Leave the light on

They leave the light on
cannot tell you what they think
they cry for hours
even when they’re fast asleep
they never tire
they never grow quite used to this
they leave the light on
but they’re always stuck inside the abyss
the darkness consumes
eats them up before it’s over
they leave the light
hope they’ll see it over their shoulder
but it’s black here
the darkness all but overwhelming
they leave the light on
it’s always there for the taking

Come after

I don’t see into the dark
blinded by the night
turning from the shadows burn
into the breaking twilight
got myself in bleeding times
got myself alive
burning from the darkness
trying to find the light
I don’t see into the dark
I cannot read the shadows
turning from its ill regard
I begin to shatter
cannot look into the night
the light does not come after

jewelry box

Sitting in my jewelry box
cannot think
can’t get the top off
music doesn’t play no more
the gears they do not turn the cords
the jewelry is lost
the wooden panels all but burnt
sitting in my jewelry box
the world it fails to turn
spin like once it did so bright
golden box it filled with light
sitting in this darkness now
the glitters lost my soul still bound

Time and starlight

I got the time
but ain’t got no motivation
seeing starlight
in the eyes of my vacation
distant dream and melody
that’s got me going mad
I got the time
but ain’t got nothing left to eat
cannot sit around and sleep
nothing left beneath my feet
I see starlight in the eyes of what I need
keeping close the very far away things
ain’t got nothing but the motivation leaves
talking up the type of things that I can’t breathe
seeing visions in the mirror I can’t see
ain’t got no time before it ends
or so to speak
ain’t got a dime in my pocket I can keep
in debt I only know that starlight bleeds
keeping you ain’t no closer to me

Under wings

Keep me under wings
keep me so I can’t run
find a place to hide
where I cannot see the sun
hide my eyes from everything
that conceives in light
keep me under wings
so I cannot fight
keep me in your embrace
keep me underfoot
I don’t want to stray
don’t know how to be good

Let me out

Let me out
I don’t want to be here
clinging to the cold earth
feeding from the soil
I don’t want to be beneath
underneath the ground
I don’t want to breathe again
until I get the out
free me from the bitterness
of living in my grave
take me out from underneath
let me see the day

Purple flower

Wilting like a purple flower
dying in the shadow’s hour
you’ll get mad neglect to water
forget that you should even bother
patterns turn across the floor
the light it dies it feeds no more
almost knock the vase down
dying flower does fall out
as the darkness begins to taste
the flower petals wilt and fade
purple turns to a pale white
thank you for your passing light