House on Fire
The difference between the truth and a lie
is forgiveness knocking on a door.
The difference between you and me,
is I'm gonna keep on knocking on that door.
What separates heroes from villains,
is a love that has cracked the glass window.
What separates my right from your wrong
is that my right is always going to be your wrong.
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