The flame

Burn me baby
I’ve been here before
dragged right across your kitchen floor
like a dirty used mop I’ve cleaned up
got all that gunk deep under my skin
so burn me clean baby
make me blush
turn my skin red with rust
burn that metal to its core
until you don’t recognize
what you need me for
burn me baby
I’m so sick of being used
burn me honey
light the flame that makes it stop

Such a long time

I’ve been waiting such a long time
just to look into the mirror
to see my face again
to know that I’m still here
I’ve been waiting such a long time
a long time just to see
if my sins have changed me
or if I’m still clean
have I lost myself dear
to this bitterness
can I still repent if this is all there is
I’ve been waiting such a long time
but in the end it’s me
the face within the mirror
sins and eyes complete

Dirty floors

I don’t want to speak no more
keep finding words left on the floor
context riddled with excuses
half hearted and most obtuse when
I don’t want to clean them up
don’t want to speak
I’ve had enough
no one listens
no one cares
my floors are dirty
too many words to share

Turning right

I don’t think we’re going right
turning black straight into night
I don’t know just where to turn
we keep smoking the stick still burns
the smoke it does get it in your eyes
burning quite red into white
I don’t think we’re moving clean
the world does not yet know the mean
we keep smoking the stick still burns
I don’t think the car will turn
the road goes black the smoke is right
I don’t think it’ll cost tonight

Precious little

I’ve got precious little left in me
too much haunted for you to see
a house abandoned years ago
the wood all molded from the snow
broken windows eyes unclean
cannot speak to shame
just speak to dream
sing of all that once had been
precious little time that is
too much broken too much dead
shattered in the molded shed
a manor once never again
I’ve got precious left to give

Take away

Take the spite away
take the rage I cage
I just want to feel
relief from what’s not real
all my life I ponder
thought at once I’d wander
drive until I sleep
somewhere new and free
chained myself by fear
faith I thought held dear
but all my words were empty
I wish I had the time
memory of wine
blood that kept me clean
take away the screams
keep the shame at bay
Oh Lord I feel insane

Always clean

I don’t want to drink today
I just want to sleep
keep the demons all at bay
keep the monsters clean
never forget the drinks we made
never forget the promises
I don’t want to think today
I just want the moments
life is living in the sky
never waking up
I just want to sleep all day
keep on dreaming on
I just want to dance and play
I just want to sleep
keep the monsters in my mind
never hidden but always clean