I would gladly die a whisper
on the tip of your tongue.
Inside our starless little secret, the
darkness we embraced,
As we shiver in the shadow of the
carrot that we chased.
Worn-out welcome homesick, your
well-concealed black eye,
The accomplice and the victim of one
more long con goodbye.
It was just a symptom of a symbol, a
whisper wrapped in shame,
My hands forgot their purpose as my
tongue forgot your name.
The weight of all our fears became an
anchor, holding tight.
I told you that I loved you, just not here,
and not tonight.
Outside the sun is shining, but I can
feel it getting colder,
And they say the world is ending, but
I’m only getting older.
Remember this madness,
The fault in our fears,
The scars in our stories,
The taste of our tears,
Remember those roses,
The color of rage,
The cost of tomorrow,
The broken birdcage,
Remember your story,
The taste of fall rain,
The glory of failure,
The beauty in pain,
Remember this longing,
The price of despair,
The touch of true love,
The dream we all share.
Bloodthirsty fangs, the skyline gleams,
Promise thick upon its haunting breath,
It feeds on screams and drifter’s dreams,
Scarred with the stains of love and death,
Come sunrise, we offer daily sacrifice,
Wrapped up in glass, put on display,
Fearful of both the payment and the price,
As the beast digests its willing prey,
And by night, we practice our disease,
Inside this lonely place where all belong,
Grey veins pump street-lit symphonies,
As the monster gently hums along.
Somewhere safe inside the silence
where I let my heartache roam,
Or the treetops where I hid when
I was scared to go back home,
I awake to find the nightmare,
demons perched upon the shelf,
And the truth I tried to tell you,
but hadn’t learned yet for myself.
A tradewind transgression,
Cold dusk and despair,
Your cigarette slowdance,
Spring rain in your hair,
Fireflies in the moonlight,
Our parking lot kiss,
Still lost in that moment,
Sweet summertime bliss,
Found a home in my head,
And stars in your eyes,
We dreamed happy endings,
Fall leaves and goodbyes,
As the distance outgrew us,
Time froze us in place,
Snow fell come December,
And covered all trace.
I was lost in found forgiveness, in
the blood of autumn’s bite,
And the songs that couldn’t save me
as I drove off in the night,
In search of self-indulgent sacrifice,
and reasons not to pray,
Or just someone to understand all
that my silence tried to say.