Hollow Bones

You started out a solemn soul
Eyes of sterling and wings of gold
Hollow bones filled with hope
Help to take you where you want to go

So you packed up all your things and went
But weight accompanies time well spent
The hollow spaces you once knew
Became heavy as you grew and grew

A burden it is to travel light
Not on the body, but on the mind 
Let it down every once in a while
Come back home after mile after mile

Fill your books with 
Pressed plants and poetry
Empty your heart of the things that you’ve seen 

But don’t let me keep you
I know you have soaring to do
Just please don’t let go of me
Through all of the things that you see
I always knew you would leave
Right now I’m just trying to find peace
Just promise you will stay true
But do not let me keep you

Just promise you will return 
And tell of all the things you’ve learned 
But don’t let me keep you
I don’t know what I’ll do

Holiday

The chilling of the breeze on a holiday
Sanctuary comes as a labor of love
Taking in a breath, I feel a mile away
But as the moments come you are always enough

The comfort of a friend when I’m feeling grey
Happiness will come through the labors of love
Leisure feels like waste when there’s so much at stake
The feeling tells me lies of what I’m capable of

But healing comes
In the shape of how we’re loved
And healing comes
By way of how we love

Since the fever of my youth and in my searching for
I have been enticed by the feeling of love
A whisper, then a scream, I hear my heart call out
Begging for sign, a word, from someone above

The poisons of my pride ask me to run and hide
Shadows start to play when I step out of love
Be tender, draw me near, something hurts inside
I’m trying not to fear the idea of love

But healing comes
In the shape of how we’re loved
And healing comes
By way of how we let ourselves love

Wonder

The way the moon the sings when dusk turns into evening
The way the tide moves when it will rise and fall to meet me
The way that blue looks, the way we try to pin it down
The way the stars seem to always turn us inside out

And I wonder how any of these things
Led up to me

The way the sky bleeds when water becomes too much to bear
The way that night seems to always touch us where we scar
The way mountains kneel at the oceans feet
The way that I know without a doubt that you love me

And I wonder how any of these things
Led up to me
I wonder how any of these things
Could be
And I wonder how among all of these things
I am me

Before

I never knew how to say this
I never really knew what to do
But now I think I’ve finally found the answer
And now I think I know the answers you

And I can feel it on the tips of my fingers
Now I know I’m free

Before I met you I was stuck in midnight
A streak of starlight caught in a blur
But now I see you and time stands still
And now I’m tryna tell you how I feel

Cause you are in the tips of my fingers
All I touch is new

It’s hard to believe what you can’t see
It makes you question your sanity
But in my eyes there is nothing more true
I wanna spend all my days on you

I’ve never laughed this hard before
I’ve never sang this loud before
Since I found you at my door
I’ve never danced like this before

I’ve never smiled this bright before
I’ve never felt this light before
All I can say is I want more
I’ve never felt this joy before

All I can say is I want more
I’ve never felt this joy before

Something Along the Lines Of

You were young
And yet you clung
To the cracks in the concrete of the past
Forced out of home
Roots ripped from places welcome
Your petals fell from around your neck

You rushed to gather them
But instead just scattered them
Deeper into the corners of the universe
Your name was thus written
On every planet and rock in space
But was nowhere on your heart

You’re something along the lines of
You don’t quite know what you’re made of

Insecurity will consume
Every crack every room
Unoccupied by sterling confidence
So practice shouting your name
And begin to claim
The parts of you left undiscovered

Hold tight to who you are
Because you never know
Who you’ll turn out to be
Tomorrow

You’re something along the lines of
You don’t quite know what you’re made of

That throbbing thing
At your core
Are words that you’ve never even heard before
But once you see
Yourself in love
You’ll understand what bones are made of

We’re something along the lines of
This time we know what we’re made of

We’re something along the lines of
This time we know what we’re made of

Open Book

I’ll write you a letter that you’ll keep
Every time you read it you’ll think
“That’s so sweet”
But you’ll keep it in your pocket
The words will fade and stamp fall off it
Unreplied

You’ll write me a poem in your head
It’ll be the loveliest thing you’ve
Ever said
But you’ll never get to tell me
Verses lost forgotten empty
Never read

We never seem to be on the same page
You’re flipping through so fast these days
And if you ever stop to ask me how I’ve been
I’ll remember those times, you loved me then
Those times, you loved me then

I’ll sing you a song that you’ll love
It won’t be about us but you’ll
Wish it was
You’ll play it while you sleep
Falling so much more deeply
Than I can go

We never seem to be on the same page
You’re flipping through so fast these days
And if you ever stop and wonder how I’ve been
Just remember those good times, I loved you then
Those times, I loved you then

And I will learn to let you go
In these times you never know
What you’ll force the past to hold
And I will hold onto hope
But in these times you never know
So I will learn to let you go

I know it’s always hard to say goodbye
I’m just sorry I took so much of your time

Smoke Doesn’t Sting So Bad

Ya know a cigarette
Seems like a good idea when you’re 20 years in
With nowhere left to go
It’s a hopeless life
When you look around and you realize
We’ve made the same mistakes
Time and time again
But I’m still breaking-in this skin

You know a good night’s sleep
Seems like a good idea when you’re neck deep
But the demons don’t understand
Yeah, they’re cut throat
You either sink or you swim
Baby, I know
I don’t stand a chance
But I’m still breaking-in this skin

Somehow we’ve survived
This long
Somehow we’ve survived
This long
We’ve survived
This long, this long
And somehow we’ll survive

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