Never Get Close

What’s it going to be
It’s still the morning
Choices at your feet
Don’t hide
You can’t hide

But the language that they speak..
Your tongue gets twisted
And your game is weak
And you can’t lie
You won’t lie

‘False love
Nothing here but false love’
Nothing that you dreamed of
Nothing that you need

You, reckoning defeat
But I remember you with the bit between your teeth
And the light
In your eyes

..in all your malady
Show me the fervour
Show me the heat
When the night
Was in our sights

But you say..

‘False love
There’s nothing here but false love’
Nothing that you dream of
Nothing that that you need
But real love;
If you’re holding out for ‘Real Love’
You’ll be yearning as the nights blur into days;
Is this everything you wait for?

These unbending rules
Will keep you in this room
Quarantined and true
And they’ll never get close to you
These unbending rules
Will keep you in this gloom
Quarantined and true
But they can’t get close

(So) What’s it going to be?
I’ve seen you naked
I’ve seen you weak
With every confession
That you can’t compete
I hear an echo
Inside of me
I know those shadows
And how they creep
I feel the devils always biting at your feet
I know the distance from the company you keep
The isolation
With which you sleep

These unbending rules
Keep you in this room
Quarantined and true
And they’ll never get close to you
May they never get close to you

.......................

This Dark Matter

Take no photographs
keep no trace
bring no judgement here
let's all make mistakes
a fox hole, safe zone
some place that we can go
a sliver or a crack unknown
with no recrimination

Do what you want to me
but tell me no lies
what form, what animal do you hide
show me your violence
let me feel your tenderness
all the things that tear you apart
the love and the damage in your bitter black heart

Don't you hide away..

you wanted to escape
I wanted to get closer
you wanted to escape..

this dark matter we dare not show
buried in the sinew and the blood & bone
coming over when you lose control
that's what i'm after but you won't let go
so show me your shame
show me your bile
the bitter taste of your desire
I'll hold fast
I won't tire
so don't you hide away

 

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Doldrums

Been trying to thread the needle again
Trying to play my devils at their very own game
I tug and I tussle on a gordian noose
Boxing my shadow but it's still no use

Fare these doldrums
Till some light comes around
Hope that I'll be found

I want to be all that you need
But all that you find is the ghoul in me
With clouds in my vision, noise in my ears
Our arms entwine but I'm far from here, so far

Fare these Doldrums
Till your love comes around
Trust that we'll be found
No promise that we'll found

Most come home, most return
But what they've seen never gets learned
Some are forgot, marooned alone
Lost to the waters where they don't belong

Where only doldrums
Beat like an old drum
Wait till the tide comes around
and sink without a sound

.............

All Your Own

It started with a seed
And so it grew..
At first she was the weaker of the two
I set you on a pedestal of my design
I tried to keep her but she came to know her mind
You call it freedom
I'll call it loss
Though they tell me it's the natural course
Why can't i keep you on the starting blocks
Always starting
 
On your own
No one else around
What are you going to be when we next meet?
I'll be grinding gears
And this fortune down
But you'll be all your own
 
It started with a seed
and so it grew
at first you were the weaker of the two
I set you on a pedestal of my design
I tried to keep you but you came to know your mind
You call it freedom
I'll call it loss
Though they tell me it's a necessary cost
Why can't i keep you on the starting block
Always starting, starting.
 
On your own; no one else around
What are you going to be when we next meet?
I'll be grinding gears
And this fortune down
But you'll be

All your own
 
I tried to keep you
But you always knew your mind.

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Stitched Hearts

A simple solace
A plaintive peace
Keep in by your side
Low and
Close to your chest
For stitched hearts and
Tattered tongues
Know no rest

Wounds bound tight
Dressed in excess
Spun in sugared whirl
Trussed in our armatures
The games that we devise
The laws that we defy
The warring over love
For any kind of touch
Until we come undone
Undone

.............

Farther

The words are with you from the moment that you wake;
'Don't assume your love is a season that never fades
I know you've got that fire in your belly but we’ve seen that quenched with age
Out like a flickering flame'

To let history
These black prophesies
Keep us under lock and key.

Now when the lights are out
And it's you I'm thinking of...
Could you feel farther?

Could you feel farther?

These are the words with you from the moment that you wake
'Don't believe your love is a beauty that cannot taint..
Today you’ve got desire in your belly but we know that sometimes strays
Love; the ficklest thing'

But come back to me
You don't have to believe this
All our fears are just received

I don’t know how
But it’s written in your brow
And it keeps you from the hear and now

And when the lights are low
And it's you I'm reaching for
Could you feel farther?

Could you feel farther?

Who speaks the words
To make us falter so?

When the lights are low
And it's you I'm reaching for
When the lights are low
We touch but we can't get close

Could you feel farther?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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