Untitled #10

When you become everything to someone who already had it all,
the biggest thing you can do is stand
Don’t falter or beg them to give it all away,
because love has no possessions,

If you believe in something new,
then show the world that your heart is on your sleeve
Always begin with love, and end with what you believe

I swear that I was ready to stand by,
to lay down rocks to lay down by your side
But you moved first, laying it all down on the line

Should you come home some day,
and see the lights are off,
Then for you my love,
Don’t look for switches

Give gravity another look and see why
I can’t escape the ocean floor,
With my last breath my air was yours for the breathing
As my lungs are your reservoir,

So if you should see me no longer breathing,
then bring me back to life

In Places

There’s something hidden in the skyline,
Something hidden in the way they look down on us
With open hands,
The wind and the leaves start to show;

Run (don’t go)
Please don’t let him know,
I’m running away, running away from everything
Stay, you’ll know (like you’re supposed to, stay like you’re supposed to)
And not another minute more,
Can keep her from hitting the door
Say, you go, what do I do with what I had in store?
(I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’ll change back I swear I will)

I will;
One day you’ll be laying,
Still in place from where we were fading,
The leaves were carried away in the summer time,
The trees died in winters line;

Say you’ll love me like you wanted to
Say you’ll stay like you feel it too;
I never thought this would be the pain that I never knew
(I never knew you, I never knew I thought I do)

I do;
Those sequential words I waited to know,
Hear you say them and never let go,
But you let us go;
You let it show

Run (don’t go)
I can’t catch you because I’m going slow
I can’t catch you because I’ve got to go

Vocal Addendum

I just need, I just need your voice
To carry me through,
All the things that you do.

I don’t know what it sounds like,
I’ve lost all faith in what it was,
Through every hurdle I’ve lost myself,
And I lost it all.

The branches keep falling down
Somebody scream how,
Save me now!

The words you said before,
Are unrelenting and living in echoes,
“Just go, I don’t need you anyway”
And I’ve lost it all, I’ve lost it all!

Some days, I wake up,
Knowing what they don’t,
I can’t save this now,
Scream! How is this possible?

I don’t posses a chance to love,
Or the chance to run.
Someday I won’t even posses the chance to breathe,
Someone get me out

From the lights, shining
Beating me down!

Ladders

Keep to heart all that matters
What life is worth living when constantly spent living under ladders?
Watching those above you step on those they believe are beneath them
But we can’t be framed into believing we are the ones who should be blamed

I’ll listen to the world around me as it all snaps into it’s own place,
twisted and turned against grains,
I’ll listen to the wind around us as it all grabs what is in its way,
twisting and turning against our plains

You should’ve shrugged me off as just another,
but persistently I stick to you
Watching those beneath you step on your back,
and persistently I stuck with you

Kept to heart, all of these metal daggers
What worthless matter was hidden under ladders,
I’ve listened to your twisted words sneak out of your mouth
but this twisted world sent it’s wind to you to knock you off of your bout

The Wonderful You (Missing)

I actually “wrote” this in a dream and though this is not exactly how it went, it’s my best version that I can remember.

What happened to your light?
Because I always feel lost at night
without you
I wonder what it feels like to never lose sight of the world around you
I don’t know if I’ll ever find my path back to where I was,
Because I loved it so much, the person you were when I was me.

What happened to your light?
Stay brighter than the nighttime
Find your way back home,
Even if it means you stay where you are, patiently waiting for the Morningstar
And I’ll open back up just for you
Because the one I loved always stayed bright

What happened to the night we loved flight?
Were we still headed to new heights?
Your house has remained vacant in cavity,
I’ve remained broken in captivity
As you found me
On your way home

(Take Aways)

Take away your hard liquor and make it harder
Take away your longest words and make them shorter,
Find small pauses and fill them with subliminal messages,
Find small clouds and fill them with more water.

Grab someone else’s hand just as it’s starting to tremble
Grab someone else’s keys just as they’re getting ready,
Take away the chance of salvation,
Take away the chance of procrastination.

Start and walk far now, farther than you’ve ever seen the horizon stretch
Start and slow down now, slower than you’ve ever seen time lapse,
Land yourself in another world,
Land yourself in the water.

Take away the memories from all the days grown men acted childish
Take away the memories from all the bottles grown men set on counters,
It’s not the liquor that will set you free,
It’s not the people you love that will make you see.

When I Lost You (How I Loved You)

When I lost you I,
I lost myself
When I lost you I,
I lost the best thing I could ever lose

If I could just retry,
Restart this whole life
I’d end up in a pool right next to you,
Finding a way to call you my wife

When I lost you I,
I tried to lose myself
When I lost you I,
I tried to find myself

If life was a battery,
I’d replace mine, call it fine
I’d end up piled up next to others who lost it all too,
Finding a way to find my way back to you

When I lost you I,
I tried to bury myself
When I lost you I,
I could no longer see the stars

If only I had found out,
What living life was all about
I’d live in a coffin all day long
Finding a way to call myself very much alive

When I lost you I,
I lost the world
When I lost you I,
I lost the only thing I had left to lose

Who You Were

From perspective to perception,
the land we see is the path we take,
inhale the air, the exhale is the carbon we take
and with great pride we refuse exertion of the wind
so now tell me where we last landed,
was it ashore, or was it upon nonsense ears that simply ignore?

Lastly the phrase said we started seemed to have a funny way
of ending on its own tributes
she said my life was a waste of her time,
and that if she was a flower, then I picked the wrong dandelion,
as each petal fell cautiously to the floor,
I thought to myself silently that this silent love meant so much more

But resentment is something you can’t hold against someone who left with a snare,
so simple this line kept trapped, I’m sorry if you felt ignored,
as yet you’d come to learn, my perfections were so jot that even the clocks tower fell the need to say something
so why count yourself short when you were so tall standing next to my imperfections?

someday you’ll see the difference between laying there questioning versus the man in power
because the gloves were never exchanged and you still lied to the whole town about who you were inside

Episcopal Corrected

Think back to the days we had,
Tell me if I could’ve changed our path;
What was it I did to feel that this was the road less traveled?

I don’t want you to be the one that I miss,
I don’t want you to be the one who got away,

Find your way to me, in the darkest nights and the brightest days

Screaming

You came to me in photographs and silhouettes,
Memories that were never mine,
A true love in a false time
Screaming
“I’m not ready for this pain, why must we go this way?”
Forgive the sunsets that you were never quite ready to see,
And love just wasn’t ready for me;

As the glue dried I started slipping back to my ceramic base,
A petrified look on a ceramic face,
And cold blue eyes saw a man simply fall apart,

Just like the million pieces you found me in,
This tragedy continued to play out;

As the paint dried you could see just how bad the pigment was taking skin, blood levels low and love levels getting thin

My silver spoon was always the one I never used to eat with,
I can’t stand to eat with my mouth that close to a dagger,

Nothing left but the part where you leave,
I’ll keep sipping my Jack
The man you’ll never know;
Covered by surfaces march-men;
You put me in a war against myself versus brick walls and basketballs,
Leave it to the court to determine where I end up,

Stroke every line you write about being broken hearted

Strike me as broken hearted