Requiem For The Faithful

I’ve finally found some peace of mind
Let things slowly drift away
Been taken by the hand sometimes
When it all just turned to shame

Things can feel so awful low
With nothing left to say
But you’ll get through this pain somehow
For the night always turns into day

For I believe
The sun’s in our eyes and
We All bleed
And no man’s an island

Saying things that I’m not supposed to say
Take me down ‘cause it’s better that way
While people talk and stare
For you, you were more than I could bear

Feeling things that I’m not supposed to feel
Ain’t it funny how some things take much longer to heal
And so I’ll move with caution and stealth
And this is an Ode To Myself

But when I flick the light at night I see you
Nobody, never no, could ever understand a me so true
And when I ask myself aloud what willed our fate
For you were an honest mistake

You’re doing fine then things blow up in your face
I’m falling now but at a different pace
I never meant for all of this I swear
But this, this is more than I could care

Didn’t think we’d be back here again
Is it better now than it was back then
And so I’ll move with caution and stealth
And this is an Ode To Myself

But when I flick the light at night I see you
Nobody, never no, could ever understand a me so true
And when I ask myself aloud what willed our fate
For you were an honest mistake

He bought me chocolates
Kissed my head
Twelve red roses in my bed
But I’m filled with thoughts of you instead

Tender words I hear him speak
He holds me gently
The sky turns bleak
For this is not the man I seek

To know
It’s you that I adore
His eyes
Yours I’m looking for
He saw
Never did before
A sigh
It’s you I’m bleeding for

No I won’t tell of things I’ve seen
No I won’t tell a soul
Of stolen moments in between
A story that’s grown cold

Then suddenly it came to me
I really should have known
You were the sea, the sun, the breeze
While I was just a stone

And like a bird you sang to me
I answered to your call
A call to heed the warning signs
For I am mighty small

Though I am strong and I am brave
So something surely must
Break away from all that’s vain
We all just turn to dust

For she can never love you
Like I would have done
And she can never please you
I’ve lived here more than some

She will never haunt you
I’ll fill up all your dreams
They ask, I’ll say I’m fine
But then it seems

I turn to Stone
I turn to Stone
I turn to Stone
I turn to Stone

Stone, stone, stone, stone, stone
I turn to stone, stone, stone, stone x3

And after all these things we’ve done
That only you will know
When from the outside I’ll look numb
For broken bones don’t show

Then painfully it came to me
I really could have sworn
You were the sea, the sun the breeze
While I was just a storm

What was I ever to you x3
What was I ever

Turn the lights down low
There’s nothing here that hasn’t been said before
Thought I’d be adored
But now I’m not so reassured

But don’t say you want to dance with me
If we can’t step in time
Another romance finis
I guess I’ll be just fine

You’re slowly picking us apart
At the seams
Come back and finish what you started
And on and on and on…

To say I need you
Wouldn’t be the truth
For what is needing
Than propriety uncouth

To say I missed you
Couldn’t quite explain
How you enchant me
Though I need someone to blame

Panic Room
Panic Room

To say I’m sorry
For my incapacity to move
But I am sorry
For all the things I’ve had to prove

Still I’ve stopped breathing
while you are on the mend
For we are breaking
You were never one to bend

Panic Room x4

Hoping things will change
And I’ll fall back into you again x3

To say I love you
Would never quite explain
The things I’m feeling
That I don’t want to tame

But I am bleeding
So these words won’t come out right
Though you are leaving
I won’t put up a fight

You’re loving a stranger
Yeah You’re loving a stranger
You are

You’re loving a stranger
Yeah You’re loving a stranger
You’re lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo
You are

Sometimes when I’m alone
I wonder if
You ever really knew me

You’re loving a stranger
Yeah You’re loving a stranger
You are

You’re loving a stranger
When did you become a stranger too

The moon, so cold
Stood aloof and all alone

Then you, so bold
Said I was a place called home

And like the sun you drew me in
Tried to find a reach so far
And like the child I’d never been
I made a wish upon a star

The path, unclear
Covered all that we once were
Then you so near
Showed me what I never saw

And like a fire you warmed my soul
Made the darkness in me go
And through this crack that showed the road
I found a place that I call home

Could this be x4

But I feel you now
Orbiting my sense somehow
Under my skin
You crawled inside from deep within (verse x2)

To run away how would that feel
Or I could stay and be happy
To run away how would that feel
Or I could stay and be happy
To run away how would that feel
Could this be
Could this be

But I feel you now
You’re orbiting my sense somehow
Under my skin
you crawled inside from deep within

But I feel you now
You’re orbiting my sense somehow
Under my skin
You crawled inside from deep within

Little girl don’t look up
Did he pass you by?
Head held down, hold your frown
Don’t you catch his eye

For what good is a love
If a love ain’t true
Take a breath, clean this mess, hold it all inside

Tick, Tock, Knock on the door
Crash, Boom, Bang
Hit the floor
All just things you’ve seen before
He’s always wanting more

You cut me up in pieces
You try to make me right
New hair, new dress, no creases
I fold to make me light

No silly conversations
Red wine and Baudelaire
You cover me with kisses, romance,
But I feel bear

These clever words you’re speaking
They hold no peace of mind
And still you go on tweaking,
Intent to make me shine

But soon you’ll turn me over
Grow tired of my mistakes
You’ll see my face reflected
In all that you forsake

For I’m your Paper Doll
Relentless through it all
She’s such a lucky girl, you’ll see
For I’m your Paper Doll
Resplendent to your call
It’s always midnight strokes for me

For I’m your Paper Doll
Relentless through it all
She’s such a lucky girl, you’ll see
For I’m your Paper Doll
Tremendous in my fall
I told you not to water me

You hold me up a lady
To them I am your prize
These words don’t tend to fit me
But I’ll try them on for size

All these plastic people
And the lies that you adore
This wood will turn to hollow
What are you waiting for

For I’m your Paper Doll
Relentless through it all
She’s such a lucky girl, you’ll see
For I’m your Paper Doll
Resplendent to your call
It’s always midnight strokes for me

For I’m your Paper Doll
Relentless through it all
She’s such a lucky girl, you’ll see
For I’m your Paper Doll
Tremendous in my fall
I told you not to water me

Don’t you water me x3

La-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la

I’ll run to you
Never felt so true
You’re everything that I want
In everything that I do

I’ll run to you
Never felt so true
You’re everything that I want
In everything that I do

La-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la

Sometimes when I’m alone
I wonder if
You ever really know me at all
For how could an us so big and wonderful
Ever make me feel so small
So down…

There are far too many things
I couldn’t do
And far too many things you’re owed
But in this war of words and battle wounds
The poetry becomes unknown

These words we couldn’t say for peace of mind
We’ll say this time aloud, are we allowed
These words we couldn’t find for piece of mind
We’ll find this time, around

For love can never come from sympathy
And nothing ever grows from shame
And just when we got caught out standing there
We realised we’d done the same, the same

You’re loving a stranger x2
You are
You’re loving a stranger x2
You are
Two timing with danger x2
You are
You’re loving a stranger x2

When did you become a stranger too

They say that things will change
They say that time’s a wonderful healer
But some things stay the same
And I know I will never see her

So I’ll fly
I’ll fly
I’ll fly

No nothing stays the same
No nothing can remain the same

Time stands still
Though I know I will
Get back to you
Gently I fold
As the truth is told
Before me

Had I known
I’d have surely gone
Straight back it’s true
I crumble every day
As I hear them say
You loved me

But now we’re lost where we belong

Tears have passed
Nothing can ever last
Endlessly
I savour every day
So that I can stay
Beside you

But now we’re lost where we belong
We’re lost x 3

Slowly falling down again
Barely coming up for air
Slowly falling down again x3

And though separate we stand
We’re lost where we belong (verse x8)

-isq

There’s an ill wind blowing in my way
and I’m stood here counting the days
and it chills right to the bone they say
but who would have thought that I would break
when there’s nothing left to give or take

There’s an ill wind blowing in my way
and it turned to cold when you went away
but who would have thought that we would end
and I would lose my best friend, my friend,
my best-friend, my friend

I know that I’m just wasting time
but I can’t pretend to be just fine
when we’re reading like a scripted line
so I should have read the signs you see
when there’s nothing that will bring you back to me

Am I supposed to let this go
Played out my hand, get ready to fold
I guess there’s nothing left to mend
caught up in this whole make-pretend, pretend,
this make-pretend, pretend

Let’s look back to the way we were
and forget the fact I wanted you more
and you didn’t turn, walk out the door,
but who am I to say that you should be
so deep in love and into me

So I guess this is our last goodbye
and I promised myself I wouldn’t cry
but the tears, they’re slowly falling down,
I look at my feet, you frown,
I look at my feet, you frown, I look at my feet, you frown,
you frown, you frown, you frown.

Seven pictures on my mind
when all your words turned so unkind
still cleaning up the mess you left behind

Seven days I’ve waited here
waited here despite my fears
waited here to dry my tears, my tears

As this pain it gently flows
and my world comes to a slow
trying to feel the ground below, below

As all your promises unfold
wasn’t I your girl
how could you rock my world then leave
so leave

You say I’m better off alone
but I can hear it in your tone
that tone that makes my feelings turn to stone

You say there’s always gonna be
a little piece of your heart for me
and you mean that in the best way possibly

As this pain it gently flows
and my world comes to a slow
trying to feel the ground below, below

As all your promises unfold
wasn’t I your girl
how could you rock my world then leave

This bird has flown
and nothing I own
seems to fit this skin
or this place I’m in
but it feels so wonderful
like a half-forgotten tune
over too soon

And I sit and watch
as the shadows drop
as the night creeps in
dirty thoughts of him
but it feels so beautiful
oh this mood that I’m in
from deep within

This fall from grace
at his steady pace
and the quiet swords
of a kind strangers’ words
but it feels so magical
to be feeling alive
so deep inside

This bird has flown
This bird has flown
This bird has flown

We sit so close together, many hours of every day
so this distance in between us has got nothing to do
with what you do or what you say
‘cause you’re not saying much of anything these days my dear
and for the hundred millionth time I’m wondering what I’m doing here

I’m sure there used to be a time when we would laugh and smile
but these same old, same told jokes
have been getting real old for quite a while
and so I sit right by you feeling out of time and out of place
cause you’ve traded up our love for your TV Face

And I wanted to say
that it isn’t your place
to go feel my disgrace
cause it’s your tv face
and I wanted to say that it isn’t your place
so go feel my disgrace
it’s on your tv face
it’s on yours
and so it goes, and on, and on, and on

You got so many colours turning a kaleidoscope
but in this bank of love you’re coming up all overdrawn and flat-out broke
and when I try to talk things over you get up and go
I really think we’ve hit an all-time low

I can’t believe it, how on earth did we end up this way
I should just be long gone or try to stay
I guess it’s kind of fine, I guess it kind of feels so strange
you got my remote control and you think I need my channels changed

And I wanted to say
that it isn’t your place
to go feel my disgrace
cause it’s your tv face
and I wanted to say that it isn’t your place
So go feel my disgrace
it’s on your tv face
it’s on yours
and so it goes, and on, and on, and on

So many miles I’ve walked,
I keep them on the low
found uninviting truths that I fought to let go
and still I’m walking wounded
for all the things I’ve seen
in all the places I have been

Your colours in the world
are what you choose to show
but in life’s twisted fate
you can’t choose what you know
so I’m still walking wounded
disguising all my fears
I never thought we’d get so near

I never thought I’d find you here
all alone, all alone,
another time, another place
another smile, another face

These many walls I’ve built
were never meant to grow
and though I needed you
you reap what you sow
and so I’m walking wounded
disguising all my scars
I never thought we’d get so far

I never thought I’d find you here
all alone, all alone,
another time, another place
another smile, another face

These many walls I’ve built
were never meant to grow
and though I needed you
you reap what you sow
and so I’m walking wounded
disguising all my scars,
I never thought we’d get so far

Donʼt say heʼs lost
couldnʼt find today
Itʼs just one big mess
that heʼd kept at bay

Donʼt say he broke
that would be unfair
Johnny tripped, he choked
wish heʼd laid it bare

Johnnyʼs fallen from the clouds
canʼt figure his way out
such a peaceful sweet affair
as if he wasnʼt there
all the people passing by
they turn to stop and stare
if heʼd only know it then
if heʼd only known they cared
he wouldnʼt be falling away……

He wonders why
he feels so sad
if this one great gest
was all he ever had
donʼt say heʼs gone
he just couldnʼt stay
he took one deep breath
blew his brains away

Johnnyʼs fallen from the clouds
canʼt figure his way out
such a peaceful sweet affair
as if he wasnʼt there
He looks down to earth and sees
all the tears and misery
such a shame of life to live
thought heʼd die quite happily
so why does he keep falling away…

When you’ve tasted unforgettable
all that’s left in your mouth
are the bitter-sweetest memories
that you can’t do without

But I don’t want to say goodbye
cause I’d stop breathing
for what’s a song without it’s sad refrain
so close to you that I can almost touch this feeling
before time takes you away

You were precious like a warm July
all its’ flowers in bloom
the sun came down and warmed my aching heart
but summer ended too soon

But how am I supposed to breathe
now that you’re leaving
you know I never wanted anything but you
I thought you told me I should never stop believing
that I deserved you too

When you’ve lost something so beautiful
the way I’m losing you
one more moments’ all I’d ever want
for our song out of tune

But I don’t want to have to give up forever
because I know that Ill see you again some day
so close to you that I can almost touch this feeling
before time takes you away

When you’ve tasted unforgettable
unforgettable you

Like the feel of warm sun on your face
it’s the burst of a wonderful taste
like the sound of his voice when you’re far away
it’s the simple things that’ll stay

Like the darkest of skies lights a beautiful moon
like a walk in a park on a cold afternoon
like the first cigarette of the day
it’s the simple things that’ll stay

Throw it all to the wind
where do I even begin
so much beauty to see
so much more it can be

Like a friend and a full glass of wine
like the touch of your hand when you’re holding mine
like the laughter that lights up your face
it’s the things you can’t replace

Like a melody playing in your head
like the feel of release when you chose me instead
like this wonderful thing between you and me
cause the best things in life are free

Throw it all to the wind
where do I even begin
so much beauty to see
so much more it can be

It’s the simple things you do
those simple things are true
i could never love you more
simple things are not like before
so stay

It’s that look of complete surprise
the very first time that you caught my eyes
and this sweet never-ending delight
of you still holding me tight

Like the first time you called out my name
understood so I didn’t have to explain
it’s the three little words that I just can’t say
so the simple things will stay

Whispers that slowly came to be what you gave to me
pondering all the odds of our impossibility
shadows that chill my heart is something you can’t see
in spite of the many warning signs I can’t let you be

Take me back, back to this
troubled track that I cross
won’t take me back, back to this
troubled track that I cross

Reasons you give and take apart I don’t understand,
so I’ll let you walk away from this, I’ll let you be a man
maybe someday you’ll see we should have had it all
filled with cold impassivity you watch me as I fall

Take me back, back to this
troubled track that I cross
won’t take me back, back to this
troubled track that I cross

Take me back, back to this
troubled track that I cross
won’t take me back, back to this
troubled track that I cross

And so you’re back, so secretly
these troubled sighs that I perceive
so I’ll let you go, finish the deed
I hope she’s all the things you need

And so you’re back, so secretly
these troubled sighs that I perceive
and so I’ll let you go, finish the deed
I hope she’s all the things you need
the things you need
the things you need
the things you need

I didn’t see it was ending
I didn’t see you leaving me
I better stop only pretending to be

And then I turned and remembered
that you were gone and what it cost
and then I turned and remembered what I’d lost

But this place reminds me of
all the good times
when we were happy
cause I know that we were
you and I

So this place reminds me of
all the good times and the promises
cause I know that
we were in love
you and I

Until you come back to me
there’s no place that I’d rather be
clinging on to you as memories they start to fade away
until you come back to me
there’s no place else that I’d feel so free
hanging on to these dreams that even time can’t take away

If the loneliest of dreams came true
I’d be waiting right here
and time would fall in second place again
for you and I
for you and I

In the loneliest of dreams
nothing’s ever quite like it seems
in the loneliest of dreams
nothing’s ever quite what it means