My buddy Josh from Streetlight Fire is going to create a new song with my lyrics soon. Here are the words, if anyone cares.
I was screaming all by myself.
Gritted teeth all down to hell.
The veins in my arms spelled
some unfavorable words while
my heart gave into the world.
As soon as the news rolled off her tongue,
I felt a car’s weight against my lungs.
And for once I really felt like giving up.
I almost gave up.
I sang ‘til I reached a dry heave;
'til every cell of energy left me.
Until the sounds ricocheted from my inner lining
off to her side of this lonely sea. I am fading.
Giving in to giving out.
My tonsils caught up in swallowed doubts.
Every syllable in my stomach crawled up to my throat
and she heard the worst of words through the harshest of notes.
As I watched the dry scotch spill off her tongue,
I felt our vocal cords bein’ wrung.
Mustn’t drag ourselves through this mud ever again.
Head versus heart?
No, the real war
is which side to take,
which hemisphere of your brain.