Silverstein I Am The Arsonist

Throwing up with the thought of you two,

How could you do this?

My best friend with my bride,

Now you tell me you are leaving.

They’ll see your fire through the dark night sky

I hope your home when I arrive.

If there’s a pyre in the afterlife,

I’ll be there again to light the match.

Burn

Gasoline and fire is the perfect combination

Light it up,

Burn it down,

Burning my addiction.

They’ll see your fire through the dark night sky,

I hope your home when I arrive.

If there’s a pyre in the afterlife,

I’ll be there again to light the match.

I am the light that warms up your body and sets free the demons inside.

I am the one that never ignores you, that never will let you down.

They’ll suspect, but they’ll never prove I was there (I was there).

In my fate, I feel the wrath of adrenaline (of adrenaline).

It’s so hard to run away, when I want to stay

(I am the light that warms up your body and sets free the demons inside.)

To watch it burn, watch it churn,

(I am the one that never ignores you, that never will let you down.)

Silverstein My Heroine

The drugs begin to peak

A smile of joy arrives in me

But sedation changes to panic and nausea

And breath starts to shorten

And heartbeats pound softer

You won’t try to save me!

You just want to hurt me and leave me desperate!

You taught my heart, a sense I never knew I had.

I can forget, the times that I was

Lost and depressed from the awful truth

How do you do it?

You’re my heroine!

You won’t leave me alone!

Chisel my heart out of stone, I give in every time.

You taught my heart, a sense I never knew I had

I can forget, the times that I was

Lost and depressed from the awful truth

How do you do it?

You’re my heroine!

I bet you laugh, at the thought of me thinking for myself (myself).

I bet you believe, that I’m better off with you than someone else.

Your face arrives again, all hope I had becomes surreal.

But under your covers more torture than pleasure

And just past your lips there’s more anger than laughter

Not now or forever will I ever change you

I know that to go on, I’ll break you, my habit!

You taught my heart, a sense I never knew I had.

I can forget, the times that I was

Lost and depressed from the awful truth

How do you do it?

You’re my heroine!

I will save myself!

Silverstein Retrograde

It all hangs in the balance, it’s all a blur.

This broken neck holds the weight of the world.

The devil’s finally admitted every deed.

Scarecrows and hotels, a savage thrill.

They come to life as your guts start to spill.

And as it cuts and bleeds, a statue forms in me.

I stand here frozen. I stand here frozen.

I wish I could forget it.

It’s so hard I’ll never get it right.

Cold hearts on a colder night.

The stronger the ties, the sharper the knife.

I wish I could forget it.

It’s so hard I’ll never get it right.

Cold hearts on a colder night.

The stronger the ties, the sharper the knife.

They said this place would be different, it’s still the same.

I’m sanded faceless, you’ve taken my name.

A beaten mind won’t heal, it takes you where you’ve been.

Thorn in my stomach, pain in my side,

You’re smashing protons as two worlds collide.

With hands as cold as steel I feel you holding me.

I stand here frozen. I stand here frozen.

I wish I could forget it.

It’s so hard I’ll never get it right.

Cold hearts on a colder night.

The stronger the ties, the sharper the knife.

I wish I could forget it.

It’s so hard I’ll never get it right.

Cold hearts on a colder night.

The stronger the ties, the sharper the knife.

So I walked out of the valley,

I let myself feel the sun on my bare back

and melt the dirt off my skin.

I let the breeze of the wind cleanse me.

I let the elements in.

It was my only fucking option.

And again I was whole.

And again

I thought I could feel something one day.

But this planet doesn’t have a sun.

It only has a moon that’s lifeless.

And every light that shines is a dead reflection.

I wish I could forget it.

It’s so hard I’ll never get it right.

Cold hearts on a colder night.

The stronger the ties, the sharper the knife.

I wish I could forget it.

It’s so hard I’ll never get it right.

Cold hearts on a colder night.

The stronger the ties, the sharper the knife.

The stronger the ties, the sharper the knife.

Silverstein Scenes From Parisian Life

The sun comes up a little later

So you can drink a little longer

I wish I had a dream last night

I wish I had a dream last night

So half the time you’d be here

I wish you were here

I’m on your vine now, so high, I can see Italy

Silverstein Sleep Around

Start with the best intent you’ve earned it.

Promise was made not kept you’ve burned it.

Sleep around, you sleep around.

He’s driving around his stomach churning.

Peering in bedroom windows searching.

Sleep around, you sleep around with me.

A lie and excuse will make no difference.

And the shades don’t ever make it down.

It’s obvious, we’re obvious, we walk and talk so loud.

In the morning we lock our bodies,

sleep around, we sleep around in red.

We’ll safely stash away the guilt again.

Silverstein Good Luck With Your Lives

I’ve looked you right in the face

And I have told the worst lies

I’ve put my arms around you

And felt nothing at all

I’ve stolen tasteless bread

I’ve salted hundreds of cities, paint them red

I’ve taken a thousand miles and

I’ll take a thousand more until you say

You can’t believe me

You can’t make me stay

You won’t change

I hear your whispers calling me

I will turn away (turn away)

Just like a hunter you will prey

Prey on me

And the world will let you hang

I just made a pact with them

To always drop you where you land

I’ll fight from my way and

I’ll say that I’ve changed and

I’ll try to convince you you should stay

Whatever your goal, I’ll be here

Making sure you fail

You can’t believe me

You can’t make me stay

You won’t change

I hear your whispers calling me

I will turn away (turn away)

Just like a hunter you will prey

Prey on me (prey on me, prey on me, prey)

These seven years have opened my eyes

But I don’t want you living all again (all again)

You!

You can’t believe me

You can’t make me stay

You’ll never change

I hear your whispers calling me

I will turn away (I will turn away, turn away)

Just like a hunter you will prey

Prey on me

Undreadful? I have been

Loyalty? I have none

No respect, no passion

I’m out to find it

Silverstein Short Songs

I like short songs!

I like short songs!

I like short songs!

I like short songs!

I like short songs!

I like short songs!

Yeah, I like short songs!

I like short songs!

I like short songs!

I like short songs!

I like short songs!

I like short songs!

I like short songs!

I like short songs!

Silverstein Kill The Lights

A perfect silence begging you to speak.

An anchor driving down inside you holding down your feet.

Kill the lights and just start it over, start it over,

Again we’ll fake it, we’ll beg to make it.

Forget everything we said and just start it over, start it over.

A new spark lights inside me.

Feel it, looming, ready to be heard.

See it, blooming, pulling you aside with anguish.

I fight for inches longing for a better way to end this war.

With subtlety we both implore, a silent wish to be ignored.

Kill the lights and just start it over, start it over,

Again we’ll fake it, we’ll beg to make it.

Forget everything we said and just start it over, start it over.

A new spark lights inside me.

When the world grows cold and feelings die, you forget how it feels to be alive.

Then the seasons change to perfect skin and shining eyes.

Reminding you of warmth you felt inside.

So passionate.

You fashion what you want.

So deceptive.

It’s almost like you’re out to fool yourself.

You believe you’ll wreck yourself and not have to concede.

A million lies, they’ll counter back with fear and painful eyes.

Will this anchor drown a man who won’t cut it loose,

No matter how fast he keeps sinking.

Kill the lights and just start it over, start it over,

Again we’ll fake it, we’ll beg to make it.

Forget everything we said and just start it over, start it over.

A new spark lights inside me.

Silverstein Medication

We’ll keep calm and carry on,

With good intentions.

They’ll prescribe the rights and wrongs,

Until we’re perfect.

So maybe one day we’ll be safe,

In control and full of grace,

Never making a mistake.

So flawless.

Cut us deeper to the core,

We won’t feel a thing.

Imperfections weighing more,

Repressing difference.

I wish this wasn’t all so hard,

To be yourself and not on guard.

To stop the racing in your heart.

We’ll fight it.

Put me under,

Now I’m powerless.

I’ll take it all,

I’ll Take it all,

I’ll take it.

I can’t breathe without you.

You won’t trust me,

I won’t trust you too.

Bring me back and,

Bring me back and,

Bring it,

Medicate me.

Hide me deeper in my shed,

Until I’m all alone.

I’m hearing voices in this sound,

Hallucinating.

I could have sworn I heard it too,

A sudden, beautiful adieu.

It’s telling me what I should do,

I follow.

Put me under,

Now I’m powerless.

I’ll take it all,

I’ll take it all,

I’ll take it.

I can’t breathe without you.

You won’t trust me,

I won’t trust you too.

Bring me back and,

Bring me back and,

Bring it,

Medicate me now.

As I’m turning into dis-reflection,

You can’t slow me.

My body and my mind,

My emotions and my pride.

The simplest things became the hardest part now,

The easiest parts have taken all my dreams.

I’m afraid,

I’ll never be okay.

I’m afraid,

I’m scared I can’t be happy.

I’m afraid,

This silence you feel is not a way to be sincere, (I’m afraid)

And it’s a way to cope,

A way to heal, (I’m scared I can’t be happy)

But not for me when I can’t feel. (I’m afraid)

The subtleties that make me want to, (I’ll never be okay)

Be alive and not a statue, (I’m afraid)

Breathe the air,

Be me to talk to. (I’m scared I can’t be happy)

I’m afraid. (I’ll never be the same)

Silverstein My Consolation

You left me,

Now you come back to me,

Saying it’s changed

And we’re not the same people we once were.

And you beg to be back with me,

I can’t see anything but you.

Every night, I see you there.

Everyday, I hate you and everything we once were.

You keep saying it’s changed and we’re not the same.

And you beg to be back with me,

now I can’t see anything.

I won’t forget everything that you put us through.

I won’t forget everything that you put us through.

Every night, I see you there.

Everyday, I hate you.

Crying can’t carry you back to me.