“Cathedral Bells”

I watch the ballerinas in the dark
every spoken movement counter-played
we can all find ourselves free again
inside and out mirrors study the emotional line
to run across imagination to re-process every critical point
we won’t ever stop running through daydreams
if we stop to questions why
if we stop to outline the detail on their back
will we ever understand which way we tick?
when you prescribe the distance I know the battleground too well
wake up another day to break this imagination across the silver screen
if you were next to me
If I couldn’t take a breath
I wouldn’t doubt redefinition
a vital clue going through your head
each slip, each belief to run through the sky
if I could speak
if I could speak to break the colors of silence
if I could speak like cathedral bells
if I could speak like the ghosts inside my head
to walk against the falling rain
if love didn’t fall apart inside my head
I see the shadows drop behind the heartache
reemphasize the social clues I am running so far behind
to cross out my window another day
tonight the church bells ring a different tune
to watch the cathedral walls one more day
to watch the smoke drop the critical line
to kneel before kingdom come every eye closed behind secrets reaching out for me
whisper past separation
tonight the church bells ring a different sound but only with you

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watch a million spirits cross the skies

A Million Words lost in the Cell

I watched you fall apart behind every second

whisper this world away

press the questions like damage

was I wrong to make things right?

all this time burning away

gauge the glimpse of this light

the pressure is too thick to control

break this silence apart

losing every color in the dark

you can’t break these balloons around my heart

to feel this emotion too deep

to feel this emotion like a chemical control

start all the days over in my mind

mistakes like dancers in the dark

if the light doesn’t shine today

let it burn me apart tomorrow

am I always wrong to choose different directions to get us apart?

one day they will rise to Heaven

like concealer to hide the black and blue away

like concealer to turn this world apart

shake this feeling to the ground

laugh again tomorrow

soldiers hear tomorrow

it hits them to the ground

in observation we pray for a new day of forgiveness

if yesterday doesn’t tell a story

someday we will march across the skies

everyday to define my faith

if time doesn’t answer me past the gates to prescribe the adoration

I can’t numb away the days lost

spin around this maze like a million pieces of doubt falling from my eyes

reflect the mirrors to break through the distance

a million voices gaining ground through the distance

to perfect the colors against the wall

I have seen the shadows spin through your heart

close their eyes to remember

television screens paint a true glimpse of tomorrow

pray for the days to absolve these sins locked in my heart

watch a million spirits cross the skies

witness men like magicians

look through the crowd

all the people lost on television screens

walk through this shadow

break through the cars

like the figures in the whispering room

counting the time away

when we walk through the streets

cut through this memory

time so translucent

break these paths cutting me away

kick through the wheels

behind microscopic eyes

detection at a point where it all matters

press my hands against your burning heart

all the time slipping away

crumble to madness

deception schemes can’t be found

when we lose imagination

I can’t find you here

all the worn out pieces

when you shoot through window panes

buildings hang so high

run through relapsing voices

images across my mind

don’t erase the polaroids

catch the traffic blur

men march past

flags caught against the distance

a place called home

determination never broken down

witness men like magicians

swim up & down the shores

can’t tell fact from illusion

forget my name in this town