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Addendum

The Night God Slammed the Dark Blue Door (Serial Doubter)

The night God slammed The Dark Blue Door

The moon so tranquil once

Burned orange in his heart

The blood-soaked sidewalk by the liquor store

Too damn drunk to sing

Not knowing where you are

 

Why’d you up and run away?

Why’d you up and run away from me darling?

Because you don’t have to, my serial doubter

Because you don’t have to, my love

 

The pretty pills my brain requires

Bruising 

My head a wrecking ball

Bourbon cascades, newly uninspired 

Scrape the Oklahoma shadows

Sobbing from her call

 

Why’d you up and run away?

Why’d you up and run away from me darling?

Because you don’t have to, my serial doubter

Because you don’t have to, my love

 

 

 

For Keeps (The Hollow)

I give in

You can still have your way

I’ll roll over, show throat, and move into your place

There’s not any blame

If you take back your name

I’ll keep my suitcase fully loaded

 

I explain, but I sound like a fool

But you’re crying, and this time I’m following suit

Be as you choose,

You say that you do

Even if ruin surely follows

 

Tonight when we kiss there’s a bit more feeling

I can borrow ’til I own it outright

If I am the hollow, and scream out

An echo inside

If I’m darkness

You’re built out of light

 

 

 

 

Irony/Apology (Rattle)

I'm no good at waiting on any kind of talk at all from you to me each day.

And I'm sorry, I'm so sorry I never can quite seem to pull my weight.

 

I don't want to rattle,

And I've got no plans to let myself get tossed away.

But this muscle, all this muscle

could never lift a thing without you anyway.

 

And you have me, you have me, you have me only

When I keep, when I keep, when I keep listening.

 

You wanna come and stay here

And depending on the day, I want to let you in.

But I know me, I know me,

I'm scared I'll just wake up and want you gone again.

 

'Cause I'm not proud, I'm not proud, I'm not proud of me.

So how could you, how could you, how could you ever be?

Well I'm not proud, I'm not proud, I'm not proud of me.

So how could you, how could you, how could you ever be?

 

I never meant to hurt you

But it’s true that everything I lean on tends to break

I’m sorry

I still love you

I just can’t seem to let you love me anyway

 

 

 

 

How to Dismember (Rocking Chair)

Pull this old rocking chair apart

Arm from arm

Till all its memories are gone

 

Sell the house I played in as a child

Behind the walls beneath the tile

There's no longer place for us

 

If home is where your heart is

Home for me does not exist

If love is like a family

I'll spend my days fatherless

 

Write your name with ink under my skin

Cause the mark you left is permanent

Always fading never gone

For every dollar you should not have spent

There are words that I should not have said

You're the cussing in my songs

 

If home is where your heart is

Home for me does not exist

If love is like a family

I'll spend my days fatherless

 

When I think I’ve memorized your face

You go and smile out of place

It up and catches me off-guard

You know things that only clothes keep hid

And I’ve no regrets for what we did

But I’m wandering and it’s hard

 

If home is like a handshake

I’ll cut it off from ring to wrist

And if love looks like adoption

I’ll spend my days fatherless