Everything in Moderation

You’re the fire in my blood

Too much of you, I might burn too bright

Without enough, I loose my light

But in the darkness you can see

Out of silence you can hear

I know it’s not redemption but when I look in to your eyes, there’s something there I can’t deny

Where is this spark in me,

this ability to form something from the dust and bring it into being

Oh, you’re the fire in my blood


Escape Default

We speak in riddles, and we speak in rhymes,

trap love away behind compartmented minds,

but we’re steps away from another time.

If we could lower our walls a little, maybe we’d find each other.

The longer I see you on the other side,

the louder this closeness feels, the harder this war in me becomes.

The pain is written on my face.

These tears don’t lie, I can’t make this right.

If I let you in to the darkest-darkest parts of me,

what would you see…

would you see gray, or maybe you’d see black?

Baby, tell me you’ll stay —

take me in your arms — push the demons back.

Give me a reason

You, you are better off without me

You, you should hate me

There’s nothing for you here

There’s no where to go but misery

There’s no where to turn

Give me a reason to run


No, no, no rest, no rest for the weary

Born to end, why say the words I shouldn’t say?

Come when I know I shouldn’t stay?

No where to turn

No where to turn

I look to you


Give me a reason to stay

You know if I come, I come to stay

even when I want to run away

Let me lay my head on your shoulder

Just for a moment

Gone-Away Princess

They don’t see the storm inside.

She is fire. She is ice.

Again locked high in the spire, she cries


I knew myself

but somewhere along the way I lost me

somewhere along the way I lost me

somewhere along the way

I’m here again,

but somehow I’ll leave these¬†empty halls

you can’t save – you can’t save me from my castle

I have to find my own way to become gone-away


Boston Sleeping

How can I be silent when my soul is screaming,

stay quiet when my heart is bleeding?

How can I find peace when the walls press in on me?

help me forget all the things that were important yesterday

oh my mercurial blood — I want to stay, I want to hide

if only I could have you by my side

Anodyne days and rest elude me

After the Storm

I give you your freedom.

I want back myself.

I’m tired of running this into the ground.

Over-and-over I try to figure this out. I might drive me crazy if I don’t let this out.

Staring into eyes different only in time — Have we seen the same pain? Have we walked the same lines?

How do we pare down to only what’s essential?

I long to find the end again, past all the questions, past all the trivial.

I know there’s hope but… Let me try explain:


Then I open my eyes — someone called.

I lie awake, still wrapped in the clothes of the grave.

I see only an aura, though, because no one moved the stone away.

Do I stay safe, hidden inside? I feel as though I’ll die if I don’t jump to see how far I can fly.

What if what feels crucial results in destruction?

I’ve looked at fear and welcomed the force, only to become the storm.

When we overcome our weakness do we lose the source driving us forward?

Spent, I find I don’t have the urge to sort through the wreckage, I want to leave it on the ground.




Let you go

I’m gonna let you go

I don’t want to hold you too tight

I’m gonna let you go


This won’t end my life

I’m gonna let you go

Because your life is not mine

In the rain, in the sunshine — I just have to show you that you can fly


I’m gonna let you go

So you can fly

I’m gonna let you go


So you can fly