Hanging Marionette (The Appleseed Cast)

The stripes on fire These hands are tired Making plans to drink away All these words I can't escape I have to try to make you stay Cause I'm alone Stay with me this time Stay with me this time Cause what I'm feeling inside I'm troubled or maybe I'm blind But I just can't see How this is helping me The stars are burning bright Like the light that lights your eyes Why couldn't I see That you were leaving' Cause I'm alone I need someone, someone to be my friend But I can't take anyone Who can't stay until the end Cause I'm alone Stay with me this time Stay with me this time And the stars are burning bright The smoke is rising high The stripes are on the stream From the mountain to the sea But friend you've done me wrong Left the spoils to the strong And prey upon the weak There's an end to you and me Because a friend can understand That there's no trust to be had You're just bouncing off the streams A puppet on a screen I'm not sure when you left But it started with that theft It seems it's been so long