Lost in the crowd

Is there some secret code to pass
Into this life everyone else seems to be living?
Or am I observing the first layer
Like a mural on the concrete of a building?

These people look like salesmen as they walk their normal beat
Trying to prove themselves to everyone they meet
Loving those they don't trust, failing those they need
Binding them in promises they know they cannot keep

So I shut my eyes tightly
And I listen to the wind pass through the trees
As if a message is containted
Within the soft and swelling whisper of the leaves

Maybe it's all true, maybe I went too far in my head
Waiting for that lightbulb to illuminate again
Sometimes there's a flicker, sometimes that flicker stays
As I'm inching closer to the outlet of this maze

All that's gotten me to dreaming of getting up and leaving
Cause I couldn't see before what I'm seeing now
Life isn't forever, things could be so much better
For that little runaway lost in the crowd

We all have the same home, a small rock hurdling through space
Hoping that some comet doesn't wipe out our whole race
And when I put it that way, every problem seems so dumb
I got one shot at this little life, I best not screw it up

All that's gotten me to dreaming of getting up and leaving
Cause I couldn't see before what I'm seeing now
Life isn't forever, things could be so much better
For that little runaway lost in the crowd