Song Lyrics – SHUT (By Melissa R. Mendelson)

Shut – By, Melissa R. Mendelson


White porcelain faces

in this river

that I still drown in,

pulled under by their world.


Painted eyes closed

and plastic smiles,

their faces drift by

as I continue to struggle to stand.



Will you see me?

Will you open your eyes?

Can you take me in?

Let me be in this world.

Open your eyes.


Carried by the current of their world,

I float on by,

passing by them

like I was never there.


This river has me.

I can’t break free.

I am still drowning

because I won’t eat their lies,

see clear when the world is hazed,

and know there is more

beyond here.




This is not the perfect world,

and I am not the perfect one.

I know the pain that paints the world,

and I hear the screams of the lonely still.

I know what lies beyond the wall,

but here I am

fighting to break free

of the river of you.

Chorus: (repeat twice)


Author Bio:

Melissa R. Mendelson graduated college with both an AA in Liberal Arts and BA in Mass Communication: Critical Analysis. She was a Long Island news reporter from 2002 to 2004 and later went to work for the State of New York. She has written a variety of writing that continuously is published by the Antarctica Journal News, and she recently finished writing her first Horror/Sci-Fi novel, Lizardian, which can temporarily be found as an E-book on Amazon Kindle.