When Breath Becomes Visible

A broken heart
A confused mind
Another battle and you’ve survived
But all that’s left is your spirit

Never again
You tell yourself
What’s the use in fighting anymore
When you’re the only one who’s bleeding?

The air swells with the voices of oblivion
The sound of water filling lungs
But your place was never among those
Lost torn and shattered souls
I will wait for you to surface
I will wait for you to surface

…You will break the surface.

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A Letter West

I thought you were beautiful
And I guess I still do
Truth be told
I hoped your promises were meaningful
So I let myself be fooled
Too easily

I guess I miss your voice in the mornings
And the way you’d call my name
But the silence doesn’t sting like it used to
So I guess I didn’t need you after all
No, I guess I didn’t need you after all

You shone for me like a beacon
And sometimes just the fact of you
Would keep me whole
Your heart may be a legend
But it was never meant for me
And I should’ve known

I guess that I still think of you too often
And I’ve got my regrets
But my fingers don’t remember like they used to
So I guess I didn’t need you after all
No, I guess I didn’t need you after all

You don’t haunt my dreams like you used to
So I guess I didn’t need you after all
No, I guess I didn’t need you after all

Driving Song

Tear away at the fading sunset
Pull your hair back from your eyes
Night escapes from its liquid prison
Drowns my world in a pair of headlights

Leave the light on by the phone
On broken knees I’m coming home
The clock is crying out despair
Still too far if I’m not there

Another hundred miles and I’ll be home
Another hundred miles and I’ll be home
Another hundred miles and I’ll be home
Another hundred miles and I’ll be…

Will you wake?

And if I sleep, I’ll sleep the sleep of angels
Steal my peace of mind from your eyes
I’ve waited so long just to see your face
To sweep your hair back from your eyes

Another hundred miles and I’ll be home
Another hundred miles and I’ll be home
Another hundred miles and I’ll be home
Another hundred miles and I’ll be…