“cellophane”

Posted: April 27, 2019 in Lyrics, Poem
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“cellophane”
completed on 4.27.19

i’ve always been scared of the unknown
so i wrapped my heart in cellophane
thin and transparent
but it was enough to keep me strong

but all the cracks in my soul
stretch and tear that cellophane
attacks that can seep inside
no barrier to shield me anymore

sometimes i wish I had been stronger
then a barrier paper thin
but I’m trying to grow stronger
grow a thicker skin

my progress and my regress
aren’t grounds for you to judge
i don’t need your critique or honesty
just let me unfold on my own

sometimes i just need my space
to figure out what makes my heart race
if i could just make this world slow down
then maybe my head wouldn’t pound

and then i could start feeling
far less lost and far more found
so maybe i’m ready to let you look in
bring out the best of me within

“Nostalgia”
written on 3.13.19

maybe it’s nostalgia
maybe just fading memories
but no one taught me that
growing up life’s beauty
can also make you bleed

i’m tired of mailing you letters
heartfelt notes that i penned
that mostly collect dust
from a presence gone long ago

maybe it’s time to light a match
to postcards from the past
’cause i’ve daydreamed far too long
to an effort that can’t last
forging a empty, haunting song

<chorus>
so i can’t keep reaching out
leaving my soul hanging from a ledge
’cause there’s someone beside me now
who loves me with a vow

so young and naive
hearts that flash then leave
memories smoldering in a flame
no one to blame
but i’m still healing just the same

<bridge>
she keeps me from falling
never stops calling
keeps my head above water
saves me from life’s slaughter

“Hurricane”
completed on 1.24.19

the destruction in my wake
the damage that i make
but you grab me at my core
and leave me never needing more

sometimes i’m lost inside a hurricane
the wind swirling around me
leaving me where I can’t see
the slightest thing in front of me

i trend towards chaos
destroy everything in front of me
i’m fighting for answers
and don’t have time to ask for help

chorus:
but your voice is louder than the thunder
and you shield me from the hail
somehow you always calm a storm
a sun shower leaving me feel warm

you calm the ground when it quakes
stop the wind in its place
stop the fire from spreading
to ease my troubled mind

at times i only see a glass that’s empty
but you always fill my cup
when my mind digs a shelter
you always pull me out

chant/round:
louder than my thunder
armor from my hail
soothing my storm
leaving me feel warm

“Tears Like Sleet”
completed on 12.21.18

i caught up with you
in the middle of your journey
feels like a billion years
as you replay everything in your mind

i can tell by the creases on your brow
there’s some things you need help with right now
everything in life out of tune
your mind spinning like a typhoon

<chorus>
i’ll help you, my friend
lost under the dim light of a pale moon
find the blaze of our bright sun
that lights a new path for you

tears like sleet
while you’re speeding down a dead end
slipping and sliding
about to lose control

you don’t want to reach out
for help, but i’ll grab your hand
and pull you up
be an anchor to help you stand

i’ll throw you a rope
a lifeline to escape
your pain, the weight
of feeling incomplete

<bridge>
to a brand new view
’til you learn to cope
to a brand new hope
away from that tightrope

“You’ll Never Be Alone”
completed on 9.17.18

i watched the dust trail settle
a flower losing its last petal
‘cause I never know where
you are, evidence you just don’t care

i sent you a thousand warnings
flares shot to give you a choice
but you weren’t even looking
now i’m letting this silence be my voice

i lit a match to your excuses
forgave myself for any dues
‘cause you could never find the time
absent during all your prime

i started this letter with hate
but my heart made me restate
this poem is not for you
it’s a promise to another I’ll follow through

family’s not simply chromosomes
but the ones that you can call home
I’ll always be your glue
and always believe in you

I’ll give you all life’s love
from the moment you are born
and as you grow I’m sworn
someone i’ll always be proud of

I’ll be there when you get sick
I’ll be there through thin and thick
you’ll always have a hand to hold
even as you grow old

chorus:
you’ll never be alone
you’ll never feel disowned
I’ll never withhold any love
I’ll always be your stronghold

“Shackles and Chains”
completed on 5.22.18

this may be the time to slip out
i’ve beared the shackles and chains
’cause i could never doubt
the blood that runs through my veins

i’ve asked you to fight
hoped you’d always breakout
’cause there’s a story to write
a joy you’ve been without

i’ve tried to show you the light
prayed you’ll always be alright
longed to see your new ways
to spend the rest of our days

and i’ve fought and stretched the links
our instinct to try to escape
it’s a pain that hurts more than you think
emptiness you’ve bandaged with merely tape

they say blood is thicker than water
something thicker than steel
but i’m drowning underwater
and i need the strength to heal

(chorus)
shackles and chains
i’ll lead you to the light
i will escape the pain
a future that will be so bright

 

 

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“White Dress”
written on 12/3/17

i know what i was before you
emptiness and feeling blue
but once i grasped your hand
you pulled me through the quicksand

i used to think the sun was blinding bright
but you radiate so much more light
no one but you could wear it right
to have you in all white

innocent and strong
you steal away life’s wrongs
to have you as my bride
to forever have you by my side

so this is just a short song
to say i’ve loved you all along
my life would finally be worthwhile
with you walking down this aisle

i’m not sure how to thank you
for everything you helped me through
you’re the angel that brought me back to life
the one i need to be my wife

so pretty in that white dress
an eternity of love and faithfulness
i’d have everything in life
every single thing if you’d be my wife

“Shadow”
completed on 11.12.17

you walk with the sunlight bleeding
feel a darkness gushing
look behind just to see
your shadow isn’t following

and you’d like anyone to notice
your existence
and the cuts that you leave
a pain covered only by your sleeve

you can feel your feet stumbling
the struggle worsening
with eyes that cry for anyone to notice
the beauty inside you

(chorus)
i know you feel incomplete
but i’m asking you to tell me
i’m begging you to warn me (that you need saving)
when you’re drowning in defeat

sometimes the light can be too bright
make you beg for moonlight
but if you’d let me in
i’ll steal the pain that’s within

even if I can’t be right beside you
i hope that when you call me
my voice is the arms that wrap around you
so you never feel alone

(chorus)
i know you feel incomplete
but i’m asking you to tell me
i’m begging you to warn me (that you need saving)
’cause i know that you’re worth saving

i’ll be your crutch
i’ll be that soft touch
i’ll take away life’s weight
to see the daylight you can create

i’ll help you find that piece of the past
to allow you to heal
’cause you need to feel
the thrill of life again

“Riptide”
Songwriter and Producer: EMME (emmesongs.com)
Lyrics: thethingsgreaterthanme

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