WHAT IT IS TO BURN

01. New Beginnings
02. Letters To You
03. Post Script
04. Grey Matter
05. Perfection Through Silence
06. Awake
07. Without You Here
08. Stay With Me
09. Project Mayhem
10. Untitled
11. Three Simple Words
12. Ender
13. What It Is To Burn

NEW BEGINNINGS

hand me downs and photographs 
spread across the floor 
a broken record spins in circles 
she can’t listen anymore 
she’s turned around a thousand times 
she set that bridge afire 

but did you wanna listen 
you took the world with you 
so what is left?
so what is left for me?

i called you on the phone again
just the other day 
it sounds to me you found your place
and everything is great

but did you wanna listen
you took the world with you
so what is left?
so what is left for me?

but did you wanna listen
you took the world with you 
so what is left?
so what is left for me?

[i’ve tried]
so hard to figure out 
[why]
no explanation keeps me waiting 
[thats fine]
because i know you won’t forget 
[i know]
even if the story is over
[i know]
is over
[i know]
is over

but did you wanna listen 
you took the world with you 
so what is left for me?
so what is left for me?

[what’s left for me]

but did you wanna listen 
you took the world with you 
so what is left?
so what is left for me?

[what’s left for me]
but did you wanna listen 
you took the world with you 
so what is left for me?
so what is left for me?

[i’ve tried]

LETTERS TO YOU

can’t you see 
that i wanna be 
there with open arms 
It’s empty tonight 
and i’m all alone 
Get me through this one

Do you notice i’m gone? [i’m gone]
Where do you run to so far [far] away? 
I want you to know that I miss you, I miss you so 
I want you to know that I miss you, I miss you so 

I’m writing again 
these letters to you 
aren’t much I know 
but i’m not sleeping 
and you’re not here 
the thought stops my heart 

do you notice i’m gone? [i’m gone]
where do you run to so far [far] away? 
I want you to know that I miss you I miss you so 
I want you to know that I miss you I miss you so 

{no more looking i’ve found home}
I want you to know that I miss you I miss you so 
(wooooooooooooooooooooooooooo)
I want you to know that I miss you I miss you so 
(wooooooooooooooooooooooooooo)
I want you to know that I miss you I miss you so 
(wooooooooooooooooooooooooooo)
I want you to know that I miss you I miss you so 
(wooooooooooooooooooooooooooo)

I’ve gone away
{i miss you so}
I’ve gone away

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POST SCRIPT

I wish it didn’t hurt 
hurt like this
to say these things to you

I’ll sacrifice one moment
for one truth

if we get through tomorrow
then we’ll be fine [then we’ll be fine]
We’ll wait for forever 
[and see how close we get]

it’s just another day
one more chance
to get this right
I’ll sacrifice forever
please just for tonight

if we get through tomorrow
then we’ll be fine [then we’ll be fine]
We’ll wait forever 
[and see how close we get, we get]

the worst is over for now
take a breath now let it out
the worst is over for now
take a breath now let it out
the worst is over for now

GREY MATTER

[bite the tongue, to live with what you’ve done]
[it’s so good]
[it’s so good]
[lie to myself while I lie with myself]
[it’s Monday and it’s raining]
[it’s Sunday in the sun]
[it’s so good, but]

would it be so bad
if you were to pretend, that you were so happy?
keep it to yourself, don’t let the secret go
if you were so willing
but

let’s pray for this suicide
and all these pictures falling down around me
I’ve surrounded myself with all I have [inside]

would I bite my tongue, and live with what you’ve done?
just continue sleeping?
selfishly consumed with everything you’ve wrought
there’s nothing I can do
but

let’s pray for this suicide
and all these pictures falling down
one wishful, now step to the side
and please just let me know

are you happy?
I’ll decide
these stories are so old, now they match your eyes
are you happy?
I’ll decide
these stories are so old, how they match your eyes
are you happy?
I’ll decide
these stories are so old, how they match your eyes
but

[let’s pray for this suicide]
and all these pictures falling down
[one wish full] step to the side
And pick these pictures from the ground that surround me

PERFECTION THROUGH SILENCE

alone at last 
together in a photograph 
our eyes are always open devoted 
to perfection through silence 

what am I supposed to do? (woooooo)
should I sit, wait for you? 
listen to me screaming more (more) 

this story is old 
only to those that have no mold 
the truth can be bought or sold 
but 
what are we buying? 
nothing but silence 

what am I supposed to do? (woooooo)
should I sit, wait for you? 
listen to me screaming more (more) 

tell me now just what am I supposed to do? (woooooo)
should I sit wait for you? 
listen to me screaming more (more)

fold the corners, break the silence
fold the corners just for tonight
[fold the corners] break the silence
[fold the corners just for tonight]
[fold the corners, break the silence]

[when weakened, when will you rise?]

what am I supposed to do? 
should I sit wait for you? 
listen to me screaming more 
tell me now just what am I supposed to do? (woooooo)
should I sit wait for you? 
listen to me screaming more(more)
[right]

AWAKE

one devotion to an empty moment
“can you stay tonight?”
silence broken, 
with words unspoken
now she’s on her knees 

(no more) feeling so useless,
“can i beg for one more?” she said
taking with arms wide open
longing for sleep again

the air is clearing
again
we’re breathing
water turns to wine
the day is tired
the night’s inside her
now 
she is, alive
(no more)
‘feeling so useless’
can i beg for one more? she said
taking with arms wide open
longing for sleep again

but now, i’m awake
but now, i’m awake
but now, i’m awake

keep breathing, ’til you feel, something
take
my
breath
away [she prays the silence will stop and take her breath away]
away [she prays the silence will stop and take her breath away]
away [she prays the silence will stop and take her breath away]
away [i pray the silence will stop and take my breath away]

feeling so useless,
“can i beg for one more?” she said
taking with arms wide open
[longing for] sleep again

but now i’m awake [i’m awake]
but now i’m awake [i’m awake]
now i’m awake [i’m awake]
now i’m awake

WITHOUT YOU HERE

the storm is bad tonight
so how could i 
awake without you here 
your pictures on the wall you haven’t called 
but i’ll wait for you 

to her own reflection, she said
“I will hold on”
to her own reflection she said
“I will be strong”

the storm is letting up
but it wont die 
“if you weren’t wrong was i?”
your picture still remains 
but i wonder
are you still the same ?

To her own reflection, she says
“I will hold on”
To her own reflection she says
“I will be strong”

{am i loosing you?}
{[am i loosing you?]}

i’m [waiting]
i’ve [waited] till it’s over
it’s over now 
i’m [waiting] 
i’ve [waited] till it’s over 
it’s over now
i’m [waiting]
i’ve waited till it’s over 
it’s over now (i will remain) 
i’m [waiting]
i’ve [waited] till it’s over
it’s over now

To her own reflection, she says
I will hold on
To her own reflection she says
I will be strong
To her own reflection, she says
I will hold on
{i’m waiting i’ve waited till it’s over now}…

STAY WITH ME

once again your eyes
make it hard to say goodbye 
so i’ll just keep driving 
“where d’you wanna go?”
it doesn’t really matter
as long as you are here with me 
with me 
with me 

whoa, there’s something in the air tonight 
something that makes me feel alive and i say 
whoa, what were the words that you said to me 
that made me feel so special now 

once again your eyes make it hard to ask you why 
so i sit here knuckles tight 
hands against the wheel 
your head against the glass
and you mean so much to me 
to me 
to me 

whoa, there’s something in the air tonight 
something that makes me feel alive and i say 
whoa, what were the words that you said to me 
that made me feel so special now 

whoa (stay with me) 
whoa (stay with me) 
whoa (stay with me) 
whoa (stay) 

stay with me 
cigarettes and open air, hand in hand 
and i said stay with me 
coz every star that i see 
is brighter than the last 
so stay with me
cigarettes and open air, hand in hand 
and i said stay with me 
coz every star that i see 
is brighter than the last 
so stay with me
cigarettes and open air, hand in hand 
and i said stay with me 
coz every star that i see 
is brighter than the last 
so stay with me

PROJECT MAYHEM

she shouts, “the most incessant, the most deplete”
she said, “show me conscience with nothing to eat”
she shout ‘fizzing the worm’
let’s sober up
cough in time
with the fizz of the burn
and so we burn

can you begin at the ending,
so that I may begin again?
I took this from you,
I thought I was you
now don’t misunderstand me
I never meant to create you

this a war
she fizz a war
fizzing worm
lets sober up
cough in time
the fizz of the burn
and so we burn
and so we burn
she burns
and so we burn
and so we burn
she burns
she burns

she shouts, “the most incessant, the most deplete”
she said, “show me conscience with nothing to eat”
she shout ‘fizzing the worm’
let’s sober up
cough in time
with the fizz of the burn
and so we burn
and so we burn
and so we burn
and so we burn
and so we burn
and so we

can you begin at the ending,
so that I may begin again?
I took this from you,
I thought I was you
now don’t misunderstand me
I never meant to create you

she shouts, “the most incessant, the most deplete” (only mayhem)
she said, “show me conscience with nothing to eat” (only mayhem)
she shouts, “the most incessant, the most deplete” (only mayhem)
she said, “show me conscience with nothing to eat” (only mayhem)

and so we burn (only mayhem)
and so we burn (only mayhem)
and so we burn (only mayhem)
and so we burn (only mayhem)
and so we burn (only mayhem)
and so we burn (only mayhem)
and so we burn (only mayhem)
and so we burn (only mayhem)

UNTITLED

{Everything is silent}
{I feel disconnected}
{as words turn to phrases}
{phrases turn to prayer}

so now you know 
this is my call 
do you hear me? 
and if I fall 
will you be there to catch me? 

{when you close your eyes now}
{are you satisfied?} 
{when this is all over, there will be nothing left}

so now, you know 
this is my call 
do you hear me? 
and if I fall 
will you be there to catch me? 
this is my call 
do you hear me? 
and if I fall 
will you be there to catch me now? 

{it’s sharpening beneath me 
beneath my feet 
the earth opens up 
to swallow me 
take my hand and lead me on
take my hand and lead me on
it’s sharpening beneath me
beneath my feet 
it’s sharpening beneath me}

[it’s sharpening]
[it’s sharpening]
[it’s sharpening]
[it’s sharpening]
[it’s sharpening beneath]
[it’s sharpening]
[it’s sharpening]

THREE SIMPLE WORDS

open up my eyes, 
flood it with delight. 
another sleepless night turns color black and white. 

with all the things I’ve said, 
there is just regret. 
repeating in my head. 

hands into a fist, 
static in my head. 
now I’m sitting face to face with loneliness. 

what did I expect? 
did I see forever 
in you? 

I never wanted it to hurt 
more than it should. 
I hope your satisfied, 
I never could. 

time to close my eyes 
forget about this mess. 
tried to fix this tragic loss of innocence. 

but how can I forget, 
the things I have inside
when everything is dead? 

I never wanted it to hurt 
more than it should. 
I hope your satisfied, 
I never could. 

[cant ‘you see, you left me]
here on my own
give me on good reason why I should let go now….

with my hands around your neck
who will stop me now? 
With my hands around your neck 
who will stop me now? 
with my hands around your neck 
who will stop me now? 
with my hands around your neck 
[WHO WILL STOP ME NOW!?] 
[WHO WILL STOP ME NOW!?] {WHO WILL STOP ME!?} 
[WHO WILL STOP ME NOW!?] {WHO WILL STOP ME!?} 
[WHO WILL STOP ME NOW!?] {WHO WILL STOP ME!?} 
[WHO WILL STOP ME NOW!?] {WHO WILL STOP ME!?} 
[WHO WILL STOP ME NOW!?] {WHO WILL STOP ME!?} 
[WHO WILL STOP ME NOW!?] {WHO WILL STOP ME!?} 
[WHO WILL STOP ME NOW!?] {WHO WILL STOP ME!?} 
[WHO WILL STOP ME NOW!?] {WHO WILL STOP ME!?} 
{who will stop me now} repeat till end
I never wanted it to hurt 
more than it should. 
I hope your satisfied, 
I never could. 

can’t you see that you left me 
here on my own. 
give me one good reason why I should let go now….

Ender

here I am beside myself again
I’m torn apart by words that you have said
all in all, I know we’re falling apart
“where did you run to so far away?”

and here we are to sing you a song
and there you are asleep against the window pane
just like always

you said you like to hear the rain sometimes
and all I can do is tell you the truth
and oh, my eyes will tell you the same

and here we are to sing you a song
and there you are asleep again
and here we are to sing you a song
and there you are asleep again

[grasp our hands together ]
[we feel we are one result]
[grasp our hands together ]
[we feel we are one result]
[grasp our hands together ]
[we feel we are one result]
[grasp our hands together ]
[we feel we are one result]
[Grasp our hands together ]
[we feel we are one result](resul—t)

And here we are to sing you a song
And there you are asleep again
And here we are to sing you a song
And there you are asleep again
{and here i am beside myself again]

WHAT IT IS TO BURN

[SHE BURNS!]
today’s on fire 
the sky is bleeding above me,
and I am blistered
i walk these lines of blasphemy, 
every day 
and still: 

like a bad star, 
I’m falling faster down to her 
she’s the only one who knows
what it is to burn

I feel diseased 
is there no sympathy
from the sun 
the sky’s still fire 
but I am safe in here
from the world outside 

so tell me 
what’s the price to pa,y for glory 

like a bad star, 
I’m falling faster down to her 
she’s the only one who knows
what it is to burn 

today is fire, and she burns 
today is fire, and she burns 
[she burns] 
[she burns]
[she burns]
[she burns]
[she burns]
[she burns]
[she burns]

like a bad star, 
I’m falling faster down to her 
she’s the only one who knows
what it is to burn