HOUSE FIRE

sitting alone in this empty house
most walls paper thin made of years of doubt
how long will you wait for me to come around
before you light a match and burn me to the ground

set that old house on fire
just to know if what we have will even last
light a flame and let it burn,
oh the things that we will learn
if we set that old house on fire

a dose of sun was the cure on tougher days
funny how the weather effects life that way
empty talk and cheaper things to say
in trade for shallow friendships and a bloodless face


CAPTURED

i can see the light coming at me bright
burning your image deep inside of my head
where time can often fade, my memories invade
with thoughts of you and me i could never forget
everything i remember

captured, oh i am captivated by your love
i am captured, oh i am lost without you

love can make you feel like nothing else is real
steady as a drum beat and sure as life
the taste of your lips, the warmth of your skin
these feelings that will last until the day that i die
everything i remember

you can hold on to me like i hold to you
we can just stay right here if you wanted to


YOU WON'T STOP

remember that night when we were so young
words that you spoke hit like a loaded gun
these old wooden walls came closing in
this house that we built, can we build it again

why can't i stop hurting you
won't you give me a reason
to show you the wounds
time after time i regret what i said
but you won't stop,
you won't stop loving me yet

hope comes in glimpses, the light breaks through
this fog of commitment that i made to you
the laugh of the children, the look in your eyes
they break down these walls that i've built inside

oh i'm tired and i am broken
i've spent all i have left
i can't seem to stop the hurting
don't stop loving me yet
don't stop loving me yet


LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND

it's hit or miss up on that city wall
are you asleep, or can you hear it all
sometimes i try to ignore it all
turn the noise down
and just wait for you to call

oh i wanna leave it all behind
chasing after roads with no headlights
i just wanna leave it all behind
underneath that pale blue moon light
oh i'm gonna leave it all behind
feeling like nothing else matters
oh i wanna leave it all behind

however long until we meet again
my beating heart, ole colorado friend
so keep on smiling like you always do
when those dark clouds roll
and that sky turns blue

take yourself away from nothingness
a million miles away from emptiness
oh i'm running hard to make it back to you


WHITE FLAG

change, first you have to make me want to
take everything i have
until i've got nothing left to loose
wait, i will wait a thousand years
you're gonna have to melt away my fears

i walk away from you
and everything falls apart
i walk away from you
and everything shatters in my heart

drained, down the days and nights
one more step i'd be more than finished
in the chambers of my mind
strange, i don't really wanna fight
round and round i fear
that maybe i will give up tonight

i saw you live and die for me
and i ran as far as the eye could see
in hopes of finding peace of mind
from this grace misunderstood
with no where left to run or hide
no ocean deep or valley wide
no escape or finding peace of mind,
til i make my peace with you
i give up


GRAVITY

try to steady a shaking hand,
try to fix this just as fast as you can
when some things
are just meant to be broke
and all the pieces of who i am
lie there shattered in broken plans
life has it's reasons but this one don't

so give me gravity, give me gravity
give me something to hold on to,
let me hold to you

step off the front porch
into that summer breeze
thinking that life without you
would be the death of me,
and i'm not ready to die so soon
heard her favorite song on the radio,
and the truth is that i miss you so
i don't wanna ever loose

try to steady a shaking hand,
try to fix this just as fast as you can
when some things
are just meant to be broke
and all the pieces of this broken heart,
like a pair of lovers who have had to live apart
life has it's reasons, but this one won't


THE DAY I SAW YOU

summer night, i took a little ride
first train to leave for the county line
i found you in that room of crowded pews
unaware that night would change my life

well i crossed that line
and lingered on that hope for chance
to conquer time and space and fight on through
all the reasons in this world
could never give me an excuse
to ever miss this dance
the day i saw you

rain or shine, i'll drink my whiskey fine
but i sobered up
and found my new cut smile
taller still, with looks that could nearly kill
every man here wishing
that the coward in him would die

summer night, took a chance on a ride
first train to leave for the county line
i found you in that crowded old saloon
ramblin on the march of time
that night would change my life


HOME

i left in what feels like a thousand years ago
exploring all desire in the stones that i could throw
hurling them one after another, just hoping one would land
but everyone an empty promise leaving nothing in my hand

when over the flight of noisy sounds
comes a voice that i can recognize
it's time my son, you've run too long,
won't you come and rest again tonight
you are home, you are home

selfishness is my best trait yet
the lies i believed i now regret
only the best for me with no thought for someone else
this life is death with no one but myself

when over the flight of noisy sounds
comes a voice that i can recognize
it's time my son, you've had your run,
won't you come and rest again tonight
you are home, you are home

i'm tired of running scared,
so alone and so displaced
is there anybody there
to bring me home safe


WHERE I BELONG

i am watching, but from the outside
headed down this road with just one headlight
the constant battle, the war inside of my head
begin to shift the blame or admit that i'm misled

you should know how good it feels
to be sure i'm not alone
you should know how good it feels
to know i'm where i belong

all the strongest winds, they all came to blow
and with just a touch, they will chill our bones
if i can't come back will you run for help
we weren't made for this, to survive by ourselves


WHEN MY DAY COMES

always striving and wanting this to be
something special, not make believe
constant speaking of what is real to me
i feel i'm being pulled from beneath

but when my day comes and all i have is gone
when i see your face, shining brighter than the dawn
may i look to you and be found in who you are
when my day comes

never content for what gets you by
or for a life of laying down the fight
so go ahead and hold back the time
touch that yesterday before you die

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