The Earth Stood Still

It’s hard to make peace with change

When all your skin has aged

Friends have gone away

Do you pray that the words you say

Will make the return?

Dusk will extinguish the day

With your hair that’s black and grey

Your final resting place

With a headstone that’s been misplaced

Stained glass and widowed birds

Reflect what you’ve learned for the first time

That you won’t be around

Direct me so that you will be mine

Don’t be my sweet little let down

What stays buried with the withered and weak

Old secrets and permanent sleep

Crumbled bones and unopened eyes

Broken clocks with useless lies

The day the earth stood still

Reflect what you learned for the second time

That you won’t be around

Direct me so that you will be mine

Don’t be my sweet little let down

My sweet little let down


Vanish

Let’s try to keep an eye focused on

All the time that goes by

Because I’ve spent too much

And I’ve wasted enough of yours

I’m sure you are too busy to put the phone down

To try and enjoy yourself

Once this passes the moments gone

The moments gone

Everyone will vanish in your hometown

While you will be the one who never backed out

You wonder why we are all broken down

We fell so far behind

We repent and judge

But we have waited long enough

To know that

You can’t put a price on a piece of mind

So try to become aware

Because once this passes the moments gone

The moments gone

You used to hear the whispers through the hallway

Now every time you walk through the sound delays

You used to hear the whispers through the hallway

Everyone will vanish in your hometown

While you will be the one who never backed out


Frustrated

They can see you’re not the same you have grown tired

There will be no one to blame you have to re-wire

The way you lived before is so outdated

Everyone around can tell you’re so frustrated

When I’m with you the sky seems brighter

Just lend me your ears when you grow tired

I want to be around so that you can hear the sound

You can only truly endear in complete alliance

They have seen what you became so uninspired

What will you need to say to be admired?

The way you act right now is so overrated

Everyone can tell you’re so frustrated

I’m restless and outspoken

I’ve watched the words fall from my hands

Create me from a fracture

Was I made from pieces of a broken man?

Please will you pull me away dear

Please will you pull me away

Please will you pull me away dear

And take me to a better place

When I’m with you the sky seems brighter

Just lend me your ears when you grown tired

I want to be around around so that you can hear the sound

You can only truly endear in complete alliance


Kenopsia

The crowds used to gather here

Year after year

Now you have an eerie feeling

You’re the last one around

In this one horse town

You are the only one kneeling

You can hear the trees sway

When you used to hear kids say

I am sure am hopeful for the future

Will we ever believe in each other?

You would never leave behind your brothers

Will we ever believer in each other?

Look at me face to face now

So how do I think about this place?

Day after day

I wonder what is so appealing

And when you’re feeling down

In this old ghost town

You will stare at the ceiling

And wonder who you could have been

But every now and then

You look around

Save yourself the torture

Will we ever believe in each other?

You would never leave behind your brothers

Will we ever believer in each other?

Look at me face to face now


Living a Phrase

It’s so hard to try and move on when

Every word your speaking has no effect

To everyone around who said they were listening

Clearly had their ears closed to some respect

It feels like I’ve been living this decade

With nothing I have to show for (nothing I can show for)

With all my empty pockets and promises

I’ve clearly thrown my hands up for the last time

You are what you do you are not what you say

When you’ve done so much to live off a phrase

You start to wonder if you’ll make it out alive

It seems that I have hidden in silence

Everything that I believed in…what did I believe in?

All of my fears of the wicked and wonderful

Are sitting behind these closed doors for the last time

You are what you do and not what you say

When you’ve done so much to live

You are what you do and not what you say

When you’ve done so much to live off a phrase

You start to wonder if you’ll make it out alive


Shiver

If ignorance is bliss than you must be content

Escaping to the thoughts that attempt to deliver

Turn your back to those with good intent

Will there ever be a time you do not shiver?

You are watching the same fall

You thought no one would notice

You thought no one would care

There’s always someone willing to help you

But no one can if you don’t share

Because today are you willing to give the world away

The one that spins in the other direction

The day will come when you want to explain

Your need for love and affection

The pictures in your mind you used to paint

Sitting all alone down by the river

Hanging by the threads you can’t undo

No thoughts to keep you warm you will not shiver

You are watching the same fall


Hypnotist

Close your eyes and go to sleep

This time you will surely dream

You might just have to look around

When you see you will be sure

Things aren’t always what they seem

This time you will surely see

When you’re ready to settle down

You will hear the sound of her

The sound of her

You’ll be back when I count to ten

I really don’t want to start over again

I have seen your face before

Lying down across the floor

I can feel the cold air

As your reflection stands there

Now your voice is wearing thin

I really don’t want to start over again

Here I rest it’s after ten

I don’t know where and I don’t know when

How to begin

It’s been too long since I’ve been gone and

How does this end?

I think it’s time for me to let you go now

I have seen your face before

Lying down across the floor

I can feel the cold air

As your reflection stands there

You’ll be gone when I count to ten

I never thought I would be alone again

I never thought I would be alone again


Belittled

Are you tired of being belittled?

You’ve been pushed all the way to the back

And now you’re stuck somewhere in the middle

With no plan of attack

It will take everything to move forward

But remember to stay on track

Don’t distract your way to the bottom

Living for a love you won’t get back

You’re reluctant and tired

From a lack of desire

You’ve been criticized around

Caught living with your face down in the dirt

Are you tired of being belittled?

Like a person who was down on their luck

Have you signed a deal with the devil

From the last nerve you struck

It will take everything you once had

So that you can move ahead

Don’t drown yourself in the bottle

From a love that you misread

You’re reluctant and tired

From a lack of desire

You’ve been criticized around

Caught living with your face down in the dirt

You won’t believe in

Others and how you treat them

You’re reluctant and tired

From a lack of desire

You’ve been criticized around

Caught living with your face down in the dirt


Drop the Crown

Turn around and realize there are loved ones that are here to hold

There comes a time and reason why you have to face what you’ve been told

Will you stand down

and drop the crown

A pride I wish you never held

You will stand out

From the unfaithful crowd

A place you knew you didn’t belong

There was a fire inside that used to burn

Now all that’s left are the ashes

There was a dire song we used to sing

Now all that remains are the pieces


All We Have

It’s not all that bad but it’s not all that great

When you’re learning to live for what you create

Will you be all that glad

Will it be worth the wait

Are you wasting your time on those you can’t relate?

Broken bodies will make you bite the hand that doesn’t feed you

It’s hard to grown

When you don’t plant the seed

It can not be that bad

When you have time to prove

That it can not be that bad

Unless you are the one to choose

It’s not all that great but it’s not all that bad

Live for today but forget what you had

Remember the times you had nothing to give

You’ll never be the type to die and let live

Broken bodies despise empty hands with fuller minds

All you’ll ever know

What they may never see

It can not be that bad

When you have time to prove

That it can not be that bad

Unless you are the one to choose

It can not be that bad

Will it always be?

It can not be that bad

Will it always be?


Open Your Eyes

How do you sleep?

When the pain is real

Another walk through

Just an average day

You can’t tell a soul

They won’t understand

What you’ve been through

You missed a lifetime

All I ever wanted was to make you feel

All I ever needed was to have you here

When you’re in the deep

It’s easy to conceal

The love that you had

Was never real

The thoughts that you may have

Will make you understand

That you may never

Have another chance

All I ever wanted was to make you feel

All I ever needed was to have you here

All I ever wanted was to make you feel

All I ever needed was to have you by my side

I will never leave you with pain or fear

I will never stay to give you hope my dear

I won’t ever believe you, you’ll be back again

I won’t ever trust what you’re worth when

You will never open your eyes

Open your eyes