From the ridges and valleys of linen bedsheets

All my pens are in lines

So well defined

For a child of our times

You bind me with proverbs

I call them words

All blind and absurd

While you curse broken plates

And the rattling of knives

While I count up the numbers

Controlling our lives.

 

I will never change for you 

No matter what you plan to do 

We’re all living in a human zoo

With labels on our cages

With labels on our cages 

And all that I want 

Is one more open mind

One more open mind 

To set my soul free. 

 

I can’t feel the breeze the same way that you 

You say gales but I scream twisters

I can’t see women the same way that you do 

You see lovers but I see sisters

All my thoughts are in flames

From playing your games

And calling me names

You hide me in shadows

I call them shades

Empty charades

While you curse the cruel fates

For twisting my brain 

While I count up the diamonds

On my window pane.

 

I will never change for you 

No matter what you plan to do 

We’re all living in a human zoo

With labels on our cages

With labels on our cages 

And all that I want 

Is one more open mind

One more open mind 

To set my soul free. 

 

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Paul D E Mitchell 2019 

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very nice, sensitive write, understanding..

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