Citizen Drawn Out

Slow down, I want to watch you on your own now.

I’ve been keeping quiet for a while.

Now that you’re fine.

Catch your breath before I get home in the morning.

You walk outside in a hurry.

Before I get home in the morning,

You’ll walk outside tonight.

Drawn out, I was empty, you were alright.

I found all the pieces you left outside.

Now that you’re fine,

Catch your breath before I get home in the morning.

You walk outside in a hurry.

Before I get home in the morning,

You’ll walk outside tonight.

Citizen Speaking With A Ghost

Overnight it’s getting cold,

When every day is different in Michigan,

You never know.

It’s been a while since you’ve called.

I’m speaking with a ghost and I’m wondering

How you’re making out.

And I went and spent that week trying to find you out.

Every night it feels the same.

And I went and spent those nights driving by myself.

Every night it feels the same.

Overnight I fell apart,

I use to wonder where you’ve been, or where you were.

I threw my face against the wall

So I won’t wonder where you’ve been,

Or where you are, and how you’re making out.

And I went and spent that week trying to find you out.

Every night it feels the same.

And I went and spent those nights driving by myself.

Every night it feels the same

Citizen Numb Yourself

Mourn to cut through

I found your merit in a furrow nearby

Mourn to save you

Your own beholder, your own beholder

These walls are built so you can confide

They’re painted handsomely so you abide

This glass is colored black so close your eyes

Numb yourself and you will stay inside

Benign, blame yourself

A feeble rodent can only withstand so much

Knives point at me when you are guilty

Pay it forward until you are free

Nothing else is worth it, only me

Settle your wounds

Fill your cup with something new

Settle your wounds

Strip yourself from what you knew

I’ve placed the boards across your windows

I’ve nailed your hands so you can kiss the floor

A blanket suffocates the things you know

Numb yourself, like you did before

Citizen Sick And Impatient

I’ve wasted days, but they don’t mind

There’s something in my room, and it’s telling me what I should do

And it’s been in there for quite a while, it taught me all i know

Where I should be, and where I’ll go

Will you save my life tonight?

I can see it in my mother’s eyes, and the way she talks about me

Some things are better left to rot

I’m quick to push, I’m quick to shove, and the first to point the finger

No company could ever be enough

I’ll stay outside tonight

I’ll stay outside tonight

I got

I got sick

I got sick and impatient

I got

I got sick

I got sick and impatient

I spoke too soon, you made your move

You’re walking with a smile

I’m wide awake, it’s late, I’m driving

While the neighbors sleep, I’m cutting ties

Lose myself in my head

Convince myself to forget what is real

Will you save my life tonight?

Will you save my life tonight?

I got

I got sick

I got sick and impatient

I got

I got sick

I got sick and impatient

Will you save my life tonight?

Will you save my life tonight?

Citizen Silo

If you heal these wounds, sing me off

If you heal these wounds, sing me off

When a favor’s too much to ask, an hour’s come and passed

When you heal those wounds, sing me off. Sing me off

If I can’t choose, why would you?

If I could bloom, so could you

What a sour tasting delight

A killing in front of your eyes

When you heal your wounds, sing me off

Sing me off

Sing me off

If I hear your ghost I’m a fool

If I slit my throat, would it be to use?

Yeah I’ve been ashamed but I got away

I hope you heal your wounds, sing me off

Swallow me whole

Swallow me whole

If I’m still too young, brake my chains

If my shade’s too dark, weep in vain

If I kill you now, will I be saved?

I’ll kill you now, and I’ll be saved

If you heal your wounds, sing me off

Citizen Discrete Routine

Transient soul

You utter my hymn

From under your breath

From under your breath

Abandoned one

You’ve learned to forgive

But I have not yet

But I have not

She’s fooled everyone, now

Where does she go?

Where does she go?

She’s fooled everyone now

So where does she go?

Where does she go?

Volatile scene

A crack in the sky

Peeking inside

Peeking inside

Discreet routine

The timing’s not right

The timing’s not right

The timing’s not

He’s fooled everyone, now

Where does he go?

Where does he go?

He’s fooled everyone now

So where does he go?

Where does he go?

Transient soul

Transient soul

Transient soul

Transient soul

He’s fooled everyone, now

Where does he go?

Where does he go?

He’s fooled everyone now

Where does he go?

Where does he go?

(Where does he go?)

Citizen Heaviside

No one knows where the byway leads to

No one knows what it turns into at the end

Meet me down by the black inlet and I’ll show you it

I’ll show you it

Nails replace the rain, piercing the people to their staves

The sun illuminates such a wonderful display

No one seems to know anyone there

No one knows who they love or how they smile

Where do people go when they need some deliverance?

Deliverance

The blackness fascinates the privileged and the misbehaved

Still, no one has ever walked themselves all of the way

Citizen Fremont

Such minimal and worthless things I get myself into

I get myself in two

And paragraphs rest angry words onto a landscape

That sinks me down to a level much lower than that

Of an angry kid with loaded words and too many silences

And I am looking back on these past few years

I’ve led myself on to think I’m better than this

I can’t be better than this

Say what you wanted to say

The glory days have worn away

Stranded, we aren’t the hopeless

Stranded, we aren’t the hopeless

We’ve got it figured out or so it may seem

Maybe I just need some sleep

Citizen Flowerchild

I fell into your forbidden arms

Beautiful flower child

I am nothing but an echo through your halls

Won’t you just stay here for longer?

I’ve given all to what is left of you

I don’t know where I went wrong, I went wrong

Lately do you feel better when I’m gone?

I made a mess of myself again

I know it’s all my fault

I’ve been, I’ve been whatever you wanted

It’s such a shame that still no one likes looking up when they are lost, they are lost

Threading the skin

I am at fault for you

Keeping me in

Faith in an empty room

Something I’ve missed in everyone but you

Keeping me in

Faith in an empty room

Innocent pawn, goddess of my thoughts

As the world turned, we stood far apart

Far apart

Flower child is stuck in her condition

As the world turned, we had fallen apart

Fallen apart

I am wrapped up in momentary touch

I’m feeling so worn down

I have tried but I know that’s not enough

Threading the skin

I am at fault for you

Keeping me in

Faith in an empty room

Thousands of bricks, I carried them all for you

Keeping me in

Faith in an empty room

Citizen Fever Days

Fever days are here

Blackout memory encompassing

Glamor casts a light on what is secret

Limited to none on this sterile ground we walk

You remind me of, You remind me of something I’ve lost

I can’t give anything

I can’t give anything

I can’t give anything

I can’t give anything

I am only a fleeting thought

Room of many bodies, still no one that I could talk to

A million faces here, but I can only pick out a few

Through the photographs, joy encircling

I found you down by the waterfront

Victim of underhand, so subordinate

All of your time is the only thing you’ve got

I’m a slave to odds, giving everything I’ve got

You remind me of, You remind me of something I’m not

I can’t give anything

I can’t give anything

I can’t give anything

I can’t give anything

I am only a fleeting thought

I can feel you breathing into me

Our existence separates

I can feel you now, near and hollowed out

Our existence separates

I can’t give anything

I can’t give anything

I can’t give anything

I can’t give anything

I am only a fleeting thought