He's seen me at my worst, knows me better than any book, hands-down dragged me head-first, speechless when he gives me that look We were always leaving, catching each other out the door, never saw him coming, I crashed right through the floor, yes, no, and maybes, and have I seen you here before Images waiting on words with nothing left to say, we were staring at each other, blank looks on our face, unreadable expressions, we couldn't turn away A landscape of us when the words won't come, an infinity when the limits of love are none.
Saying goodbye has only broken my heart about a dozen times so I started saying goodnight Let's do it again turned into asking for one more time, begging for another ride He was teaching me how to fly, I was learning how to cry I remember waking up and taking off, wondering if I could have ever held him enough.
This is how an angel cries, walking home under neon lights, on the corner, a man screams into his phone, whatever it takes, just bring her home Frost on all the windows, shops closing up for the night, still a long way to go, but she's not going home tonight This is how an angel cries, walking home under neon lights, on the corner, a girl in all the wrong clothes screams into her phone, please pick me up and take me home And it's a travelled road if you've been here before, all the freedom in the world with no place to go, running until you run out of road.
His face between my hands, asking for one more dance, hoping this night won't end Wandering through a reverie, absorbed by the revelry, lost in his eyes again, the room turns as we spin The park at dusk, his arm, my touch, the song in my soul, the way breathing comes so natural in solitude and peace, my heart, his sleeve, dazed by the memories Lamps lit by one spark, at home before dark, long drives and small talk, daylight fading into night stars Dandelion wishes around bonfires, kissing in the kitchen and long-held desires, the truth comes out between my lips, I am in love, that's what this is...
Staring into a black abyss, scared to fall, still jumping in, never thought to dream of this, feel him move when gravity shifts He was the one exception, standing on a precipice, every bone in my body trying to hold back the wind Unraveling threads from the web I weaved, walking along the edge on the Cliffs of Insanity Hiding behind pretty words with a face that would terrify the world Smothered the flames of infatuation, took the journey before I had a destination Eviscerated every thought, every memory from my mind suggesting an alternate ending Hanging off the side of a precipice, feel the rock crumbling, slipping right through my fingertips.
Sleepy eyes looking for yours in a crowded room, making the most out of what we've been handed, reaching for low hanging fruit back-to-back, then in each other's faces, but we're still standing, your name right next to mine, if the walls could talk and the hills had eyes hearts still still breaking, cracking under the strain, hearts worth saving while we remain the same; new towns, new places, a familiar refrain: when everything changes, we remain the same.
Everything has changed, even though my hands still shake, remember it all like it was yesterday no ceiling to stop us, flying limitless, needing space to breathe so we wouldn't suffocate, memories washed away with the rain Explosive emotions ready to detonate; every second in heaven a lifetime on Earth; ordinary words leaving scars where they burned branded on my naked soul the games we played and the high we chased: falling fast, falling hard, falling too late Quelling a desert thirst, an endless search to remain as this when all we've ever known was limitless.
In the Woods
I took him down, a sinking ship, a crashing plane; thought I had everything, a Phoenix rising from the ashes in the flames Made my bed, I'll sleep in it, ran with the wolves, still feeding them, Little Red Riding Hood walking through the woods alone, curiosity takes you places you should never go, out here on my own Can't make all I done wrong make the punishment fit the crime, thought I did my time, used to wake up screaming his name in the middle of the night Every day the same, every day I die, would have come back swinging every time, but I'm losing the fight Can't get over what you don't understand, can't miss what you never had; out in the open, nowhere to go, in plain sight, no place to call home.
He made a heart that could break, gave me something to protect that wasn't mine to take; it's a cruel joke living in a man's world, two minds living in a body I call my own Tell me what to do with this body of mine, punishment for the way I write, two sides living a split life nowhere to turn; it's raining fire and brimstone on the city tonight, a comedy threatening to collapse into tragedy at any time.
The breeze still stings where you kissed my cheek, the ground is still warm where you buried me Our talks grew shorter the more we had to say, promises for tomorrow fading into yesterdays I wrote a dozen suicide notes masquerading as love letters, stripped down to the bones pretending I was getting better Until I slipped through the cracks, past the point of no return, without a way back; nothing remains to burn Committed my heart to paper, scrawls becoming scars across the page, the sun never coming out until later, promises for a new day Lonely hearts in jars, dreams dashed out on the floor, too far from home to know who I am anymore The language of love letters tied to a death sentence, words strung together with casual indifference a world too blind to see what holds me together ties you to me, the way you would watch me fall asleep until the only word I can cry is: safety, please The only place where I lay my head at night with secrets too deep to confide, the world too big, the lights too bright for someone like me to hide Limping home after kicking too hard, broken bones after falling too far, pure black fading into the perfect hue, every inch of my body colored in the deepest shade of indigo blue Love letters embedded in fine ink on my skin of lessons learned and the life I've lived, a whole galaxy within a single fingerprint.
Reeled me in with his movie- star good looks, turned my life black and white overnight, a silent film noir Tones me down, removes the color, takes my breath away, holds me down, mutes the sound, gets me through the day A remedy for the impurity stuck within my soul; plagued by a world too loud, he shuts the voices out when I don't which way to go.
The memories come in so fast crashing in on me, replaying back, pulling me in with the riptide, a pirate flag waves in the wind, there's treachery on the sea It's a crowded room with people I've never seen, objects in motion waiting for time to freeze; couple's dance, faces pass, we're sneaking out the back He's a renaissance man with the Midas touch, everything turns to gold in his hand; I'm trying to be the flame, not the moth, but he's all bite and no bark He's driving slow taking me home, one hand on my knee, walks me up to the door, I'm standing on tiptoe to kiss him in the dark, heels have never been my thing; he's a gentleman with ideas from another century, left me standing there in my skin-tight jeans Showed his true face from the first day; it's a new age, things will never be the same; made me a believer, taught me a language I couldn't speak, tore right through me like the holes in my jeans Leaves the room just to see if I'll follow, and you know I will; waits for me to catch him just to tell me to hold still... and you know I will I'm paying the price for every woman alive who killed a man they couldn't revive, Ophelia floating on the riptide He'll hold me under until I'm begging on my knees to hear those precious words: you'll never find someone like me and you know I won't; I used to wear the crown, but now I'm the goat Sharks in the water, all out for blood, but he's the only one; I'll drown before I let anyone else take me home He'll take his time with the slow burn until I lose my mind or get pulled under with the riptide.