Stealing the Moon

My Gun

mystery sings into my ears by your design
nothing is normal, wanting can’t be satisfied
caught up in frenzied flames
burning from page to page

it was you i wanted
and my gun was loaded
i was aiming high, but
you slipped out of my sight

forced to forgive the science this is chemical
ignoring the danger of the thought is half the pull
confusing your truth for mine
and feelings you can’t deny

it was you i wanted
and my gun was loaded
i was aiming high, but
you slipped out of of my sight

now there’s no way to pretend that we don’t know
awkwardly bound
now you cannot relax while i’m around

it was you i wanted
and my gun was loaded
i was aiming high, but
you slipped out of my sight

Over You

in slow motion i watch you ruin the things that we carefully built
can’t believe how all of the choices you make can astound me still

i want over, over you
so over…

every reason i’ve lingered withered while you barely looked my way
disconnected from the pride that you felt being my best play

i want over, over you
so over…

i don’t want this, you don’t either
why won’t it stop
break the habit, break the fear that
you can’t restart

every moment is like that nightmare i had when you weren’t my friend
in the silence i hear the heartbeat you broke and could never mend

i wan’t over, over you
i wan’t over, over you
i wan’t over, over you

Hole of Sorrow

what’s your problem in there?
feel the strings tug against your hands

and you chase me down this hole of sorrow
but then wanted light
why?

i might be lying sometimes
i’m sorry i made you choose me twice

and you chase me down this hole of sorrow
but then wanted light

the worst thing is knowing that i disappointed you
now you won’t pay me any attention
at all, at all

and you chase me down this hole of sorrow
but then wanted light
why?

chase me down this hole of sorrow
wanting light but not tomorrow
chase me down this hole of sorrow
wanting light but not tomorrow…

I Might

it’s all or nothing in every proposal
in every belief there’s a lie
i’ve waited through the hours and
you’ve laid it out around me

hearing you say these things, i might…

i got just what i wanted weighing you down
you said you felt paralyzed
feel so relieved when you find it
and while you’re sound surrounds me

hearing you say these things, i might

sweetness, with lies
but i got wise
you smile, i sigh
hearing you say these things, i might

it’s all or nothing in every proposal
in every belief there’s a lie
i’ve waited through the hours and
you’ve laid it out around me

hearing you say these things
hearing you say these things
hearing you say these things, i might…

You & I

never know what you wanted
with every smile i break
i didn’t mean to make you unravel
the ends were frayed before me

i’ll tell you something in the morning
just sleep…

ooh ooh ooh ooh
you and i
you and i

end it all with a lesson
to face yourself quietly
because the thought is too much to handle
i know that part believe me

you will feel something in the morning
just sleep

ooh ooh ooh ooh
you and i
you and i

you will feel something in the morning
just sleep

ooh ooh ooh ooh

Starsong

so much to tell you
my thoughts are so loud
a few lines here and there
will knock you out

couldn’t stop crying
couldn’t see through the smoke
now the fire’s out
and what’s left is broke

no signal was coming
from inside our life we implode

you can tell me i’m broken
you can tell me i’m mean
that won’t be the worst thing
you’ve said this week

a monster inside you
it awoke in the brawl
you don’t fight fair
i don’t fight at all

i hold onto one thing
a warmth i misread in your tone

Spin Upon It

when you disappear
into a fog that won’t be lifted while you’re near me
and you think you’re smart
‘cause you’d never fall into love

with that little spin upon it
i’m shaking
no regrets or denial

and my favorite part
is the way you fell in love but didn’t want it
and the calm got lost
even better now you will talk

with that little spin upon it
i’m waiting
you plead for a goodbye

to see every pain
as a flash of life beneath the breathing
you don’t see me
and you feel so small
like a puppet i won’t let go

The Plan

such carelessness
i guessed again
so certainly
forget amends

if i’d survived this madness when you went away
you’d have stayed

entangled there
between my hands
and while i watch you dangle
you’d made a plan

if i’d survived this madness when you went away
you’d have stayed
you’d have stayed

spare me your sympathy
behave
i swear i won’t keep you
just once, be late

if i’d survived this madness when you went away
you’d have stayed
you’d have stayed

Being Wrong

my demons are charmed by sweetness
but you gave that up long ago
your secrets
and your spark
your whisper

being wrong, that’s the part that’s hard
‘cause you never say anything that’ll soothe me
being wrong, that’s the part that’s hard

please listen just once
your instincts, they aren’t helping you anyway
are you waiting ‘til i start
to whisper

being wrong, that’s the part that’s hard
‘cause you amplify my worst parts ’til their deafening
being wrong, that’s the part that’s hard

Surrender – written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman

when we kiss my heart’s on fire
burning with a strange desire
and i know each time i kiss you
that your heart’s on fire too

so my darling please surrender
all your love so warm and tender
let me hold you in my arms dear
while the moon shines bright above
all the stars will tell the story
of our love and all its glory
let us take this night of magic
and make it a night of love

won’t you please surrender to me
your lips your arms your heart dear
be mine forever
be mine tonight

Stealing the Moon

slowly from under a fever that swells
glances are turning
into pieces that melt
and are wandering without worry

when the pieces fall down around me
there’s your hands
but it goes by so fast that we barely have time left

sing me a story how you’ll steal me the moon
while i dance in its beams
a painter and poet with a spell
without it where would you be?

when the pieces fall down around me
there’s your hands
but it goes by so fast that we barely have time left

seek out your lonely where they rest
give them just a tasting
if i could only be myself
i could keep all their pain for me
for me
for me