G The first thing you see is the light. C Then, you focus on a man in a mask with a knife A C G as he cuts you away from everything you thought you knew about life. G And now you?re in your mother?s arms, wrinkled and wet. C You?re gonna spend the rest of your life trying to hard to forget A C G that you met the world naked and screaming, and that?s how you?ll leave it. G In Riverside Hospital, C this was on a July morning, with a push and a pull, A C G and this is how I found out I wasn?t quite so invulnerable. C D G A It put the fear of God in me when I heard my daddy say, C D ?one mistake is all that it takes.? G G I ended up at Central School, 1993, C and met a certain kid named Sarim at the library. A C G He said, theyre aint nothing about this place thats elementary. G I learned to play the guitar in the seventh grade C in order to convince everyone I was a renegade. A C G That?s when I learned, in Glen Rock, everybody calls a spade a spade. C D G A I couldn?t fool anyone. I couldn?t even fool myself. C D I was just another book on the shelf. G Nothing else.