“thief”

Posted: January 26, 2017 in Lyrics, Poem

“thief”
written on 1.25.17

i grew up playing life safe
never broke the rules
never crossed the line
filled the role where i belong

but my mom passed away suddenly
locked the wrench and stole the key
couldn’t breathe and negative
gave up on everything

then i met you
following rules
where you can’t buy time
but i’d do anything
to be your greatest crime

chrous:
call me a thief
call me a criminal
’cause i’d do anything
to steal more time with you

give me a record
i’ll take her for any jail time
you can’t count life by the dollars
only the seconds i have with you

i’ll steal your darkest secrets
give you all i am
strip away your sadness
show you i’ll always give a damn

“kell”

Posted: January 5, 2017 in Lyrics, Poem
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“kell”
completed on 1.4.17

i know that i’m not crazy
but the hands on every clock
know when you’re not in my arms
maybe they’re dragging, as sad as i am
’cause they turn so much slower when you’re away
a game and speed up like my heart when they see you

i know what i was before you
emptiness and a soul in pain
but the first time i held your hand
a fire ignited, nothing will ever be the same

and i’m not sure how to thank you
every day with words that you’re beautiful
but that’s not even half of it
’cause you’re my angel that brought me back to life

so this is just a short note
words of admiration
just for being you
’cause my life is so infinitely brighter
all because of you

the sun’s rays just feel so much warmer
your kiss just tastes so much sweeter
the stars shine so much brighter
with my arms wrapped around you

this life is just a fairytale
all because of you
i have everything in life
every single thing when i’m with you

“prism in tumult”
written on 9.28.16

i live somewhere in between
between lips exhaling hope
and eyes that may or may not
be able to distinguish dreams from reality
a beautiful obscurity both graceful and confusing

chorus:
i see the salvation of a smile
with the heartache of falling short
the promise of the future
with the pain of not adding up

the glow from the castle
promise, hope within
but walls that keep me out
the view of a lifetime
the doubts of getting in

the stillness of my head on her chest
the pressure of life weighing down
the joy of my arms around her
while the bills are piling up
she’s a prism in a tumultuous sky

and i can’t say that i’m unhappy
i just want to give her better
i just want to make the world better
the beauty of a rose
without the pain of the thorns

i’m smart enough to know
life is about the give and take
i’d be happy to trade in the beauty and the fortune
for an eternity with you

“Bleeding to Blue Sky”
written on 8.13.16

my heart bleeding nothing but gasoline
running on fumes, cylinders skipping
falling behind on all my hopes and dreams
frustration and doubt darkening a promising sky

you burn brighter than a match
your smile, your charm
set ablaze the vapors in my veins
igniting my heart strings
shooting fire through me

chorus:
we never even smoldered
our love just engulfed all the pain
and with my arms wrapped tight around you
our hopes dance along the flames

you burn brighter than the night sky
i breathe in the faith you give me
exhale our dreams and aspirations
the whitest clouds fill up the blue sky

“reflection”
completed on 6.2.16

this is the ultimate descent
my tumble downward
skin tear to split open my core
broken bones reveal my soul

and now i know my heart will bleed out
as my questions are a scalpel
slicing the sutures of my doubts
that prevented me from coming unglued

we both tumbled off the cliff
skin abrasions and bruised hearts
grasping for withering rope
a relationship in distress

and now i’m in the fallout
with your hand reaching out to me
but I fear the repetition
maybe i should pull myself out alone?

in the traumatic daze i feel confused
to rewind the film or start brand new
a broken past i know is true
or a future to fight through

in my dreams i see your smile
in my nightmares i see our plight
a guilt for letting go
a need for my optimism and dreams return

the emptiness without you
completed on 5.19.16

this world can be so empty
filling trash bags with material things
always grasping for the next rung
an endless maze with no way out

you can chase the things that leave you hostage
get trapped in a hopeless daydream
a false belief in everything
an emptiness ’cause you can’t find peace

but if you ever dust yourself for prints
you’d find mine all over your heart
from holding up your soul and dreams
’cause all i’ll ever want is the best for your life

i’ll never be in the spotlight
the only thing that flashes is my smile
i only hope to be your mason
to help build your foundation up

and when the rain and hail fall down
i’ll shield you and keep you warm
our flame will light up this town
give you faith from any breakdown

i’ll wipe away all your tears
save you from life’s fears
give you all my years
’cause all i’ve ever wanted is what’s best for you

“all that gleams”
completed on 5.7.16

this life is full of demons
some are choices
some are acquaintances wrong for you
sometimes lessons learned the hard way
shape a life not so easy

you can take the easy route
settle with the fear and doubt
set a match to all that gleams
or scratch and claw ’til you reach your dreams

and i’ve felt the despair of goals outrunning me
out of breath from passions eluding me
slowly i dragged myself from the starless nights
and reached for the light i saw in you

fighting for you was a journey
the ups and downs of helping you believe
wearing my heart on my sleeve
to show you all you can achieve

what i sought in you was the ladder
to climb out of my abyss
you saved me without knowing
i’ll pull the sun towards both of us
to keep the light over our lives