Lyrics

Narrows and Neurons

1. Undecided

You’re not on my mind
But I think of you all the time
And I heard what you said
But I read the words in your head
For weeks I labored to grow
But it fell apart years ago
You’re not on my mind
Because I’ve left you behind

You don’t know me
You don’t know

You try to escape from your mind
But it’s one more mountain to climb
So I grab my needle and thread
And stitch the side of my head
Progress, regress, and let go
The waves subside and I’ll know
You’re not on my mind
But I think of you all the time

You don’t know me
You don’t know

I am not undecided

2. Scratch Against the Earth

We stand on the edge
We stare into the dark
And we fall in
And as our paths cross
We hope to see a spark
And we look up
Into the sky
Our feet scratch against the Earth
Soon sinking in
Into the ground
We fall and rebound

Show me the road
And I’ll get lost

You give me your hand
This is what we’ve found
The mud is thick
We steal from the Earth
We pull from the ground
The night is cold
It freezes our bones
We step into the light
And so we run
Into the night

Show me the road
And I’ll get lost

3. Over the Ocean

I was deep, entrenched in the chasm
And you were stuck, but you still felt the spasm
As earth ripped your home
You descended alone

But a hundred thousand suns
Will set before
You will hear my call
Or a knock at your door
But if you give me some time
And a rhyme
And a war
I will reach your shore

The same moon
La misma luna
And I’m blind, but for its light
But it shrinks in the night

But a hundred thousand suns
Will set before
You will hear my call
Or a knock at your door
But if you give me some time
And rhyme
And a war
I will reach your shore

4. Obscure/Unkind

When we collide
The world subsides
Your breath and mine
Our hands entwined
Where are you going and why are you going alone?
You fight your battles and live as you are on your own

Tonight, you are
Elusive, lost, and far away
From your home
And everything you’ve known

Uncured, benign
Obsessed, refined
Obscure, unkind
Progress, rewind
Where are you going and why are you going alone?
You fight your battles and live as you are on your own

Tonight, you are
Elusive, lost, and far away
From your home
And everything you’ve know

5. Saltwater

As the waves soak my oar
I cast it aside, throw it to where it gets lost in the shore
There’s a current out at sea
And it sweeps me away
And I find myself at home in the bay

As you cut across my shore
My crisp, salty air
Whips your windswept hair
You’ve crossed me before
So I wrap you in my arms
Keep you safe from harm
As I swallow you whole

This is where it ends
The road curves and bends as I take to the sea
The ocean’s saltwater tears swallow my fears
As they wrap me inside

7. A Collision

The ghosts of you and I collide
In apathetic suicide
We wring our hands, we clench our teeth
Ignoring chemicals beneath
Our wrinkled skin, our jaded eyes
And we can’t help but realize
The embers die with us in tow
Stoke the fire, let me go

Now I’m on the other side
A foreigner on foreign tides
It’s everything and nothing new
It’s not where I’d thought I’d find you
At rest, but I’m not satisfied
So I tear up the mountainside
I mount the rail, I gaze below
I watch the river ebb and flow

Tell me a lie and I’ll tell you a secret
What I got was not what I wanted

I don’t think you know what you want

8. Karma Sidewalk

As I walk this stretch of sidewalk
It’s eating me alive
An idea repressed but breathing
Is starting to revive
That you don’t come this far for nothing
If you’re not wearing a disguise
Now we sift through all the silence
And we sort through all the lies

And I’m still alive
In the end, I’ll survive
But I won’t win this battle

I hope karma isn’t watching
Or at least that she’s kind
That she sees my apprehension
As she rips apart my mind
I couldn’t sort through all the silence
Couldn’t sift through all the lies
Now I’m waiting at this bus stop
With stars in my eyes

And I’m still alive
In the end, I’ll survive
But I won’t win this battle

Guess you fought your battles
Well now I’m fighting mine
Through this heavy silence
Is it the act of the design?
Terrified of losing
But I don’t know where to start
With an empty mailbox
And us drifting far apart

And I’m still alive
In the end, I’ll survive
But we won’t win this battle

Karma sidewalk’s calling
But I haven’t got the time
I’m busy chasing demons
Finding answers in my mind

And it’s time for me to go
You’d hesitate, cut me out, and let go
And to think you didn’t know
Didn’t you dear, didn’t you?

In the end I wanted you

9. Narrows and Neurons

Is it real?
Are you a lie?
Is it real?
Are you alive?
Are the narrows and the neurons entwined?
Is it real?
Are you alive?

10. Waves

The inseparable tie
The sea and the sky
The two collide

If this is what you wanted
Terrified and haunted
I slip away

Water falls to its birth
Off the delicate Earth
They’re intertwined

You struggle for a reason
The world struggles for a season
And you both lose

The waves disrupt the skyline
They rip apart the timeline
And two are one
And for a fleeting instance
Approaching from the distance

A terrifying notion
The waves within the ocean are incomplete
The force of rushing water