This is a really sad songfic about Joey's life after Serenity left, before he met Yugi or any of the others. The song I used was 'Don't Let Me Get Me' by Pink. It belongs to her and everybody involved with writing, producing, and I don't own Joey or the other characters. I took out the verse about LA and Brittany Spears, because it wasn't applicable. All I can say is enjoy it.

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Never win first place, I don't support the team

I can't take directions and my socks are never

clean

Teachers dated me, my parents hated me

I was always in a fight cuz I can't do nothin'

right

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Joey walked down a white snow-frosted street. His hands were jammed deep into the pockets of his ripped jeans. He stared at the ground, a dismal look on his face. His tousled blonde hair fell into his hardened eyes. His life was completely messed up. Every last minute of it was spent dwelling on all the things that had gone wrong. He hadn't started out like this. Everything changed when his mom left with Serenity. He just wandered. Anything was better than being home.

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Everyday I fight a war against the mirror

I can't take the person starin' back at me

I'm a hazard to myself

Don't let me get me

I'm my own worst enemy

Its bad when you annoy yourself

So irritating

Don't wanna be my friend no more

I wanna be somebody else

I wanna be somebody else, yeah

****

Life had gone from bad to worse. None of it would have happened if he had never been born. It was all because of him. At least that's what he kept telling himself. It was one of those cases where he didn't know whose fault all the misfortune was, and he wanted to blame someone. So he blamed himself. Joey stopped at a street corner and stared up at the sky. He watched it fade slowly from gray to blue, and the first stars twinkle. He sighed. Things just seemed to get harder by the day. Still, everybody expected him to go on. Each day brought new hardships. No one had any idea how horrible his life was.

****

Doctor, doctor won't you please prescribe Me somethin'

A day in the life of someone else?

Cuz I'm a hazard to myself

Don't let me get me

I'm my own worst enemy

Its bad when you annoy yourself

So irritating

Don't wanna be my friend no more

I wanna be somebody else

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He stared up into the stars, wondering silently if Serenity could possibly be looking at them too. It was impossible. She was going blind. And there was nothing he could do about that either. Tears brimmed in his eyes. It was nights like this that made him wonder what the point was anymore. Nobody cared about him except for Serenity, and he'd probably never see her again.

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Don't let me get me

I'm my own worst enemy

Its bad when you annoy yourself

So irritating

Don't wanna be my friend no more

I wanna be somebody else

Doctor, doctor won't you please prescribe

me somethin'

A day in the life of someone else?

Don't let me get me

****

There had to be a reason he was alive. If there was, she was it. But then again, would she even care anymore once she knew what he had become? She loved the old Joey. The one who'd laugh with her, and had a smile like no one else's. Well, he was gone. There was nothing of him left. Everything had gone away. All that was left was hardened and closed, with nothing on his side but street smarts. It wasn't fair, but anyone who said that life was fair had obviously proven themselves wrong, if they lied like that.

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I wanna be somebody else . . .