Anywhere But Here
We've been alright up to now
But the air that we breathe is about to run out
We've rehearsed our lines clear and loud
But the cue never came and the lights
They never went down
So we're passing the time
While time passes us
The fast lanes a term never applied to us
Without a dime to my name
Or a prayer in the world
Blood To Bleed
This place rings with echoes of
Lives once lived but now are lost
Time spent wondering about tomorrow
I don't care if we lose it all tonight
Up in flames, burning bright
Warming the air of the world
"I don't love you anymore,"
Is all i remember you telling me
Dancing For Rain
We're losing daylight but i can't work any faster
Under the veil of dusk we go on
Don't close your eyes
What if it all disappears in the shadows
That reach from the stars?
If i held my ground would you ask me to change?
This drought bleeds on and we're dancing for rain
We drink the air but it's still not the same
Give it all
Break through the undertow
Your hands I can't seem to find
Pollution burns my tongue
Cough words I can't speak so I
Stop my struggling
Then I float to the surface
Fill my lungs with air
Then let it out
I give it all
Life Less Frightening
Suffering from something we're not sure of in a world there is no cure for
These lives we live test negative for happiness
Flat line, no pulse, but eyes open
Single file like soldiers on a mission
If there's no war outside our heads
Why are we losing?
I don't ask for much
Truth be told I'd settle for a life less frightening
A life less frightening
One last thing I beg you please, just before you go
I've watched you fly on paper wings half way round the world
Until they burned up in the atmosphere and sent you spiraling down
Landing somewhere far from here with no one else around
To catch you falling down
And I'm looking at you now
And I can't tell if you're laughing
Between each smile there's a tear in your eye
There's a train leaving town in an hour
State Of The Union
If we're the flagship of peace and prosperity
We're taking on water and about to fucking sink
No one seems to notice, no one even blinks
The crew all left the passengers to die under the sea
To the very end
An invitation that we wont extend
Swing Life Away
Am I loud and clear or am I breaking up?
Am I still your charm or am I just bad luck?
Are we getting closer or are we just getting more lost?
I'll show you mine if you show me yours first
Let's compare scars I'll tell you whose is worse
Let's unwrite these pages and replace them with our own words
We live on front porches and swing life away
We get by just fine here on minimum wage
Tip The Scales
Are we so alone,
As we think ourselves to be?
These are our lives
But did they ever even matter?
Are we worth remembering?
These machines feed on the tears of broken lives and dying dreams
To Them These Streets Belong
So look in my eyes,
What will you leave behind once you've gone?
You got what you came for,
Now i think it's time to move on
(When will you see)
But these ghosts come alive, like water and wine.
Walk through these streets, singing songs.
They carrying signs.
To them these streets belong