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Away They Go

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~In my head this is played with an acoustic tune through a variety of minor chords and finger pickin’. Feeling the home grown roots tonight! I hope you enjoy :)~

She was sitting on a curb
Pillow and blanket in her hand
Watching the cars fly by
Seeing the predicament they were in
People boxed away in their
Containments of metal and glass
She turned her back to them
Feeling their fire burned up
and turned to ash

He floated down from the sky
A Kerouac book in his hands
And sat next to her
Like good ol’ lost friends
He talked about nothing
As strangers often do
He shot up from the ground
After a minute or two
and she waved goodbye to him

A light burst from the sky
He came back down to Earth
Grabbed her by the hand, and said
I could use some comfort and warmth
He took her on a trip
A journey of possibilities
Taking her to the house where she
Dreamt of knives and heard her own screams
and then he left her there

The murderer tried, yeah he did
He tried to kill all of us
She ran away from him
She ran away from them all
The girl found herself
Standing on another curb
Throwing out a thumb
Getting picked up by a trucker man
and he said

“Death will surely find you
Sooner or later he’ll come
He’ll have Bright Eyes you can stare into
And an instigator’s tongue
Telling you your stories
Until you think you’ve heard enough
Yeah, that death will show up
on your doorstep
Wearing a suit vest and
a shaggy haircut.”

And away they go
Off into the sunset
Away they go
Off into the sunset
The time is NOW, when
the shadows catch up with the light
And away they go
Off into the sunset

Away they go
Away they go
Away they go

I am grateful for all of my old neighbors who loved to play music at every gathering ❤

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Weightlessness

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6-24-08

 

It’s all make believe when we know we can’t see

Weightlessness is only a mistake of gravity’s

There have been countless nights when I thought I was dreaming

I lived through it all but dismissed the reasoning

The sounds I live drown out the constant ticking

Those rhythmic beats that thunder in my ears

The minutes flash by like tiny bolts of lightning

Fanless kisses freeze away all of the tears

I’m stuck in this body, right hand under head

One ear faced up to wait for the call

How long has it been, since I’ve heard such words of brilliance

I can’t sleep when I hear nothing at all

 

Are you here watching me?

Does my solitude not frighten you away?

I can only dream when you sing me to sleep

Please stay with me to help me see it’s never too late

 

It’s all make believe when we know we can’t see

Weightlessness is only a mistake of gravity’s

There have been countless nights when I thought I was dreaming

I lived through it all but dismissed the reasoning

I’ve spent too many nights waiting for answers

Too many days that leave me with more questions

I’ve tried so hard to conquer these wounds and deliver

But every try I fail and I’m back for more

I don’t know how to explain it, just call me crazy

I’ll admit that I’ve never really known

Maybe you can see me and are here to save me

From this world that I have created on my own

 

I guess I could wait another night, if I must

One more dreamless night shouldn’t kill me

I’ll keep waiting for you, or the voices I’ve come to trust

Tomorrow will bring another long day of second guessing

 

 

I am grateful for the melody that is constantly playing in my head. ❤

Halves of Myself

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A single tear falls
A silent rain before the dawn
A drop so pure all feeling melts
Creating a soft blanket of fog
Someone’s shadow hovers nearby
A blissful remembrance of truth
It’s as familiar as an infant’s lullaby
All uncertainty is removed

An aching pain of innocence 
Is all I have to offer you
With a full heart of love and forgiveness
Staining my soul in its residue
A slice of balance left wanting
Shaking in fullness of the thought itself
Because even knowing is better than nothing
A piece of your love is worth, the halves of myself
A piece of your love is worth, the halves of myself

A wave crashes back
Unnoticed by the body
Too small to cause damage
Only a force of mockery
The sun slowly penetrates
The weak vapors of breath
Passion boiling over to fate
Suffocating me with its kiss

 

I am grateful for my new puppy, who is only sometimes distracting when she’s chewing on everything!! ❤