Take Me By SurpriseYou take me by surprise,More Like This
With every laugh and smile,
With every sleepy sigh,
And quiet murmur,
How am I allowed to touch you?
Why do I get to see your silent soul?
I have to handle you carefully,
So you don't break,
Shatter like crystal,
Spinning away in a million glittery pieces,
You are fragil,
I love you
forever nighti turned off the skyMore Like This
when i saw you were sleeping
i wrapped you in sunshine
when i saw you were weeping
and when you quivered
and you shivered
and you wept without the day
i lit a match
and blew it out
and set the sun to blaze
i waited for the darkest sky
and kept the day from taking night
as hours passed in peace we lie
beneath the clear blue northern lights
when you awoke to dawnings ray
you turned and asked for me to stay
and without a single silent sound
i moved the earth half way around
your neck would lay your head to rest
to hear the beat within my breast
and every night
i was the light
to bring your heart content
again we lay before the stars
as our sun came to set.
Where do you keep your faith?where do you keep your faith?More Like This
in your pocket
in pens and on pages
on a stage under lights
in a lens capturing perfect angles
down a well or under the sea
in a church with a pastor
do you keep it in your hands?
with your kids
in cars and money
in self-expression and rebellious ways
with an amber bottle and white lines
in cold steel and hard bullets leaving your faith in the hands of the street
flashy clothes and impressing other people
pills to erase the pain
bad habits and habitual vices
scars that help you heal
where do you keep your faith?
what lies between you and death
keeps you waking up day to day
what helps you celebrate just being you
where do you keep your faith?
Elipsishow do i explain this in imagery you'll comprehendMore Like This
it was like...
ugh! it's so hard to start when you can't voice it
can't put into words how...
my whole world hurts and i don't know how to keep it from imploding
it was everything and nothing that started this chain
i thought that i had thrown my shadows into the wind
buried them in the sand
forgotten them under the heaviest of rocks
locked it all underneath corrugated steel
bathed it in nitroglycerine
it was everything and anything that started this chain
it was my defenses shattered into millions
i had to escape
i wanted to fade into a black corner and just be
no thought, no emotion, no sense of body
be there. controlled by no one.
judged by no one.
intricate emotions had swept the floor out from underneath me
stealing my breath with small greedy hands
injecting my body with...
rage and depression?
it was all to much so i had to push.
push away all emotions
try and lift the weigh
Girl...The Broken Imaginationshe's the girl with the broken imaginationMore Like This
the mirror child whose been splintered into pieces
who broke away from the frame
and burst through the wall that was left behind
forgetting all regrets
leaving shards for the dreaded to walk upon
containing nothing on the inner shell
masquerading as real
only to be walking hollow shell
she sacraficed a trail of
blood for her own greivances
bereaving what was left of her former self
betrayed by years of wear and neglectful owners
she broke that girl
she no longer exists
broken with a hack saw
burned with kerosene
the mirror child no longer exists
the horrible remains of a body lost under the weight of a thousand hands
worn away by pain and sorrow she killed that girl
and i want her killed
want her before the tragedies happened and hardened her
i want to fix that broken imagination but... how do you help the ignorant?
how do you explain flaws to those who think they're perfect?
or to those too stubborn to see that they're hiding
you buy them tim
Her and HimPulling out of the parking lot and leaving her behindMore Like This
Him: You don't like her much do you?
Stopping and looking both ways like good people do
Me: It's not that I don't like her. It's just that I don't like what she did to you.
Turning and joining the rest
Him: And what do you think she did to me?
Driving a straight line and dancing on whispers
Me: I think she broke your heart.
Crashing crescendo of silence
Then everything's fine