LYRICS

SINCERELY

Violent voices
Silent choices
Freefall when I close my eyes
And wait for my surprise

But I won’t give in
To a fear of gentle water
The words bleed me dry
As the summer sun got hotter
I won’t believe
I won’t believe...

Maybe I can treat it better
than the time we had together
Free my bones

So I can turn my head
Leave well enough alone
Her fiery eyes were waiting;
Sparks anticipating me
But we’ll be fine
We’ll be fine
So nevermind


Let’s begin, turn to page two
Highlight the passage where I’m glancing at you
Skip past the part where I’m tryna use facebook to flirt
Bookmark the chapter where I’m pulling off my shirt
Now one more time with emotion
Let’s go over what we did wrong
It’s such a clinical notion
I’ll be sad until I write a song (and here it goes)
Four hands, three words,
two broken bottles and one
Message that pulled us apart
I’m in, you’re out
That’s my new motto since you
spat out my bubblegum heart
Her eyes are a window
Though her expression’s a wall
When her lips curl into a grin though
She’s just a little girl underneath it all

Parking garage, wild summer heat
Blood boils, I need her like a heart needs a beat
Her sigh could make a secret out of my name
Wrote words and felt out what the melody became
Now one more time with emotion
Let’s say why it ended so soon
Her lips rosé by the daylight
Painted merlot by the moon
Four hands, three words, two broken bottles and one
Message that pulled us apart
I’m in, you’re out
That’s my new motto since you spat out my bubblegum heart
Her eyes are a window
Though her expression’s a wall
When her lips curl into a grin though
She’s just a little girl underneath it all
Now one more time with emotion
Let’s go over what we did wrong
It’s such a clinical notion
I’ll be sad until I write a song (and here it goes)
Four hands, three words, two broken bottles and one
Message that pulled us apart
I’m in, you’re out
That’s my new motto since you spat out my bubblegum heart
Her eyes are a window
Though her expression’s a wall
When her lips curl into a grin though
She’s just a little girl underneath it all
She’s just my little girl underneath it all


I’m telling a story, at least I’ll try
It’s her hallelujah; she’s saying goodbye
But I wither away with every sentence I say
Not sure I like who I am
But I’ve got a plan;
I’m planting a seed every day

So give me some notice, or let me know
If you’re gonna meet me or if I should go
I’m becoming a mess while I call and confess
Leave the poor girl alone, The pain in a poem
To paint what you cannot possess
But if all the flowers wilt
Look at what we’ve built
Dig us up and take a look at the roots
I know I been acting strange
But if I can change
Maybe I could plant a garden for two
But you’d have to stay and see if it grew
So sing like a sparrow but sting like me
Pour out your heart while I accompany
So deep I could drown with her dark eyes around
The decision I made
The night that I stayed
At home while you were out of town

But if all the flowers wilt
Look at what we’ve built
Dig us up and take a look at the roots
I know I been acting strange
But if I can change
Maybe I could plant a garden for two
But you’d have to stay and see if it grew

Find me on the floor in the bathroom stall
Get up and lock the door, but when you came I called
I’m telling a story and then I’ll run
It’s her hallelujah, a smile in the sun
But the garden won’t do if the flowers we grew
Ignite with a flame
Our garden a game
Flowers, thundershowers and you...


I know I’ll be okay, but right now right is wrong
Up is down, ain’t been down for quite a while
Cuz in my head I saw last night go differently
But every inch between us felt just like a mile
I brought champagne to drown my troubles
And celebrate an awful year
You walked in and found me sitting with your friends
You said “I hate to burst your bubbles,
But why the hell are you still here?”
I left without a word, that’s how my evening ends

I got out on good behavior and you were glad that I was gone
At least that’s the conclusion that I drew
I realize it’s different now and a line has to be drawn
But I don’t want a savior;
I want you.

Well this whole thing began almost a year ago
When I walked in and found you crying on your bed
We sat out in your hallway ‘til the party died down
You told me I was cute and I felt my cheeks turn red
You got off on bad behavior, taking pictures in my shirt
Heart pounding with every breath we drew
This thing is far from innocent and people could get hurt
But I don’t need forgiveness;
I’ve got you.
So I’ll sign my name “Sincerely,”
But I mean a little more
I mean for god’s sake you’re the reason that I came
And hindsight’s 20/20 clearly, my glass was half empty before
You looked right through and found the music in my name
I’ve been on my best behavior, tried to leave your life alone
Cleaned up the mess I turned myself into
You came to me in pieces, I came to you with broken bones
I didn’t need a doctor;
I had you.
No I didn’t need a doctor, I had you.


Well it’s you with the fire, it’s you in my bones
It’s you with the mortar and pestle and stone
So box me up and pat me down
Box me up and send me straight outta town
You said I wasn’t worth the postage,
Already marked me down, marked me down
Put me on hold, but nobody ever held you so naturally
And time, oh baby time, could make a meal out of me
So I made it my business to leave you alone
As I picked up the pieces, I put down the phone
‘Cuz I need you to notice that I’ve been working on me
You’re my greatest attraction: my gravity

Well you stole from my body, you stole from my heart
You stole...
Picasso perfecting an art
But when the paint is dry what happens then?
Do we sit back, drink our wine and just pretend
That we were better off before
And lock the door and let it end
But one and one and one is three
So call us the third letter and we’ll see
But time, oh baby time, could make a meal out of me
So I made it my business to leave you alone
As I picked up the pieces, I put down the phone
‘Cuz I need you to notice that I’ve been working on me
You’re my greatest attraction: my gravity
You can’t catch your breath
You’ve been running, running through my head

Lips as cold as death
You fired me up
Yeah you burned me and left me for dead
So I made it my business to leave you alone
As I picked up the pieces, I put down the phone
‘Cuz I need you to notice that I’ve been working on me
You’re my greatest attraction, my chemical reaction,
my fatal distraction, my gravity


Haven’t you heard, I’m not myself today
I had a reason, it got lost along the way
My inspiration could bleed me dry
A new hesitation to see the girl eye to eye
Teeth don’t come with braces
Like icing comes with cake
So it’ll take some time to straighten out
The crooked smile that I fake
Should I bring flowers, or an apology letter
And would it even help at all?
And as I lie here for hours
Does she believe that I could be better?
A one-word rebuttal would leave me bleeding on the wall
I was at the wedding when you heard the news
Yeah I’d be angry if it was me wearing your shoes
But please excuse me while I drown my pride
With friends and family and bottles of wine

Shoes don’t come with laces
Like a burger on a bun
So it’ll take some time to navigate
The crooked trail that I run
Should I bring flowers, or an apology letter
And would it even help at all?
And as I lie here for hours
Does she believe that I could be better?
A two-tone rebuttal would leave me bleeding on the wall
Would it make it better if I left it up to you?
Once you know my story and see what I was going through
Teeth don’t come with braces
Like icing comes with cake
So it’ll take some time to straighten out
The crooked smile that I fake
Should I bring flowers, or an apology letter
And would it even help at all?
And as I lie here for hours
Does she believe that I could be better?
A three-thought rebuttal would leave me bleeding on the wall
Should I bring flowers, or an apology letter
And would it even help at all?
And as I lie here for hours
Does she believe that I could be better?
A force-fed rebuttal would leave me bleeding on the wall
I need a silent rebuttal; pin me up against the wall


Hurricane, the horizon looms
As our eyes dig early graves
Keep me in your thoughts as the timber rots
And the panic comes in waves
But the sails, but the sails won’t fall if we
Batten down the hatches
Off the rails, off the rails I call
As we both burn down to ashes
Turn around, leave me be
I think I’m better on my own
Abandon ship, we’ve run aground
And can’t you see my sails are torn;
A ship without a shore
Luminate the unearthly gloom
With a hollow haunting light
Where do sparrows go when they see the snow
Falling ominous and white
Like the sails, like the sails unfurled
Up the creek without a paddle
Off the rails, off the rails a world
Plunging blindly into battle
Turn around, leave me be
I think I’m better on my own
Abandon ship, we’ve run aground
And can’t you see my sails are torn;
A ship without a shore
Sturdy as I seem (rotten from the core)
Tide tears through my door (overflowing)
Silently my screams (won’t reach me as you)
Echo from the ocean floor (drag me to the ocean floor)
Turn around, leave me be
I think I’m better on my own
Abandon ship, we’ve run aground
And can’t you see my sails are torn;
A ship without a shore
Turn around, leave me be (I’m sorry for the things I’ve done)
I think I’m better on my own (that’s me you’re looking for)
Abandon ship, we’ve run aground (and I’m sorry for the way I run)
And can’t you see my sails are torn; (it’s me you’re running from)
A ship without a shore(so I can turn my head, leave well enough alone)


I understand why you said what you said
But you can be honest with me
I can count on one hand the nights I spent in your bed
So why can’t I burn this memory
We wrote a song and traded quotes
I wrote the chords, you had the notes
You took my hand and wrapped it around your throat
Will you be dreaming of my violent fire
While you’re lying by his side
Can he stitch the scars I tore a little more
Each time my fumbling fingers tried
To hold your precious hand
Hold your hand

You hit the stage and I melt into my seat
Your melody fills my ears;
Unassuming, simple, sweet
Reminds me of a lie, a love
A song left incomplete
Saw you before the show, you said
“Hey what’s up, hello”
I said, “Are you nervous?”
You said “No.”
Didn’t think I would hear lyrics I wrote freshman year
Thought I buried those ashes in the snow
I couldn’t keep my eyes off you
Socks to your knees as if you knew
Then I realized that he was sitting there too
Jealousy and I don’t get along
But that’s not what was on my face
More a sadness for a time long gone
And the choices that I made
That pulled you from my arms
From my arms

You hit the stage and I melt into my seat
Your melody fills my ears;
Unassuming, simple, sweet
Reminds me of
One Floor Above
A song left incomplete
I guess it’s time to walk away
I guess it’s time to let you go
It’s our last turn on the stage
From now on I’m a one-man show
Two wrongs can’t beat a right
And what the devil doesn’t know
My heartbeat steady and slow
Will you be dreaming of my violent fire
Was it more than just a fling?
Maybe I’m overdramatic
Maybe I’m dumb
And you’ve forgotten everything...
The fire in my eyes
The fire in her eyes
In her eyes


Breathe life into my lips
With eyes a storm for sinking ships
Each sigh, a wave that tears the mast
Wrap your fingers ‘round my neck
Like ropes left coiled on the deck
Each breath more shallow than the last...