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.

Silverstein Rain Will Fall

It was just another day

Cars were driving by and people lined the streets

We were walking side by side

But there was something on my mind

And I couldn’t bear to walk another step with this inside

The rain will fall and wash it all away

Our fears will call

There’s some things you just don’t say

But when it’s been so long there’s just no other way

I can’t do this anymore, I can’t pretend that I’m not bored

And I don’t want to spend the rest of my life out of my control

The rain will fall and wash it all away

Our fears will call and make us run away

This is the last thing left to do

And if there’s one things I have learned

You can only lie to yourself for so long

Until it becomes truth

I know I can’t be the one left holding the bag

I wish I could not make it hurt so bad

Don’t be surprised, I gonna let you run away

Don’t turn around, I’m gonna walk the other way

I’m not going to chase you down the street

I won’t chase you, I won’t chase you

Don’t be surprised, I gonna let you run away

Don’t turn around, I’m gonna walk the other way

I’m not going to chase you down the street

I won’t chase you down the street

The rain will fall and wash it all away

Our fears will call and make us run away

This is the last thing left to do

And if there’s one things I have learned

You can only lie to yourself for so long

Until it becomes truth

I know I can’t be the one left holding the bag

(The rain will fall and wash it all away)

I wish I could not make it hurt so bad

(Our fears will call and make us run away)

Silverstein Friends In Fall River

Let’s go!

Your life lives half a nation away,

my heart hurts so.

I believe letting you go was

the biggest mistake of my life.

What did I do?

Alone and confused.

What can I say?

What can I do?

I’m heading the wrong way home.

Knowing alone is alone.

It’s just too difficult to be

just me instead of we.

What did I do?

Alone and confused.

What can I say?

Nothing.

I don’t know where to begin

’cause you left me for him.

I don’t know where to begin

since you left me for him.

I don’t want to start again,

and I can’t be your friend.

I don’t know where to begin

now you left me for him.

Silverstein I Will Illuminate

Another place repeating the mantra

I’m here to stay ashamed of where I’ve been

And what I’ve seen

These eagle eyes that judge me

Another face conceiving the moment

It never leaves it’s stakes, it’s claim on me

It’s stakes, it’s claim on me

A visionary in hiding

I’ll never make it

I’ll never make it

A crying wolf, this boy’s become a man

I always thought I would be different

With steady hands and heart

And always in control

Be holding fast, but slowly letting go

I always thought I would make a difference

But now I’m spending lives instead of saving souls

The more I learn, the less I seem to know

Heavy hands holding his hatred

Static sun supressing secret screams

Dishonouring distant dreams

Can he ever stop it?

We’ll never make it

We’ll never make it

The lion preys the man can’t break his chains

I always thought I would be different

With steady hands and heart

And always in control

Be holding fast, but slowly letting go

I always thought I would make a difference

But now I’m spending lives instead of saving souls

The more I learn, the less I seem to know

I will illuminate

To try to help myself

To feel something for nothing

I hung the images up to see

If I could still fake all the feelings

And try to be what you want

Be everything that you need

Be everything that you need

I’m here again, consumed in the moment

My mind reflects, repeating it back to me

Repeating it back to me

Why would you even begin to try?

You’ll never make it

You’ll never make it

You’ll never make it

You’ll never make it

I always thought I would be different

With steady hands and heart

And always in control

Be holding fast, but slowly letting go

I always thought I would make a difference

But now I’m spending lives instead of saving souls

The more I learn, the less I seem to know

Silverstein Still Dreaming

2 a.m., I lie down deep in slumber.

Feelings are falling downward.

I want to forget.

Waking up, I hear the way your voice sounds.

My heart starts to pound, now…

To the rhythm of yours.

You’re so angelic. Your words so symphonic.

Touch your lips to my soul, eat this sorrow away.

How am I so lucky, I found you?

Sometimes, I feel like I’m still dreaming.

It seems like everyday, you’re always on my mind.

This is how we stay so connected, so connected

over space and time.

When we talk about all my old drama,

You look at me and wonder how I’m not insane.

Every week the days seem to get longer.

But you know our love gets stronger with every word we say.

Stronger every day.

You know I would do anything for you.

Sometimes, I feel like I’m still dreaming.

It seems like everyday, you’re always on my mind.

This is how we stay so connected, so connected

over space and time.

If you are feeling down, you know I feel it, now.

We give each other strength to make it through the darkness.

You take me to a place I never want to leave.

I’m in my deepest dream, I don’t ever want to wake up.

I’ll fight till I die, I won’t say goodbye, and I won’t let this pass me by.

Sometimes, I feel like I’m still dreaming.

It seems like everyday, you’re always on my mind.

This is how we stay so connected, so connected

over space and time.

Let’s run away, run away, run away now.

Let’s go away, go away to some place safe.

I want it all, now I want everything.

This is how we stay so connected, so connected

over space and time.

Silverstein Destination: Blood!

This is our party!

We pick the records!

We set the dress code!

And make love on the dance floor!

Like it or not we’re the only game in town!

Like it or not we’re the only game!

Like it or not we’re the only game in town!

Like it or not we’re the only game in…!

The only game in town!

The only game in town!

Silverstein Their Lips Sink Ships

Fly away, leave the bloody past behind your wings

Leave this burning house and break the curse

When you survive another day, another day

Fly away, leave the bloody past behind your wings

Silverstein Stand Amid The Roar

A side of temperance

An appetite for excess

I’m burning out like your cigarette

You! (You had me cornered)

You had me at goodbye

(I lived to watch you)

I loved to see you slip away

(I enjoyed captivity)

Staring at a car crash

We kill at weddings and live for funerals

We’re taking steps on the water just to show

We do whatever we want to

Did I forget who I was

Did I forget just where I came from

Did I just lose who I am

This is the line I stand

(A feast of apathy, a shot of angst)

I! (I brought you to safety)

I carried you away

(Taking all your blame)

I dropped you in the gutter

(Hid you and protected)

Just to watch you scream

We save with violence and lie with eloquence

We’re turning wine into water with abhorrence

We’ll save whoever we want to

(Oh!) Did I forget who I was

Did I forget just where I came from

Did I just lose who I am

This is the fine line I stand

I’m not so confident

I’m going to be the one who takes the next step

I’m a cyclone, passion overblown

Tied to the tides that pull me in the undertow

Where the wind blows is where my body’s thrown

And I can’t fight it

Maybe we should walk away from this

Take our proverbial walk into the sunset

Maybe we are destined to be different

We were designed for more resilience than this

But we don’t know how and we live in the now

If we were smarter maybe we would try to fake it

Maybe we should walk away from this

And stop being ourselves, just stop being yourself

If you want to be happy

(Oh!) Did I forget who I was

Did I forget just where I came from

Did I just lose who I am

This is the fine line I stand (Amid the roar)

This is the fine line I stand (Amid the roar)

This is the fine line I…