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
I once knew you But don’t remind me Like the rubble of the car wreck That still sits close to me And the oxygenated air That still makes me dizzy I don’t want to think about what doesn’t make me forget An orange atmosphere with nothing left And voices in the background to remind me of my debt My mind is just full of wind And I’m trying to fixate on the howl If only I could go back to that empty ditch And that shattered glass Fall onto the dirt Just close my eyes and focus on the smell of the gas I once knew you But don’t remind me I just want to remember the burning Of that dripping gasoline on dry fall leaves The way I stammered your name Speaking of the only thing that I believed Winter cannot come sooner For I am in love with the gray skies And empty cold air It makes me feel like I belong here For three months at a time When I felt like I wasn’t even here For nearly two years I once knew you But don’t remind me Just give me those thoughts of the icy metal bed And my ripped clothing The bandages on my head I am in love with the bruises That fell across my chest And I adored the pains That made it hard on my breath Show me the aches and my old stiff limbs Remind me of the dreams I never had Tell me that I am something different now Than I was before Remind me that the winter world would give way to the warmest love I ever knew But please don’t remind me That I once knew you