Is she always there Standing over me Watching as the seasons change Over some sleepy, wondering sea Across her face and beneath her eyes Is always the same wistful gaze Reflections floating like young waves Crashing just to show their size The air gets dry As the music grows dreamy Synth sounds and electric emotions As my head gets heavy beneath me Roads pass by And signs grow far out of distance The radio changes with the reception – Before we hit the chorus And I sit looking out the rearview mirror The radio tower lights blinking at me Like a watch tower searching for a signal And I wonder If I might’ve left it on the interstate And that’s why the music sounds so abysmal And the static that crackles is its own accusatory finger Blaming me for not trying harder To get it back
The wind howls louder still Reaching for the empty heart Of someone who never got their fill Of a life that has yet to start All of those hopeful flames Dancing in such a cold, dark room Ever so reluctant to respond to the change We forget that we aren’t the same Despite our matching tombs
So open your lungs And breathe in All these shards of shattered glass Left in the future From the pieces of our broken past Breath out All these shards of shattered glass When we all stand alone Who will be left to last?
Soak in the left over memories And face the mirror See the man you built Out of the anger of all that you couldn’t achieve Did you hear that it all comes crashing down? Like the missed notes Of your favorite love song It’s going to come back around – Despite the coughing and blood in your breath We know the lost will eventually be found
So open your lungs And breath in that shattered glass No falling water can cleanse What moves so fast Breath out all that shattered glass The pain will lose its edge Though the scars always last And while you lie sleeping And I’m lost in my head I’ll gather up all that shattered glass Left behind on all those roads I’ve yet to tread