Chalked up, the distance the line runs
Parallel; I find your outline next
City streets found deserted in the city that never sleeps
I lost you in sequence,
And as I heard the bullets going by,
I rushed in to save you
Sirens wailing while the crowd gathers
They don’t even know our names,
But they stare at our fates
Wondering if they know our face
Pushed back, we are held back from line
These liars never heard a thing
And the man who got away
Painted us in signs screaming they will never forget,
But the children who lived won’t know any different
All I wanted to do was keep you here
But we were meant to live different lives after all
I lost you in distance
Just because you can’t see something doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist
And I’ve always believed in this



Razors cross across our face,
Chained to the desire to be clean;
To relive floating towards emptiness,
The water never cooperated
Hands cross our hearts
Of hopes crossing our tides.
Those looking for openness freezing;
Who could save such hopeless souls?
Never again, the ship sunk below the surface,
Thought the unsinkable banners meant forever
They never meant a word that was said,
Would we break looking for the sea?
Be it the waves that push us together
Free from the lights searching for our lost souls;
And again we laid upon a broken bed of needles
We fought to hold in our blood,
Lied about never being dead,
About ever facing needles to turn our canvas;
Our lighthouse felt the water kissing its facade,
Bleeding out from our hearts;
Hearts that were never quite fixed

Deaf Tones (Incomplete)

You used to listen to every word I’d say
And then like an unwinding spring
You’d just keep pushing away
Will we walk until the sidewalk ends?
Could we call a cab?
I’d fall in love just every night
Just to have you back
You used to listen to every word I’d say
But I woke up
And we ended it today
You used to be here
But you just up and left
You used to love me
But that all went away
So if you see me today
Forget all we used to be

Take Away

Challenge me to live alone, to operate
But you said that I could take away today
To live surrounded by boxes as windows
And everything will have a silent sound

Take me back to when I was myself again,
To live alone with clocks,
Towers above us can’t reside in brick walls
And I screamed in the halls of an empty home

Washed ashore, three hours ago
Choked by the salt in the water,
I forgot to check in with my ego
But I was walking alone in the sand, with you

Take me back to when I was alone again,
To live among walls,
The streets are above us
And I screamed for a happy home

Take away the Chicago streets,
We needed space from Minnesota

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I walked these streets,
Looking for the cracks I tripped on as a kid
To find it’s all been replaced
It’s what we’ve been moving on

Unfamiliar sounds of ghosts
I said I was never scared,
Never free
Body plays host

I don’t recognize you anymore
Now I just see a shadow, with a frame that has become shallow,
of the person I thought I knew

Are we all still the same?
Or have we become two totally different people?
Save me the sunset
I want to see the other side of the world

From fear I see the trees that are no longer
We carved our way through the streets
To find they’ve all been replaced
Not even close to home

Are we still the same?
Do you ever feel this way?
Cause I’d save the sunset, for you

I want to see the other side of the world,
So hold on tight because we’re gonna go

And if you’re wondering, I’m waiting for you

While They’re Looking

She doesn’t see past his sun bright eyes,
The mirror in all reflections shines the light
So don’t tell her why I’m passing by
The winter snows I chase in the night

Miracles aren’t supposed to just happen,
Explain to me why you are my lesson
So don’t find the fog in the bay,
These winter showers won’t make us stay

Do everything you can while they’re looking,
Because you’ll find that nothing lasts forever
And if promises meant anything,
Than you would have stayed

She hears the words through ricochet
And feels the things that you meant to say
You’ll never be the man you said you’d be
But you’ll always be better off than me

Smile like the dentists won’t remove your lungs
Do everything you can while you sit in the chair
These falling leaves don’t mean anything
They never meant anything to me

She doesn’t see past his cold hands,
The reflection in the hall reminded her to breathe,
So don’t tell her why I can’t stand
The summer rain is making me leave

Do everything you can while they’re looking
Because someday they’ll be too far away,
And if promises meant anything,
Than you would stay

The Sensible Sensitivity in Sensing Something’s Wrong

A world painted in black and white,
Nights long fears, shades slip away from light
Distilled and brewed,
Broken and bruised
Silence carries letters various and unknown

A face painted in hate spilled
Heart lost in fate filled
Twins screaming we don’t look the same
As glass breaks we all feel that pain

Sensible words, lost in radio noise
Across the sky, signals intercept
Distorted and disturbed,
Moved and planted
Silence carries noises away from trembling lips

A face painted in fear filled
Minds vacant of far away memories
And the days that once made us
As our hearts sink we all feel the pain

Something’s wrong,
But none of us can sense it
What would the sensitively phrased say?
Where the sidewalk ends,
Could we make it past the side?

Heart Soaked in Gasoline

If the fumes weren’t enough,
The blood vessels explode
Like iron meets the pavement
This inner machine was made to corrode

Ignite a spark,
It wants to burn
But this city was built with matches
And the phosphorus air was not made for breathing

It pumps like the waves that took you under,
An organ made for the churches use
Lying to my face
Made corners for visiting the churches pews

If the gasoline wasn’t enough to almost kill me
The energy you gave off would
Like salt hits the wound
This inner design wasn’t configured to understand

Ignite a spark,
It wants to show that it changes because you matter
But this heart wasn’t ready for the taking of challenges
And the philosophy here was not made for understanding

It pumps like the stream that you watched
A million fish can be underneath
Lying on the floor of this pontoon
Made corners for sinking ships

If the vessel we ship in isn’t stored
Then the gasoline soaked in this shit
Like fist meets wall
This inner machine was made to explode

To Be With You Tonight

An empty space is all I need,
A place alone with you I see
Somebody dug up a hole
And told me it will become my home

Walking alone, all I can see is the stars,
Looking down so brightly,
Glowing where your smile used to hide

They replaced it with stone,
Turned around and around
They thought I couldn’t break through the ground
The weight of the world couldn’t hold me down

In your well placed hands,
Trembling, my mind is gone with the wind
Looking up so sadly

I’d give you my all, if you only wanted it
A place so far away with you is all I need
Somebody could dig up a hole
In this scene you’re just an extra

My first plea
Never sounded like words that would save me
Taking flight behind desperate lips;

Atop this hill, we blind our hearts
A place alone with you is all I need
Looking down so quickly,
Breaking down wherever this starts

It will be ok sounded more like a promise
As the ground folds,
I’ll be there with the sinking ships

If you could somehow promise me tonight,
Turning around, my life
Hoping you will be my wife
But I see, you are losing the light

It will be ok, I promise if you give me the way
And no matter the terms, I will always stay
I’ll be there with you, with the sinking ships

Tell me my words have lost all meaning,
That nothing I can do will say
Come tomorrow we’ll be ok
And her closets need more cleaning

My last plea
Never meant you had to leave
I just wanted to be with you tonight

Wait Until The Morning

Finally you have seen the vision,
The world wouldn’t stop us from spinning
Gravity can’t hit us here

I could dive into your seas and find the entire ocean
Down below the world is the void of being open
We could lose it all in a flash

Should you feel to leave,
Just wait until the morning
For us to have just one more dream together

Should you see to stay,
Just understand I mean when I say
For us to live this dream together

As the shroud surrounds us,
We would become enveloped in the darkest means
Graciously the dreams have fallen

Should you feel alive again,
With whispering breaths inflating your lungs
What will turn your mind back on?

I could freeze waiting in these waters,
But I’ve never felt safer near sharks
For what grace we have floating beneath

Should you feel to leave,
Just wait until the mourning
As some day, the sun will shine once again