“I Will Get Back To You”
written on 3.30.17

and you got swept away
didn’t know what to do or say
but now i’ve found my oars
to finally set sail back to the shores

this will be quite the journey
not something i can do alone
but this time i’ve found the one
who can help me get it done
she’s the wind feeding my sails

i still have cracks throughout my hull
the result of all my grieving
but this time i’m not sinking
i’ve found the hope in my thinking

you built the compass inside me
taught me how to navigate the sea
you gave me the strength to chart the course
through all life’s storms and force
no waves to keep me from feeling free

and i know where you are headed
’cause you believed fearlessly
i’ll ride the waves through all life’s struggles
leaving behind all my troubles

“Inhale/Exhale”
completed on 2.26.17

sometimes this life can be so rough
like sandpaper tearing
the skin right off of me
open wounds and an open heart

the sadness falling
saline rolling down my cheek
the weight of life’s responsibilities
crushing all my dreams
give me relief, throw me anything

sometimes life’s expectations
a rope slipping, a rope tightening
the lifeline in your embrace
your breath, the air my lungs need
the sunshine your love feeds me

this life can be so rough
pins and needles and heartache
but i’ll keep on fighting
’cause your love gave me a heartbeat
your love a reason to breathe
your love pushed life into me

“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
Tags: , , , , ,

“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