this is what happens when talented people don't let 3+ other writers fuck up their songs
actually take the time and read it all before you get the big mad
this isn't shading anyone in particular but i said what i said
(could've included more but it would be book length lmao)
"While you were out building other worlds, where was I?
Where's that man who'd throw blankets over my barbed wire?
I made you my temple, my mural, my sky
Now I'm begging for footnotes in the story of your life"
"Drawing hearts in the byline
Always taking up too much space or time
You assume I'm fine but what you do if I...
Break free and leave us in ruins?
Took this dagger in me and removed it?
Gained the weight of you then lose it?
Believe me, I could do it"
"How's one to know? I 'd meet you where the spirit meets the bones. In a faith forgotten land.
In from the snow, your touch brought forth an incandescent glow, tarnished but so grand."
"My pain fits in the palm of your freezing hand"
"I wish to know the fatal flaw that makes you long to be magnificently cursed"
"If I can't relate to you anymore then who am I related to?"
"Do you miss the rogue who coaxed you into paradise and left you there?
Will you forgive my soul when you're too wise to trust me and too old to care?"
"I'm like the water when your ship rolled in that night.
Rough on the surface but you cut through like a knife."
"Lost in your current like a priceless wine"
"I don't like that falling feels like flying till the bone crush"
"My mind turns your life into folklore, I can't dare to dream about you anymore"
"You booked the night train for a reason.
So you could sit there in this hurt.
Bustling crowds or silent sleepers.
You're not sure which is worse."
"Your heart was glass, I dropped it"
"Your Midas touch on the Chevy door.
November flush and your flannel cure."
"How evergreen, our group of friends
Don't think we'll say those words again
And soon they'll have the nerve to deck the halls that we once walked through"
"I never was ready so I watch you go.
Sometimes you just don't know the answer
Til someone's on their knees and asks you
'She would've made such a lovely bride what a shame she's fucked in the head', they said.
But you'll find the real thing instead.
She'll patch up your tapestry that I shred"
"Should've kept every grocery store receipt, cause every scrap of you would be taken from me"
"Now I'm waiting by the phone, like I'm sitting in an airport bar"
"And the skeletons in both our closets plotted hard to fuck this up"
"Now you hang from my lips like the gardens of Babylon. With your boots beneath my bed, forever is the sweetest con"
"I was dancing when the music stopped.
And in the disbelief, I can't face reinvention"
"There is happiness.
Past the blood and bruise,
Past the curses and cries,
Beyond the terror in the nightfall,
Haunted by the look in my eyes that would've loved you for a lifetime,
Leave it all behind
And there is happiness"
"But now my eyes leak acid rain on the pillow where you used to lay your head"
"I wait by the door like I'm just a kid
Use my best colors for your portrait
Lay the table with the fancy shit
And watch you tolerate it.
If it's all in my head tell me now
Tell me I've got it wrong somehow
I know my love should be celebrated
But you tolerate it"