LYRICS

 The Glowing Heart


All You Are to Me

Swallow me whole, don’t chew me up and spit me out
There’s no way that you can escape a single part of me
‘Cause you can kick and scream and claw and fight
But I’ll still drag you through the dirt
‘Cause that’s all you are to me
Well you used to be a piece of art that I could never name
‘Cause you were filled with things too beautiful to say
But now I flipped a switch and I cut you out
And I don’t give a shit what you care about
But it feels the same
Addiction pulls us, blinds us, beats us, calls us, gnaws us, finds us
And keeps this little life from being what it ought to be
But I won’t hesitate to give you up just to find another fix
‘Cause that’s all you are to me
Swallow me whole don’t chew me up and spit me out
There’s no way that you can escape a single part if me
‘Cause you can kick and scream and claw and fight
You can rip me to shreds, keep me up at night
Pile on the pleasure until it hurts
You can take me for every penny that I’m worth
Oh you can do your best to leave me worse, but I’ll still drag you through the dirt
‘Cause that’s all you are to me

Days
When I wake up I’m gonna run for miles
I’ll be back in a little while
And then I’ll write a page or so
Fill it with the things I know
Then I’ll straighten up my room
In case someone comes over soon
I’ll think of people that I love
Get on the phone and call ’em up
Maybe I’ll go out tonight and have some fun
Or stay up late watching old reruns
Read a book ’til I fall asleep
Or listen to something on repeat
Maybe I’ll get in the car and drive north instead
Do my best to get in her bed
‘Cause I spend my days trying to hold back doubt
And I spend my nights like they’re running out

Letters
Do you believe in something you cannot see
I don’t mean a man as flawed as you and me
I mean truth that changes names and faces
Do you feel like there should be a little more
Glow to everything you know
A closer meaning to the words we’re speaking
These are letters, they make up words
We put them together and that’s how we see the world
If you could say a word and make it true
I’d say love and it’d be how I feel for you
And you’d say water and drink it and the world would make sense
But instead I say fire and there is not
Anything in the word that makes a spark
Because my words were empty before they left me
I know you feel it, the way I feel
I know you feel it, I know you feel it too
If you held meaning in your hands
Do you think that you could make me understand
If you simply told me without letting me hold it
Or is it the best that we can do to approximate
Because every language fails in a different way
You could say it or sing it, create it or be it
You could love me or fight me, but you’d only touch upon it lightly
These are letters, they make up words
We put them together but there must be something better
These are letters, they make up words

We put them together and that’s how we see the world


Hadley
You were a beautiful thing I was proud to signify
For I am but an idea buried in your mind
I thought we were parts of the same that couldn’t be nullified
That if we put the comparison off our differences would subside
But then I realized that every thing I thought I knew
Wasn’t real, I can’t solve the world for you
When I don’t know it myself at all
Hadley, I followed you down, down to the field at night
Where you saw parts of yourself in the soft heather after-light
You said pain is a beautiful thing, desire the pull through life
And were we to ever fulfill it, we’d draw our last breath
But then I realized that every thing I thought I knew
Wasn’t real, I can’t solve the world for you
When I don’t know it myself at all

Love at Your Door
Each breath is a knock and you are the door
The hinges’ complaint, the groan of each creaking board
And Death, she wanders these halls like a resonant chord
Like a drain on the floor, longing to kiss the love she’s been waiting for
Flap your lungs; fly away, bird, become
Watch your edges blur and let your dissipating many dissolve into her
The faucet drips an infectious refrain
It’s calling your name, it’s calling your secret name
And it fills your thoughts ’til your mind works the same
Moments dripping away, collecting in pools by the drain
Flap your lungs; fly away, bird, become
Watch your edges blur and let your dissipating many
Let the echo in the halls that nearly untied you
Let the child that calls from deep inside you
Let your only-ness dissolve and give your kiss
To the lonely love beside you

The Runaround
Out walking alone, stumbling drunken at night; no, you are no son of mine
Out to make a mistake of a nod and a wave, taste the honey of a better kind
All dressed up to please, speaking silver with an earnest cause to any girl you find
But you keep moving on ’til you find that one with some value you can undermine
Then you see it through the night with an honest look in your eyes
‘Til you feel her shifting inside, then you give that girl the runaround
Then you see it through the night with an honest look in your eyes
‘Til you feel her shifting inside, tell her everything’s all right
Then you see it through the night with an honest look in your eyes
‘Til you feel her shifting inside, then you give that girl the runaround
See it through the night, then you give that girl the runaround
(Out walking alone, stumbling drunken at night; no, you are no son of mine)

Baby Bright
I’ve been all over this town, I’ve looked down, up, under and around
I’ve driven in south, seen the bay glitter with lights
I’ve walked up it’s hills, seen it dead in the night
But you’re the only person I’ve found
I don’t care what it takes, I don’t care how it sounds
I will figure it out
Have you come to see the sun glowing red at the edge of day
Feel the blush of it on your face, be the sky for a lover’s gaze
Have you quieted your fear, brought up joy to take its place
Seen your life for the better days, have you walked at a measured pace
Do you crawl in bed at night, think of me when you switch the light
Oh, my beauty; oh, my might
Oh, my beaming baby bright
It doesn’t take much ’til I’m fighting with friends
I dare you to do it, come on hit me again
But you always pull me aside, you take me by the hand
Look me in the eyes, make me understand
I should be a better man
Well, Honey, I’ll do my best, I will do what I can
At least that’s the plan
Have you come to see the sun glowing red at the edge of day
Feel the blush of it on your face, be the sky for a lover’s gaze
Have you quieted your fear, brought up joy to take its place
Seen your life for the better days, have you walked at a measured pace
Do you crawl in bed at night, think of me when you switch the light
Oh, my beauty; oh, my might
Oh, my beaming baby bright

Better to Swim
Can you measure the good inside of yourself when someone offers you something you want
Do you take it and run without looking back or do you take a loss, do you take a loss
Is it better to stay where you built yourself better to hold on to something you’ve got
Or better to swim when you don’t know if you’ll make it across, will I make it across
Should I stand strong where I am, try as hard as I can or turn into something I’m not
To be who I want and forget about the person I lost, the person I’ve lost
Is it better to have to choose or to have it all, better to yearn or to find your content
Or better to see them inside of each other, embrace or let go, to know or forget
And when life hands itself to you tenderly, will you draw it into your breast
Or quietly weep as it offers you it’s best

The Throne
Who am I, what did I do so wrong
Who am I, what did I say so long ago that sparked you
To burn up, to burn out, to pack up, to move out
Who am I
Simple things like the wrong song in the grocery store
Fill my eyes with all of my intentions
And I well up, but the well’s dry, so I light up and I don’t try
To escape
The throne of being alone, into which you’re born
It won’t fill you with the sense of worth of something you worked for
But you were careless with it, you thought all of this would just fall into place on its own
All I see is a girl in rubber boots
Catching frogs in a wet suit, shoving them in pop bottles
And leaving them in the sun to die
Then she cries
The throne of being alone, into which you’re born
It won’t fill you with the sense of worth of something you worked for
But you were careless with it, you thought all of this shit would just fall into place on its own
Well, let me tell you, you’ve got another thing coming to you

Not What We Agreed
You may think that people live alone, that we all die alone, so why try
But I don’t buy into that lack of consequence, that painful ignorance is not mine
But then there’s you and what am I to do when all the hurt you feel becomes mine
Honey, you’ve got to try
This is not what we agreed, this is not what we agreed upon
You don’t have to live your life alone

Center of Our Lives
As we get further from the fire, cool into our molded shapes
We learn more about ourselves, find it more difficult to change
But I can see you in the distance and you’re headed my way
And it fills me with the notion that we are more or less the same
So when you come to be taken and muster all the strength you have
I will draw you up a bath, tell you to take the time you planned
Remind you that all water is holy and to be the best that you want only
And it will fill you with the notion of a life that we could have
That thought will echo through the years, run through the center of our lives
We’ll see it written in the world, see it with confidence and pride
And you will laugh and I will smile, because we’d seen it all the while
All around the twine that ties us, that keeps us rooted to the ground
So when I lay down to die, as I dissipate
Crack and crumble away, crying tears of joy and pain
You’ll see the glowing heart inside me and how you amplified me
Take me whole and know me rightly, and our truth will be displayed
That we were basically the same

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