May 28, 2009

Show me how

Posted in Song Lyric at 8:26 pm by travisritch

Show me how to love again
Take this rusted scar
remind it what once was in
inside this man
inside this empty can

Show me how to
how to take this silly, empty head
how to fill it up with love instead
fill it up with love instead
instead of thoughts of only crows and dread
fill it up with love instead

[chorus]
I’ve forgotten how to be
I’ve forgotten even me
Here behind this curtain
it’s easy
Don’t you see?
it’s easy

Show me how to fight the pain
Take this coward’s mane
and dry the tears away
Bring it in
bring it in from the rain
bring it in to be a king again

Show me the way home again
Take these red and wearied soles
place them on a golden road
back to me
back to where love began

[chorus]
I’ve forgotten how to be
I’ve forgotten even me
Here behind this curtain
it’s easy
Don’t you see?
it’s easy

April 28, 2008

Just a Man

Posted in Song Lyric tagged , , , , , at 9:19 pm by travisritch

I should be listening

…but I’m not

Give her my best they said

but is my best here inside my head?

 

If I could just recall

the wit I planned

The way she’d laugh

she just smiled instead

It sounded better in my head

 

What was it she wants, again?

I’ll give it if I can

But will it be enough

when she finds I’m just a man?

 

(She wants)  A man to make her laugh

A man to make her cry

 – but in a good way

What could I possibly say?

 

Her knight in shining armor

But will this tarnish be OK?

I polished as best I could

but will she notice I’m not all that good?

 

What was it she wants, again?

I’ll give it if I can

But will it be enough

when she finds I’m just a man?

 

(She wants) A man who’s down to Earth

but still can fly (but how high?)

To ground a bird would be a crime

and I’m sure there are no angels left

 

A man who’s a friend

– and a lover

Well how could I be one

and not the other?

…I wonder

 

What was it she wants, again?

I’ll give it if I can

But will it be enough

when she finds I’m just a man?

 

But will it be enough?

 

I’m just a man