28 November 2012

maybe it's better

maybe it's better to walk on in silence
it's like fragile things crashing into walls
or fresh painted words on old river rocks
it's the changing colors of the seasons and this grief
well maybe it's better to just pick up and leave

maybe it's better to walk on in silence

watching this world passing me by
always from distance, always outside
rounding the corner now i gratefully feel small
i know it's a miracle to feel anything at all

maybe it's better to walk on in silence

27 November 2012

in a blur

fate lays its hands on me
in a move induced by you
one by one they pass me by
in a blur of little lights
looking away, looking away

it is as it's always been
it's only your choice to make
one by one they pass me by
in a blur of little lights
looking away, looking away

25 November 2012

standing still

i don't really know the way the world works
we're all just passing through
i can't see the answers through the walls of this room
and i don't know what will happen if i keep standing still

i don't know why i can't figure it out
why i can't get through
i can't see your reasons through the walls of this room
and i don't know what will happen if i keep standing still

24 November 2012

take your place

i'll count the days of silence on both my hands
take myself away until you understand

no one will ever take your place

slowly

slowly
the way you form your story, slowly
i hope this doesn't kill me, slowly

every sign says you'd better keep on moving
every sign says you'd better keep on growing

slowly
i hope this doesn't kill me, slowly
the way you form your story, slowly

23 November 2012

what's the difference

you know the small talk babe is bringing me down
i'd rather sit alone in silence than be here now

tell me what's the difference between the secrets in your sleep
tell me what's the difference from the life your life
the life you wake to see

you know the small town life, it brings me down
i'd rather be moving with you than be stuck here right now

tell me what's the difference between the secrets in your sleep
tell me what's the difference from the life your life
the life you wake to see

22 November 2012

this path

in the drastic range of shade along this path
fading, fading from light to black then back

well you're on my mind and i hope this time
we'll never have to say goodbye

well i close off my life to everything but the sounds
the noise of the city so faint and sporadic now

well you're on my mind and i hope this time
we'll never have to say goodbye

21 November 2012

ashes

if you think the phoenix rises from the ashes
well maybe that bird was never dead at all
it was never up to you to define its existence
and really who do you think you are?

you are not the sun
you don't have the power to burn
that bird was never dead at all
never dead at all

20 November 2012

in your world

turning off onto side streets
away from the city and the cold
though feeling it all
feeling it all is what life is for

and you hold the magic in your world
in your head in your heart in your soul

you hold the magic in your world

19 November 2012

sleeping city

with the city sleeping in the distance
in the middle of the day it seems right
with cloudcover like a thick blanket
making this noon feel more like night

and i know your eyes hold a different sight
you're always so far away
it's been so long since i've seen you
so long since i've seen your face