Younger Days & Simpler Times

by White Flash

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Track Name: All the Same
Her poison’s pumping my veins
Like loud songs in my brain that keep pulsing and
My hearts been building walls for so long
I’ve been numb since she said so long
Still standing in her shade
My hands too close to the flame that’s been dying
And her smolder’s changing stranger’s faces
To nothing more than pale imitations
A circle of blank eyes, locked into mine, caging me in

What’s the point of chasing my own tail for the hundredth time?
What’s the point of living in her shadow?
It’s all the same, it's all the same, it’s all the same

But your salve seeps through my skin
Another face wearing tempting grins, so inviting
‘Til my fears swarm in from all directions
Warning signs of past infections
Plugging up my ears from echoing songs, reeling me in

What’s the point of chasing my own tail for the hundredth time?
What’s the point of living in her shadow?
It’s all the same, all the same, you're not the same

So tell me everything you’ve ever wanted
But don’t speak let your body do the talking
Don’t wait ‘til the moments gone and I can’t escape

I can’t escape
I can’t escape
I can’t escape from her
I can’t escape from her
Chain link fence
surrounding me
holding me down
with vacancy
Chain link fence
Surrounding me
I thought I was trapped
You gave me the key

The walls are coming down now
There’s no point in circling ‘round
There’s no guarantee smooth waters will last, but I’ll throw my cards on the table
(All the same), all the same, all the same

I’ll tell you everything I’ve ever wanted
I won’t speak I’ll let you do the talking
I won’t wait ‘til the moments gone

I’ll tell you everything I’ve ever wanted
I won’t speak I’ll let you do the talking
I’ll tell you everything I’ve ever wanted
I won’t speak I’ll let you do the talking
Track Name: Alibi
Candlewax
melts into my skin while I am
Barely dressed
Worried peering eyes will catch
The first offense
Uncovering the faulty signs of
My pretense
The tracks are traced

And you can’t find the energy
To count the cards I’ve dealt but you can’t see
A broken hand
And I don't have an alibi
To hide the facts
so you won't realize the truth
is just a forgery

Oh doctor please
Stitch up all the fiction that’s
Enclosing me
Endless gashes surely aren’t just
Make Believe
Close the door, so I can sleep
Eventually
But sitting here

I'm going over the handlebars
Stop me now before I fall apart
And crumble down into a million pieces
of broken art
Shattered by the one so picturesque to watch
the fragments break away

It's hard to breathe knowing I'm to blame for everything
It's hard to believe I'm the one to blame for everything lost
I could never explain to you
What was going on inside my head
The tidal wave isn’t over yet
Track Name: Parallel to Life
I live in a prison of my own design
Counting the stars and watching time pass by
Everyday the window shows a new sky
But I’m always caught on the other side

Living parallel to life
Disconnected from the world
But I’ll be home soon

All my life I’ve picked the right path
But now I wish that I could go back
To younger days and simpler times
When I could leave my mind and hide

Parallel to life
Disconnected from the world
I’ve grown too soon

Crescent cuts run down by hollow chest
But I conceal them when I’m dressed
I can feel the metal touch my spine
The endless aches still left behind

I’ve been paralyzed by life
Disconnected from the world
But I’ll be healed soon

I rot in a prison of my own desire
Counting the time and watching stars pass by
Every night the window shows a black sky
And I’m always trapped on the other side

I’ve signed my life away
I’m held back by pain
I’m a stowaway
Sailing nowhere

Sometimes dreams let us down
And drag us to the ground
Disappointment has its claws
Even diamonds have their flaws
And the scars remain
To remind us of the pain
Lingering on
Never quite gone
When we’re cast aside
Worlds collide
We find resolve
And the bars dissolve
Track Name: Home Soon
I’ve grown through my life in a line
Know the way home when I’m tired
The familiar is driving me wild

Said goodbye, used myself as a guide
To go live out what’s building inside
While missing the autumn sunlight

I’ll be home soon and I’ll be alright
Put my coat on the sofa near the fire
Oh the smell of the three tall pines
But I know that there’s nothing beyond time
So I’ll lay it on the line
I’ll stay for now
And lay it on the line

Every time I fall back to that life
Try to turn back the clocks for a while
See stars that shined bright in our eyes

Fewer days here seem like they used to
New places and things I can’t relate to
Friends have all passed away too
And there's nothing I can do

I left that home and I’m all right
There’s no memorable arms open wide
Only two of the three tall pines
But I know there’s nothing beyond time
So I’ll lay it on the line
I’ll stay for now
And lay it on the line

I left that home and I’m all right
There’s no memorable arms open wide
Oh the smell of the three tall pines
But I know there’s nothing beyond time
So I’ll lay it on the line
I’ll stay for now
And lay it on the line

I still see the same stars shining
With someone else and a new skyline
And I know I’ve been home all along
Track Name: Headwind
Recited speeches from your lips
Embraced with reluctant arms
I’m sure I didn’t read the script
But I’m bound to play the part

Someone get me out of here
From captive screams that nobody hears

You’re cutting off my oxygen
I can barely breathe
Cause you’re standing right over me
And even if I get off my feet
You’ll make me nosedive down
A direct flight into your headwind’s
Sending me falling to the ground

I gave you the time to explain
Your knives swirled to my head
A cutting vortex in my brain
You latched to my hand as I bled

Someone get me out of here
So this wound can finally heal

You’re cutting off my oxygen
I can barely breathe
Cause you’re standing right over me
And even if I get off my feet
You’ll make me nosedive down
A direct flight into your headwind’s

Cutting off my oxygen
I can barely breathe
Cause you’re standing right over me
And even if I get off my feet
you’ll make me nosedive down
a direct flight into your headwind’s
sending me falling to the ground

After what you put me through
I still care for you
I do I do I do
Track Name: Torn
You dangle yourself in the blurred light of your room
Knowing that I’ll succumb again
Slurred nothings spread and tingle down your spine
And your eyes are spinning like my head

You say you like the release
But I’m afraid I’ve cut too deep
I know I should probably leave
But I’ll give in to your silent pleas
I move back and forth across the board
Until you’re torn to pieces

I slip off your lace and cold skin pours out
Revealing marks under lock and key
How many nights have we put on this charade?
It looks like you’ve been keeping tally

You say you like the release
But I’m afraid I’ve cut too deep
I know I should probably leave
But I’ll give in to your silent pleas
I move back and forth across the board
Until you’re torn to pieces

I can only face you with a clouded mind
Cause I can’t bear to see the scars I’ve left behind
Etched in your skin

The heat dies down and your words grow so cold
But your eyes deceive your mouth
I bang my knee as I stumble down your stairs
Although it hurts I can’t find a bruise

You say you like the release
But I’m afraid I’ve cut too deep
I know I should probably leave
But I’ll give in to your silent pleas, please
I move back and forth across the board
Until you’re torn to pieces
I move back and forth
Back and forth
Back and forth
Back and forth
I move back

I could only face you with a clouded mind
Until you’re torn to pieces
Track Name: Wake Up
Last night I saw a strange specter
I didn’t expect her in frayed leather
With lavished lips two shades redder
And she’d never looked better
This illusion I’ve been led around
makes it harder to forget how
sleeping desires could be kept down
they’re standing still inside my head now

Oh no I don’t want to wake up
I know it’s never real but it makes me feel like I haven’t in years
Oh no I don’t want to wake up
I live only for these moments even if they’re meant to disappear

I’ll let you haunt me when you want to
You know I love it when you saunter
Through my dreams and gently taunt me
With your perfect pale, body
And when I think I’ve finally caught you
It’s just my pillow and not you
So I’ll go back in for round two
and try to find you on cloud nine soon

Oh no I don’t want to wake up
I know it’s never real but it makes me feel like I haven’t in years
Oh no I don’t want to wake up
I live only for these moments even if they’re meant to disappear

I’d lie dead in a coma
If it meant that you’d come over
We could get back to bad old habits
But that ain’t gonna happen
I won’t settle for defeat now
but you’ve settled for his dreams somehow
and even when he wakes up
you’re still putting on your sweaters
and you’ve never looked better

Oh no I don’t want to wake up
I know it’s never real but it makes me feel like I haven’t in years
Oh oh I just want to wake up next to you
I live only for these moments even if they’re meant to disappear

Last night I saw a strange specter
he said she’d never looked better
Track Name: Twisted Words
I wanna know where your mind resides
Honey, please don’t hang up the phone
I need to see past your sparkling eyes
And uncover what’s hiding underneath

Twisted words are never undone
The layers peel away until there’s one
Maybe the letters you sent
Made me circumvent
Is this the daze I’m meant to be in?
Or is there something wrong with me? (something wrong with me)

My mind’s eye has been blurred by this fog
It can’t see what you’ve locked behind your plastic door
I won’t believe that you’ve gone to the dogs
Still holding on to feelings that I should’ve let go

I try to break through to your inner emotions
but you hide behind a wall of devotion
You just tell me don’t bat an eye
Or even wonder why

Twisted words are never undone
The layers peel away until there’s one
Twisted words are never undone
The layers are gone now and there’s none
Maybe the letters you sent
Made me circumvent
Is this the daze I’m meant to be in?
Are these the days I’m meant to live in?
Or is there something wrong with me
Something wrong with me
There's something wrong with me
Track Name: Goodbye for Now
Silence pressed between us
Raising glasses, biting tongues
In search of the bottom’

Laughter breaks this idle trance
Tempting us to drop these thoughts
That everything’s changing

Goodbye’s the hardest word to say
So I’ll do anything
To make time move a little slower

The water’s crawling up my knees
The walls are closing in on me
We’re on the brink of everything
I’ll take the jump
What’s gonna happen
Now that time woke from her slumber
Our whole world’s been torn asunder
Wait for me
I promise you I’ll see ya soon
It’s only goodbye for now

Swirling shapes are drawing me
Into this state of ecstasy
Where tomorrow don’t matter

Falling from my senses
Drifting to a world away
It’s the end of an era

Goodbye’s the hardest word to hear’
when you’re fading out
so I’ll say nothing

The water’s crawling up my knees
The walls are closing in on me
We’re on the brink of everything
I’ll take the jump
What’s gonna happen
Now that time woke from her slumber
Our whole world’s been torn asunder
Wait for me
I promise you I’ll see ya soon
It’s only goodbye for now

Broken choices pulsing through my head
Washed out words I wish I could’ve said
Seeing echoes thrown from empty shelves
Turning off the lights and shaking dust off my feet
(I won’t look back)

The water’s crawling up my knees
The walls are closing in on me
We’re on the brink of everything
I’ll take the jump
What’s gonna happen
Now that time woke from her slumber
Our whole world’s been torn asunder
Wait for me
I promise you I’ll see ya soon
It’s only goodbye for now

Don’t wanna leave you all behind
Just wanna wash away my mind and hide
Track Name: White Flash
Maybe the years are behind us
Or maybe they’re straight out in front
I walked out to find streets were crumblin’
All signs pointed back to square one

I saw her there
With broken petals in her hair
That fell like leaves to the ground as she drew near
But her body was cold
Her skin white as snow
I blinked my tired eyes and then she disappeared

A white flash that looked more like a fantasy
To me felt like more a reality

I woke up to find that I’m still tired
From grasping for straws in the deep
Afraid that the window was closing
I let myself float off into the breeze

She comes back in
And she’s howling like the wind
A siren song with a luring melody
But I’m dyin inside
To break through the tide
And go sailing off into the sea

A white flash that looked more like a fantasy
To me felt like more a reality

And I can’t believe it
I can’t run just from it
I can’t get over it

Everybody knows a way home

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