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Cooped up in your room again
Lighting up and venting through the air shafts
that know all the escapes
Disguising a depth you'd never let out
You'd sooner smoke the thoughts away
Your past calls to you
Ghosts of the lost years haunt you
Sometimes you let me in
but you back off then and let those moments fade
shrouding them in fixed oblivion

We're getting closer these days
and I wish I could be the light at the end of this tunnel
but you're driving still, don't know where you're going still
Too many turns still ahead

Something starts when they arrive
You smile at the strangest times
Sugar-eyed you talk so sweet
But all the angels only lose their wings
You see what festers underneath
So you turn away
and I wish I could be the dawn to end this night
but you're sleeping still, letting dreams carry you until
you don't wake up anymore

You're so confounded
Turned off by your surroundings
so corrupt and nothing like the world you wish this was
I wanna show you there's still beauty in this godforsaken place
maybe not the common kind
maybe not what you had in mind

So you probably think I'm scared
but I'm just self-aware and staying safe at bay
but I would wrap myself around you
if I knew that's what you wanted
assure you 'til you knew it was okay


from It's Always the Quiet One, released March 27, 2012



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