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​Up Against the Wall

This song is by Patti Rothberg and appears on the album Between the 1 and the 9 (1996).

He's trying hard to keep control and lead the way
He's finding all the perfect words to say to me
I'm climbing stairs with only one thing on my mind
To kick a habit of lost opportunity

It's only natural to want what doesn't come
I swiped away all of the pawns under my thumb
But like the ending of a one act play
The curtain closes and the actors run away and I'm

Up against the wall
Wondering why I came at all
Yes I'm up against the wall
Trying to disappear

I look around and watch the world as it goes by
Wondering, how small - how small am I?
He makes a gesture to distract me from a thought
He goes against most everything that I've been taught

It's when you wake up and you can't go back to sleep
It's when you wonder 'bout the company you keep
It's when you wake up in the middle of your life
You just can't cut it w/ the dull end of a knife - and I'm [sic]

spoken:
You know the way you're walkin' makes you seem larger than life [sic]
As you turn the key to your door - you're turning me on
And my mind spins HIGH above the world. That's the way I feel!

It's only natural to want what doesn't come
I swiped away all of the pawns under my thumb
But like the ending of a one act play
The curtain closes and the actors run away and I'm

Trying to disappear
Trying to disappear