WORDS

ONCE

Now it’s much too quiet here in my room.

Feels like someone’s trying to force their way in.

Gray’s the only color on the street, and in my head.

And the bells outside are ringing for no one again.

 

I know what I gave her. Don’t do me any favors.

Don’t sing me to sleep with my own song.

She always looks like they do in the books.

She’s just waiting for me to go wrong.

 

Threats are like a promise when you’re sitting on this bed.

They just might be the answer to your prayers.

There’s a fire beneath my feet, but I swear it’s was your kiss

that took me down hard into black and white nightmares.

 

Just as I imagined. It’s all coming back now.

I wanted to forget but I can’t remember how.

And now that it’s clear as this mirrored ceiling...do it once with feeling.

 

Can I hear that one more time on the relay?

I haven’t slept in so long. I haven’t dreampt in so long.

You’ve had all the fun. But I don’t where you’ve been.

And if you told the truth my dreams will all be gone.

 

I know what I gave her. Don’t do me any favors.

Don’t sing me to sleep with my own song.

She always looks like they do in the books.

Like she’s waiting for me to go wrong.

 

 

Jim Walker - Guitars, Keyboards, Lead Vx