Idealize. Devalue. Discard.

(Joshua Lyons)

The cycle of narcissistic abuse involves three phases: Idealize, devalue, and discard.

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(Intro) Antichrist or anarchist? Chaos is lost But is dearly missed Hanging my head Eyes fixed on my feet Waiting for the cycle to Start to repeat (Chorus) Idealize me Lead my soul astray No one I've known Has left me this way Then she'll undo Everything 'cept what She put me through Just another thing For her to devalue The final part She leaves me scarred At an impasse Where I'm forbidden to trespass After all the lies It is no surprise But still hard How you idealize, devalue, and discard (Verse 1) I guess from here I'll quietly retire And watch from afar what I predicted transpire Loneliness is not a feeling I've known Loneliness is a place I call home XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXX XXXX XXXXXXXXX XXXXX XX XXX XXXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXXX XXX XXXXX XXX XX XXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXX XX XXX XXXXXX XX XXXX XXXXXX XXX XXX XXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXXX XX XXXXX XXXX XXXXX XX XXXX XXX XXXX XXX XXXX XXXXXXX XXX XXXX XX XX XXXX XXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXX XXXX XXXXXXXXX XXXXX XX XXX XXXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXXX XXX XXXXX XXX XX XXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXX XXX