Lyrics

The Sinking Ship EP - Lyrics


 

Burn it Down

Pull the knife from my back
bleeding black from the cracks...
should have known that I owned
a darkness that I can’t contain

like a wounded dog
I attack when frightened
bare my teeth to the ones that I
love more than I care to say

could I burn it all down
down to the ground
all that I was, all that I am, all that you see.
and I’ll burn it all down
leave you there bleeding out
all without love, all without hope, all without me

when my veins run dry of
the pain I’ve stored up
fallen homes of the dreams that I owned...
far as my eyes can see

picking up the pieces
I’ll start with these as
rebuilding the life that we had
might be far out of reach

‘cause I burn it all down
down to the ground
all that I was, all that I am, all that you see.
and I burn it all down
leave you there bleeding out
all without love, all without hope, all without me

I just can fight anymore…
There’s no tears to cry anymore
and it seems like to build something new
these old walls have to crumble and fall.

so I burn it all down
down to the ground
all that I was, all that I am, all that you see.
and I burn it all down
left you there bleeding out
all without love, all without hope, all without me

pull the knife from my back
bleeding black from the cracks
like a damned wounded dog I attack
I attack, I attack, I attack, I attack...


Sharpshooter

Draw down from the line
Eyes squint as you take the time
No escaping from your eagle eye
Arrows to my pride
Pierce me from a thousand yards
Sharpshooter takes aim upon my heart

And I don’t know if I can take this anymore
but I don’t think I could change things even if I wanted
You’re a sharpshooter

Feel them sinking in
Gracefully they pierce my skin
blood-soaked tears won’t stop a brand new start

And I don’t know if I can take this anymore
but I don’t think I could change things even if I wanted
You’re a sharpshooter

And I don’t know if I can take this anymore
but I don’t think I could change things even if I wanted
You’re a sharpshooter


The Sinking Ship

All aboard the sinking ship that leaves here now for safer shores
Come out from still and knee deep to beyond all that we’ve bargained for
The wonderful … beautiful … beyond

Come and dive beneath the things we never thought we could afford
Let crystal waters pull you down below and fill your tired lungs
The wonderful … beautiful … beyond

Beyond all we know
Beyond all we know
We’ll say just let go … and find peace below

All aboard the sinking ship that pulls us out into the dawn
Let light that pierces ocean deep come be our guide to carry on
The wonderful … beautiful … beyond

Beyond all we know
Beyond all we know
We’ll say just let go … and find peace below

When peace like a river
Attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll

Beyond all we know
Beyond all we know
We’ll say just let go … and find peace below


Old Empty Promise

A moment of peace would be like a dream
Just a moment of silence is soon shattered it seems.
Leaving me breathless… attempting to scream
and now I can’t see… near the end of me…. if you’re all I really need

My penance is offered The sacrifice stings
Left all my sins at the table. I’ve got no guilt left to bring.
Just their old empty promise… that there’s change in the wings.
But still I can’t see…. near the end of me… if you’re all I really need

Now there’s talk of surrender
and some grand happy ending
Well you know I can’t stand it
for one more moment…
(moment)arily blinded
constantly I’m reminded
If it’s lost you can find it

A moment of peace would be such a dream
Another moment of silence again shattered it seems.
Leaving me breathless… as I fall to my knees
but now I can see… at the end of me…. you were all I really needed

You were all I really needed.


Living Indeed

feels like I’m only inches from the setting sun
as I drive into the night
light escaping from these tired eyes
as the stars fill up the sky
chasing everything I yearn to be... I put a..
..nother mile between you and me
taking chances on a melody
God knows I had to try...

But I’m not who I thought I’d be
Thought I’d conquer the world and every dream
Over these years I’ve changed my creed
and loving you, is living indeed

from when our hands touched and I lost my breath
still scared to see you and face what I felt but
…something shifted and I jumped right in
with reckless abandon to all that we’d been
laughter followed with a new hopeful start
while redeeming our pain and these two broken hearts
committed to love, despite time and space
our hearts breaking again as my hand touched your face
but if parting is sorrow, then joy is return,
and grief follows joy, once exhausting its turn.
the tears that would fall with nowhere left to run
you wept on my shoulder when we lost your mom.
but new life follows, redeeming a day
newborn eyes saw new light, and my small heart gave way
to a new, larger world, a new hopeful scene
and this life has more than I had dreamed

and I’m not who I thought I’d be
Thought I’d conquer the world and every dream
Over these years I’ve changed my creed
and loving you, is living indeed