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Why does it always happen like this?

I try not to speak,

Keep from saying things

I think I mean.

You answer,

Saying worse.

In this battle we can never win,

Why does it always happen like this?

Deep down, we both know

We don't mean what we say,

But if that's true,

Why do we say it anyway?

We keep spreading hate,

But that's not what we want.

Looking for respect,

The door swings both ways.

Why can't it all be

Like it was in the old days?

We used to be best friends.

Where did it all go wrong?

Just because we grew up?

Were we always this way?

Why does it always happen like this?

We try to talk

Without fighting again,

But the pain goes deep.

Must we stay this way?

We both say we're sorry.

We try to agree,

But does that mean

Freedom of speech must flee?

We never know.

We never grow.

Why does it always happen like this?