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I'll Be Here When the Moon is Tired

WHALE SONG

All the fish in the deep blue sea
A big gray whale whistling songs to me
If love is a current that runs underneath
Honey you're just an ocean breeze

A single drop of rain as it falls from the sky
Every golden tear in your sweet silver eyes
If love is a kiss honey I'm a goodbye
And all the flowers that I brought you will die

Every star that is floating through space
The freckle constellations on your heavenly face
If time isn't real I would give you my days
But it is; So it's a waste

A neon grain of sand on a fluorescent beach
A crab digging holes by the base of a palm tree
She takes my hand and I start to see
That the waves break like fallen leaves
And better timing is all we need

 

UNABLE

The sun sets slowly on the lake like your head resting on my shoulder
It's not that we were a mistake I just can't love you when I'm older
The moonlight glowing on your face as we inch a little closer
And the longer that I fake it, the truth is that much colder

I didn't want to lose you, I lost myself
I didn't want to lose you, I lost myself
I didn't want to lose you

In the morning when you wake I'll already be gone
I don't intend to drive home safe, I probably shouldn't drive at all
The neighbors find me the next day passed out in the lawn
Please don't ask me if I make it, like it matters to you at all

I didn't want to lose you, I lost myself
I didn't want to lose you, I lost myself
I didn't want to lose you

I forgive you for the things that you have done
And all the people that you're unable to love
Only want to help you bear the burden you've become
Go easy on yourself

I didn't want to lose you, I lost myself
I didn't want to lose you, I lost myself
I didn't want to lose you

 

GHOST II

I'm not gonna hurt you
Or cry in your
Insensibly argue
Slam the door to your car
I only get under your skin
Eager to excavate what lies within

The habits of our bedroom
Your retrograde charm
One flesh becomes two
When you harbor your guard
Leave the lights on when we're alone
Why don't we keep the front door closed

Cause if finding you means that
I lose whats important to me
I guess that I'm giving up on
The man I spent sleepless nights
Desperately hoping to be
I only wanted to dream
Someday to die in peace

I'm not gonna use you
As some pale overdose
In sunlight you're see-through
But the moon is your ghost
Shimmering reflections on your teeth
Counterfeit stars that we both strained to see

So if finding you means that
I lose whats important to me
I guess that I'm giving up on
The man I spent sleepless nights
Desperately trying to be
I only wanted to dream
Someday to die in peace

This comfort we cling to
Premonitions unknown
It's not that I love you
I just hate me alone

So if leaving you means that
I've lost touch with what I believe
Who cares if I've given up on
The man that could only
Exist in your naivety
I only wanted to dream
Someday to die in peace

 

ROSANNA

The dandelion got undressed
Before I could make a wish
We get naked and we don't know why
The waterfall she gets no rest,
I poured all the love I had to give
Not a single drop with which to cry
The preacher told me I'd be blessed,
"Pick a woman and go live
In the countryside"
But when I saw Rosanna's head
I regretted all the innocence
She will lose the day I die

Oh, Honey I don't know
With all the beauty lost if love is worth it
Pull whoever you can close
Every hand you hold you'll have to forfeit

The wind still blowing through the trees
In the neighborhood we scraped our knees
The blood of brotherhood dried on the wall
We walked ten miles on the beach
Cigarette stained, silhouetted dreams
Crumbling like a sandcastle
The preacher begged us not to grieve
Said, "God is watching over everything"
At the funeral
I did my damndest to believe
Our lovely Joseph left so suddenly
For any reason at all

Oh, Honey I don't know
With all the beauty lost if love is worth it
Pull whoever you can close
Every hand you hold you'll have to forfeit
I don't really know if love is worth it

 

THE HOLLOW IN RETROSPECT

They told me drink till she's pretty enough
Drink until she's the wine on your tongue
Kiss to forget, sleep when you're dead
Love while you're young and it matters

They told me breathe her like second-hand smoke
Let her stain your hands and seep in your clothes
Dance to remind yourself that you're dying
And honey that I'm no different

Cause we're always waiting to kiss till the sun's down
Never looking into each other's eyes
If you are the Hollow, then I'll be an echoing sound
If you're darkness I'm drawn to the night

Are we nothing but swings in a park
Just kids hooking up in the dark
Hiding from war, we claim to fight for
One another

You're like fireflies trapped in a jar
You're a prison without any bars
You make me alone, You're soft like a stone
Hitting the water

Cause we're always waiting to kiss till the sun's down
Never looking into each other's eyes
If you are the Hollow, then I'll be an echoing sound
If you're darkness I'm drawn to the night

I am still just as empty tonight
I was fucking you so you would not ask me why
I'm so sad, if I still love you back
Darling I'm sorry

That we always waited to kiss until sundown
I could never look straight in your eyes
You are the Hollow, but now I write echoless songs
You're the darkness where I lost the light