You avert your eyes From anywhere I could be You look away unless in trial Of ways to try to change me You point your blame, I only hope This will grant you some reprieve I'm sorry life has been unkind I'm sorry good people leave I'm sorry we've been dealt the cards Laid on this wobbly table I'm sorry life so often feels Like walking on a cable
I can see this doesn't settle you You want to walk away Well darling, if it helps you You can give me all your hate
Go on, travel the whole world Let your eyes breathe in the scenes Hurt again, then learn again That the world can be so mean Come to the conclusion at The bottom of a beer Smashed or pieced together, I will still be here You can break me in a million pieces And shatter all the rest You can promise me no more But you can't make me any less
So my darling, let me stay by you And wipe away your tears I share your thoughts, I share your hopes I know the endless fears I can't promise you perfection But if we make amends I'll show you how broken things Can still learn how to bend
There came a point when I realized you couldn't hold me up anymore And it was when you were holding on far too tight I wish that I could tell you all of this with my eyes Because nothing I say could ever be enough And I know you wanted to see me prosper Wanted me to show you all I could be If it's any consolation, I tried With all of me, but All of me Turned out to be Nothing but What I could do For you Well Mama, I tried to be a fire You were my gasoline But I'd sooner turn to ash Than let you empty yourself for me
i’ve never fallen in love before but i’m telling you if i did, my bones would screech and creak and ***** to build you a home that doesn’t fight back and i would shower you with love until you drowned because i don’t know how to love unless it becomes too much someway or somehow and you would become all that i breathe and need and see and the very sound of your name would be enough to cause another relapse because i’ll get addicted too soon and too fast and you’ll think it’s great at first until i’m publicly on my knees aching for your velvet kisses back and i've never cared for someone this way before but i'm telling you if i did, my lungs would collapse and inflate again and again because you will be the only thing i'll ever breathe in and the people in my life would never amount to you, and maybe that's a little messed up but i wrote it felt it bled it, so it must be true because i don't know how to let someone in unless i push every other person out and you'll love my attention at first until you're throwing glass plates at my following figure until you're yelling regrets and things i should've considered until you hate me because you don't want to be the only one even if i want you to be. i’ve danced with the devil because he has the prettiest eyes i’ve ever seen in my life but i didn’t love him i’ve kissed the hands of god because he smells like my childhood home and i liked that a lot but i didn’t love him i’ve cut open my skin for my first girlfriend because she promised to stay and that drove me insane but i didn’t love her and i’m telling you if i did i would write a poem convincing her that i didn’t because i’ve never loved in a way that doesn’t became some form of a burden. and i don’t love you yet but i am going to scrub my words into your ***** body and i am going to promise that there’s nobody but you and you are going to love every second of it because you’ve given in to destruction and seduction and you already understand everything about pain you already know there’s everything to lose and i’m the only thing you’d gain but that’s okay because you’ve never fallen in love before.
i've been beaten and bruised but nothing hurts more than you