Yesterday

I used to say, one day when?

You used to say, someday we will.

I used to say, I had a dream we did.

You used to say, I don’t ever really dream.

I used to say, I am ready.

You used to say, I know I will be.

I used to say, Yes.

You used to say, will you?

I used to ask, is this the right way?

You used to say, I’ll never tell.

I used to say, we are going to!

You used to say, we are… WE ARE!

I used to say, we are blessed.

You used to say, always.

I used to say, I don’t know what to do now.

You used to say, we’ll know what to do when.

I used to say, will we look back and laugh?

You said, one day.

Through tears I ask, when?

You touch my face and say, soon.

I say, I have faith.

You say, yes we do.

I say, take my hand.

You say, it is holding yours.

I say, never will you let go?

You say, never.
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On Fire

You smell the burn

I bite my tongue

At you there on the ledge

Watch & cringe

In one hot minute

I’m gone

Branded you before I go

Sweet torture you know, now you know

On Fire! The bleeding inside of her

In the sun we can never be the same

I can’t contain all the dust that remains.

My luminosity

Didn’t know it’d make you cry

It’s your best worst moment

Smile for the camera

Glazed over your error

You shouldn’t have underestimated me

I came prepared to let go

Of your esteem & somewhere in between I’ll set you

On Fire! The bleeding inside of her

In the sun we can never be the same

I can’t contain all the dust that remains.

Your world is On Fire.

Your world is On Fire.
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I Call Her Christine

Let’s pretend

you’re her secretary

Yeah, yeah, yeah,

you’re the boss

Day to night

you walk across

Every line in history, sweet little Chrissie

But I call her Christine,

the girl in between

your Saturday night prize

under a grey sky and partial highs

Your last joint tenancy,

Christy, on the hypocrisy floor

you say, hold the door, I’ve got more

yet in the daylight, it’s love with no point.

But I call her Christine,

the girl in between

your Saturday night demise

under a grey sky and partial highs

Look the other way

Chris, yeah, she’s just too young

to have her heart stung

in a foul play life parfait.

But I call her Christine,

the girl in between

your Saturday night cries

under a grey sky and partial highs

Your melody maker

Permanently a temporary pleasure

Tine’s heartbreak treasure

Yeah, yeah, yeah it’s gonna break her

But I call her Christine,

the girl in between

your Saturday night allies

under a grey sky and partial highs.

Steven

Sometimes I think of you, wonder where you are and what you do.

I remember your slim frame, kind heart and breakable spirit.

We were crazy kids, waiting tables, letting go of dreams

When I see you later, will you be feeling fine?

Tonight, tonight, time will be on our side.

Don’t you want to take a walk around the lake?

Put your hand in mine, the sky is pink

you know what that means,

go ahead make the most of this routine.

Tonight, tonight, time will be on our side.

Oh Steven, where have you gone, you see

I’m missing my runway and feeling all wrong.

Take me back to those bittersweet

days of long hours and short kisses.

Tonight, tonight, time will be on our side.

Are you off dancing in the dirt, kicking up a skirt or two

Are the stars where you are?

I see the moon over and over again but not your tracks

Oh Steven, where did you go? You may never be back

but for tonight, tonight you’re here… somewhere.

Decadent

What are you looking to (a star)

What have you become (a star)

Idol, stage, you’re all the rage

show’s over, who remains?

Rearrange time and space, another could be you

in the spotlight, cover shot, internationally bought

it’s decadent and misunderstood

take a bite, you can’t help yourself, it tastes too good.

You occupy a lot of time and no it’s never mine.

Do you remember where you’ve gone?

Lost in a forgotten city and all along

I waited for you.

Dig in, no Eve’s not the fool

it’s decadent & misunderstood

take a bite, you can’t help yourself, it tastes too good.

Chocolate covered kisses no longer satisfy

unwrapped and exposed with no tears to lie

I’d do it all again, knowing the outcome

without you by my side in the end.

Forever interrupted and craving attention

the demand you can’t deny, another try

it’s decadent and misunderstood

take a bite, you can’t help yourself, it tastes too good.

Unknown Rock Star

I’m an unknown rock star

living in a cookie cutter condo

sliding down the staircase

sleeping with an unknown model

taming every tree

no fish swimming in my sea

wondering when my time will come

or will I be left undone?

starting to drink away my younger day

where smoky bars and last call

was a paycheck for one and all.

I left behind my long hair,

a whim, the girls and dollar flare

sitting near a high chair

I forgot the goal, the plan, the dream somewhere.

all along the way, you thought you’d stay

and day to day we make our way…

don’t forget, I’m an unknown rock star

today you walked right by me

and tomorrow you’ll do the same.

I’ll pretend to play in your game.

Used To You

Years ago we met as two,

so new – our love revenue

as we grew,

I simply got used to you.

No nickel but find a true dime,

I’m in the bag

So sad, I’m a cheap dreamer,

I scream, “No fear!” I’ll get you there

Just take me where you wanna go

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I’m used to you.

I can’t breathe with all these new voices in my head

I dread the day you’ll walk out on us too

Pull the needle in, I feel the thread unraveling inside

Pull it through, it’s just going around, round & round

You can’t come down and I can’t stand up

I’ll just watch you play with my freedom

Yeah, yeah, yeah I’m used to it too.

You only live once, twice for me and three for you

Here we go, pick up the pace, erase the face I once knew

I’m here with you, is it over yet, you get it all, I’m just a doll

Cut the thread, on my own, I move away from your frame

No longer tame by your side, making my day new, my withdrawal, your fuel

Yeah, yeah, yeah I’m used to you.