Any Other Heart
And this is my last remaining filter
On my last remaining words.
It's leaving the taste of something bitter on my tongue.
I'm leaving a letter full of reasons
Along with a line that starts to blur
Into a page that says you faded way too young.
'Cause you're leaving something short of innocent.
I'm still thinking of the times we should have spent.
It says if this form of treason crawled up deep inside your head.
And lips that bring the softest kiss
That brush your fingertips
As you think about the way you hope she thinks about your days
That you don't find the words to say
Just why you'd rather close your eyes
Then feel her as her sighs take you way to far away and bring you
Closer to the break
And then you lay there wide awake
Cause if you could you'd start it over it's a game it's one you can't
Refuse to play
Let's get to the point and all take our tongues out
And not show off our scars not leave here with doubts that
Things in life well they could've been easier
And let's make sure we fought for all that we leave with
And lessons we're taught make sure we believe them
And promises kept all turn into secrets we'll keep to our graves
Get down on your knees when
You feel sure the path ahead is about to end
You can never stop or you don't exist
If you've walked your shoes away
House Of Hallways
And as it gets dark in this house of hallways
And no corridor leads to the stairs
With still wet black paint on all the windows
We got no clocks cause time don't care here
So tell me your name young noble stranger
And tell me just what we're doing here
Have you painted walls with all the answers
Have you hidden doors with all our fears
Kill The Beast
You put yourself onto the cross
And built your wounds to cover spite
So I can't be the man that martyrs you tonight
Cause we're all paying heavy costs
So leave your speeches with your soapbox
We might be patient but we're still lost
Spitting blood and bleeding all of us
Just look what you've become
Will you answer now to the found and to the hopeless
And I watched the Atlantic Ocean rise to meet New York
And everyone involved got way too scared that life was way too short
And we all sang songs about things we'd take back if given the chance, again
And I'd never seen the sky a sadder shade of gray
And I thought about the words I told you and others I forgot to say
So just tell me that you'll hold my hand
We'll stand together here in New York sand
Cause we're all just chasing red balloons as our sky falls to the ground
Redemption In The Verse
Today a daughter will hug her father and ask whens Jesus coming back
He wonders should he even bother with the words
Cause all he got her in the world was just a box filled with regret
It played a song that sang redemption in the verse
See since the day the sunshine left it left it's marks on both his wrists
And pulled the center of his heart out by a noose
See without the sun you just can't grow into the height that you belong
You stay on the ground to die with way to much to prove
And so let's all keep singing the same song
Singing With The King
Don't take another day away from me
Cause I don't got many as it stands
Here on the rooftop screaming like the world stopped
Another cigarette for both of us hold my hand
I'll take us both to the top of the world if I can
Cause mama it's ok, tonight I'm going to sing with Elvis
And we will sing a couple songs just for your ears so sing along and hey
If I go down in the quicksand don't grab my hand
Just play me as loud as you can
Strength To Stay
Can you breathe, does it hurt
What's it like when you can see it coming when it takes all that you got just to speak
Can you hear every word as the morning comes and is all transforming
Would it make the slightest difference if you could see
And you wanna get out of here
Cause you don't have the strength to stay
And lost and confused you leave with the atmosphere
It's all we can do, it's all we can do
Swear It Like You Mean It
Hands down I swear that I came so prepared to be here myself
And I'll be just fine, but most of all the time you're with me on my mind.
It's why I stay so cold and asked you "Please don't go"
And you were turning out the lights so he could sing to you because you want him to.
I think he wants you to.
And as for me I spend the night a darker shade of blue
And dance with the thought of you
At least until we find a song that we can sing to.
The Truth Is
Just a list of things I'd do if I could fly:
Well I would fly straight to the moon
To bring the sands back here to you.
And we'd make castles where we'd spend our days.
And rooms to last eternities.
And perfect cracks get fixed with ease.
And if it falls apart faster than we had planned,
We'll plan for something else
Doesn't matter if it's raining or it's dark,
You'll be my something else
Why Im Home
I paint you pictures all night long
And tell you tales of our every song
And let you know that you're the reason why I'm home
Or I could quote a page of poetry
Show you all you mean to me
And we'd go falling somewhere faster
Knowing we don't want to ever fall at all
Just don't think that this will be easy
Saying that you love me