Just how much sleep must I have before I awaken?
Just how many times can I hope for anyone near?
Just how many times can I slip through life in my slumber?
Just how many scares must I go before I know fear?
Every night, every day, every second and hour
Just how many mean I’ll be here this year or next?
Just how many months can go before I finally meet you?
Just how many lifetimes can run out before there’s none left?
NO LOCK ON THE DOOR
Quiet creeps in
Hands strike twice
The crack of dawn
Today I’ll play nice
No dares with the games
No mess on the floor
No questions to ask
No telling what for
Sit down, watch the match
Stand and applaud the score
Just keep your voice down
There’s no lock on the door.
Clear as water
A moon set alight
I stand by my rights
To speak out of turn
To right what is wrong
I only regret my shortcomings
At the rise of the dawn
At that time I’ll stand corrected
And submit again to the grind
There is never any silence
For the troubles in your mind
Every day there’s a question
It plays with my soul
I find only one answer
Which way do I go?
Do I try to move one way
Left and not right?
And when the voices descend
Will they say day is now night?
And the strength within us all
It cries out for a weakness
To make the right call
And the fears within us all
It relies on our silence
To ensure that we fall
WE INSIST UPON THIS REALM
Long and distant whispers
As unquiet as the soul
Fill the rooms around us
They bring comfort to us all
Close your eyes and listen
And believe there is a place
Where echoes of our confessions
Inform the heavens of our race
We pray that our sins cause commotion
Among those standing at the helm
And they look kindly on the parliament where we insist upon this realm
I’M SAFE IN MY RETREAT
The beats aren’t so erratic
The doomsday clock no longer ticks
I confess to friends all my concerns
Thier advise always clicks
But still I don’t heed their warnings
My fate is with my needs
I give in to the medication
I’m safe in my retreat
I’m coming ’round to my expensies
Can’t afford to love you less
You and I breach no defences
We’re free to choose if we confess
Throw me to the lions, sit amongst your prey
I’ll tend to our pride, let them know it’s ok
Teach them nothing is missed, keep their child in two minds
One may slip from sight, the other they’ll find
Waking heavy asks much of us
The weight of the love left when we cry
The sight of the soul asking why.
When you call out at the midnight hour
The moonlight bides it’s time
Wait until the day in motion
Has no place as yours or mine
This moment belongs to one and all
Never shed it on this date
The creatures of the sky and Earth
Bask in this fine gift from fate
And you forever see reflections
Of the world within your eyes
Giving in to your temptations
Pure tension in disguise
You reach out for my tender kiss
And you hope it hits the spot
But in her mind, love is precious
And forever’s what it will cost