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DON’T MAKE SCARS

 

The sunlight carves its shadows on the ground

And morning comes and goes without a sound

Confusion is the hand that brings you down

 

You’re looking for a way to cause some pain

You’re gonna leave another mark again

There’s no one else, there’s no one left to blame

 

There’s no need to fight

Don’t make scars tonight

Everything will be all right

 

When darkness comes and leaves you all alone

You hurt someone, it chills you to the bone

You’re someone else, some one that you don’t know

 

There’s no need to fight

Don’t make scars tonight

Everything will be all right

It will be all right

 

 

UNFAMILIAR

 

 You never sleeping, you’re hardly eating, can’t stop the voice in your head

A broken promise and disappointment, it happens over again

All the doors they close in front of you

No one seems to understand the hurt that you’ve been through

It’s as painful as a shot, but you know to me it’s not

Unfamiliar

 

When people listen and never hear you, you learn to keep to yourself

Inside a journal, scribbled confessions, there’s someone crying for help

Oh, you fear you’ve let somebody down

The image they built up for you, you burned it to the ground

And though pain is all you’ve got, just know to me it’s not

Unfamiliar

 

And the moment you’re caught all alone with your thoughts, it will keep you up into the evening,

When things overwhelm you, I’ve nothing to tell you but hold on,

Hold on, Hold on

 

You’re feeling restless, and feeling useless, and maybe hurting yourself

And all the time you spend in sorrow and shame

There’s no reason for it but you think you are to blame

And as sad as it may be, it will never seem to me

Unfamiliar

 

 

DRAWN TO YOU

 

Your sadness calls me, it’s nothing new

Its hidden beauty, I’m drawn to you

I guess you know me, just not the demon in disguise

 

I told you once, I told you twice

What can I do?

Like dark to night, shadows to light

I’m drawn to you

 

My skies are falling, they break away

You are the sunlight, you are the day

I hear your silence, I hear it screaming out goodbyes

 

I told you once, I told you twice

What can I do?

Like dark to night, shadows to light

I’m drawn to you

 

My eyes are burning, 

Still you’re the angel in my life

 

Your sadness calls me, it’s nothing new

The hidden beauty, that’s when I knew

 

It happened once, or maybe twice

You felt it too

Like years to time or words for rhyme

I’m drawn to you

Forever chained, you pulled me in

What can I do?

No need to say it anymore

I’m drawn to you

I’m drawn to you

 

 

MEMORIZED

 

Tomorrow is a holiday, everyone has gone away

There’s nowhere left to go that seems worth going

It’s not the same without you

Every detail of your face

I’ve memorized

 

Tomorrow let the day unfold

Silence come and take its toll

There’s nothing I can say that seems worth saying

Photographs I won’t remember

But every aspect of your smile

I’ve memorized

 

You don’t read the signs, you don’t notice I’m

Always waiting at your door

And desperately without fail

Screaming out for more

 

Tomorrow is a holiday, get to stay in bed all day

There’s nowhere I should be that seems worth being

I’ve lost a part of me without you

The plans we made you don’t recall

I’ve memorized

 

You don’t read the signs, you don’t notice I’m

Always waiting at your door

And desperately without fail

Screaming out for more

 

 

SECONDHAND VALENTINE

 

Think fast, the flower won’t last

Get a cup, an empty glass

Cut the stem from the rose

Thorns too sharp to contain

Band-aids cover your pain

Keep the blood off your clothes

 

He . . . has a snake for a mind

He’ll unwind lies from time to time

 

He got in your head

You’re tired of red

And being left all alone

 

Ah, now you’re starting to feel like a Secondhand Valentine

Oh, it’s a little uneasy with doubt creeping into your mind

 

Fourteenth, an elegant lie

Hello and a kiss goodbye

I’ve been there before

 

With a girl in your place

And a smile on your face, erasing

No more candy and notes

Tear those letters he wrote

While you’re falling apart

 

Ah, you’re beginning to feel like a Secondhand Valentine

Oh, you didn’t want to believe it, thought you were the first in line

 

He is the unfaithful kind

And he’s reckless from time to time

 

You think he’ll leave her for you

You haven’t a clue

His love is abuse

 

Ah, now you’re starting to feel like a Secondhand Valentine

Oh, cuz’ what happened to me is happening to you this time

 

MAGAZINES

 

Magazines are piled upon my table

The girls inside are prettier than me

I need the TV on to sleep

Keeps me company

 

Addicted to the pages and the columns

All the features that can be improved

Music from another room

Loud and out of tune

 

The time I waste looking in the mirror

The steps I take, wanting to be thinner

 

No matter what you do you will get labeled

People want perfection, nothing less

I’ll be flawless when I’m laid to rest

Beautiful and starved to death

 

The time I waste looking in the mirror

The steps I take, wanting to be thinner

 

From the back end to the cover 

And all the pictues in between

The things you can discover 

In the pages of a Magazine

FALLING KNIFE

 

You’ve seen them walk, you’ve seen them crawl

You watch them run until they fall

And time just slips away

With streams of countless days

When nothing in this world has turned out right

 

It’s getting harder to deny

A downward spiral, but still you try

You do your best to change their life

But you can’t catch a falling knife

 

All the nights you’re kept awake

Can’t take back all the time you waste

You’re left to chase

All the things you can’t replace

When everyone they know has left their side

 

It’s getting harder to deny

A downward spiral but still you try

You do your best to change their life

But you can’t catch a falling knife

 

You throw a lifeline in the night

You pull it hard with all your might

You can try your best to save my life

But you can’t catch a falling knife

You can’t catch a falling knife

FLASHLIGHT IN THE SUN

 

Came into this world without fear

Reaching up into the light

Slow to surrender a tear

Until you’re pressed to put a fight

 

Refusing to hide, refusing to run

You hopelessly shine like a flashlight in the sun

 

Running straight into the wind

Pushing against your own path

Never looking back where you’ve been

And pausing while catching a breath

You stop, but you don’t slow down

Refusing to hide, refusing to run

You hopelessly shine like a flashlight in the sun

 

You’re just passing time

While everyone goes by

In the blink of an eye

 

Continue to the end of the road

With feelings both uncertain and clear

And lines that now take over a face

Staring straight back in the mirror

 

You call out why now

Like a flicker of light

Brief and then done

You’ll fade into white

Like a flashlight in the sun

 

Like a flicker of light

Brief and then done

You’ll fade into white

Like a flashlight in the sun

 

Kaleidoscope Mind

 

There’s a time when you find that his brokenness inside is enchanting

With that puzzle in his eyes

You attempt to organize his kaleidoscope mind

 

And all through the night, those pieces of his life

You hold him while he cries

But the years go by, and he tosses you aside

He don’t need you anymore

 

Then he calls you up again, asks you just to hold his hand on the weekend

Then he kisses you goodnight, and you don’t put up a fight when he leaves you in the dark

 

Then the weeks go by, those silent nights

Who holds you when you cry?

And he’s throwing it away, those hours that you stayed

He don’t need you anymore

He don’t want you anymore

 

And it might’ve been my fault, those pieces that I lost 

I couldn’t save him

Everything I ever said, is pounding in my head

I couldn’t save him

 

And it makes me wanna die, as he burns his whole life

And I can’t help him anymore

And who is there to blame, when we’re both going insane

Cause he don’t need me anymore

He doesn’t need me

Too Fragile

 

Hard to hold

Hard to know

I can be weak emotionally if left alone

No one’s tried or ever stayed by my side

But that’s okay - yes I understand

If you don’t want me desperately leave me as I am

I might unravel I’m just too fragile to change

 

You never know

It may not show

The kind of words that go unheard until I choke

Never mind it’s how I’ve been designed

That’s okay - You don’t understand

Ignoring the reality the person that I am

An uphill battle – I’m just too fragile to change

 

Hard to say

A slow parade of complications in my way

I can’t define or know how to begin

That’s not okay – I feel it in my veins

A word or two from you and things are not the same

I am embattled but I’m just too fragile to change

Hard to handle I’m just too fragile to change

 

BLUE

 

There’s a broken kite

In a silver cloud

Tangled and torn

Floating into blue

 

On an empty shore

Where the tide is still,

Skipping a stone

Sinking into blue

 

When everything you fear and everything you touch

All the things you hate and all the things you love

Everywhere I look, everything is deep blue

(Around me I see all things blue)

 

Falling out of dark

Moving into light

Moon is alive

Opening to blue

 

Lately I see all things blue

 

When everything you fear and everything you touch

All the things you hate and all the things you love

Everywhere I look, slowly fading into you

(Slowly fading into you)

 

 

LOVE’S IMPATIENT

 

Love’s Impatient

Yeah, love is vacant

It’s not the way you think that it would be

 

Through all the aching and the forsaking

It chains you up and makes you think you’re free

You thought you’d fly and drift into the sky

But you can’t win this fight

How will you survive?

 

Love’s Impatient

Yeah, love is vacant

It drags you in and drowns you out to sea

I tried and I try but I’m giving up my life

I cry all night for love that’s multiplied

 

Love’s impatient

Love is vacant

No, it’s not what it is all worked up to be

Yeah, it only seems to lead to misery

 

PAISLEY LIMOUSINE

 

A man in black in a chauffeur’s hat pulled up in a Paisley Limousine

And on his lap was a Siamese cat and a candy bag propped up on his knee

He’d been back and forth, and south and north and places in between

He said “Step inside and take a ride in my Paisley Limousine.”

 

So I jumped in back with the candy bag, and the roof pulled back and gazed into the sky

The man in black said “Just relax, sit back, and don’t be shy.”

I saw shooting stars and flashy cars and things I’d never seen

We went up and down and all around in the Paisley Limousine

 

There’s a stranger in his fifties, riding with his kitty,

Keep your wits about you when you’re walking through the city

 

The blue-eyed cat crawled in my lap and stared into my eyes

She looked strange I guess in a yellow dress and a purple hat shaped into a tie

She looked my way as if to say, “It’s time for you to leave!”

So I thanked the man and turned and ran from the Paisley Limousine