2016 – the year we wish that we could forget

the year the poison bubbling beneath rose to the surface

cling to what is good , evidences of grace

this does not feel ok…this is all not ok…

A lonely island separated from kith and kin

forget who you were supposed to be forget it all

dont stop swimming

the shore is there

we promise

 

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She smiled in a big way, the way a girl like that smilesWhen the world is hers and she held your eyes

Out in the breezeway down by the shore in the lazy summer

And she pulled you in, and she bit your lip, and she made you hers

She looked deep into you as you lay together quiet in the grasp of dusk and summer
But you’ve already lost

When you only had barely enough to hang on
And she combed your hair, and she kissed your teeth

And she made you better than you’d been before

She told you bad things you wished you could change in the lazy summer

And she told you, laughing down to her core, so she would not cry as she lay in your lap

She said “nobody here can live forever, quiet in the grasp of dusk and summer”
But you’ve already lost

When you only had barely enough to hang on
She said, “no one is alone the way you are alone”

And you held her looser than you would have if you ever could have known

Some things tie your life together, slender threads and things to treasure

Days like that should last and last and last
But you’ve already lost

When you only had barely enough of her to hang on

Oh summer, love

Side by side on the grass

Each touch electric
Oh summer, love

Life seems easy floating on air

Each breath in rhythm
Oh summer, love

We are not meant to linger here

Each sunset brings tension
Oh summer, love

September creeps in with cloudy storms 

Each rain drop you slowly fade
Oh summer, love

Don’t forget me when you’re gone

For years I’ve wanted to forgive you

For years I’ve tried

every time I saw your picture 

your name was mentioned 

my heart paused 

my mouth went dry

Let’s forgive while we’re still breathing

Let’s bury this shame

Every rumour spread

Endless accusations 

He bore it all 
At Calvary 

 

[Verse 1]If only you had known me before the accident

For with that grand collision, came a grave consequence

Receptors overloaded; they burst and disconnect

Til there was little feeling, please work with what is left
[Verse 2]

I have not been flattered that you never been here before

So there’s no need to mention, that you’ve no firsts anymore

But if you let me be your skyline, I’ll let you be the wave

That reduces me to rubble, but looked safe from far away
[Chorus]

I don’t know why, I don’t know why I return to the scenes of these crimes

Where the hedgerows slowly wind, through the ghosts of Beverly Drive

I don’t know why, I don’t know why, I don’t know what I expect to find

Where all the news is secondhand, and everything just goes on as planned
[Bridge]

You wanna teach but not be taught

And I wanna sell but not be bought

So let us not be lonesome

So let us not be lonesome

Lost in between our needs and wants

Our needs and wants
[Chorus]

I don’t know why, I don’t know why, I return to the scenes of these crimes

Where the hedgerows slowly wind, through the ghosts of Beverly Drive

I don’t know why, I don’t know why, I don’t know what I expect to find

Where all the news is secondhand, and everything just goes on as planned
I don’t know why, I don’t know why (x4)

-death cab for cutie copyright 2015 bmg rights management 

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memories in the rear view mirror
images and sounds from long ago
oh how the years go by

life seemed so simple then
so much joy in those brief moments
the future looked so bright

ever so sweet ever so broken
a mirror of what was living inside me
so many mistakes were made

something beautiful lost
grace not embodied here
what should have been for good

sorry