You don't understand

You only know what you see
You don't look beyond
To the center of me
To the core of my being
Where my shattered heart lies
You just beat it down
Leave the shards where they lie.

You don't understand

That I do really care
But my heart has been blackened
By pain and despair
I hate being a cynic
A dark soul with cold eyes
But it's all I can be now
As my happiness dies

You don't understand
Why I act as I do
You don't understand
All that I have been through
You don't understand
Why the carpet is red
You don't understand
That is all to be said...