Strung Out More Than Words

What’s the point of asking if you know why

What’s the point of caring if we don’t try

What’s the point of fighting if we never understand

Give a little just to show you’re out there

That will stand for something more than words

I’m admitting to myself its something I ain’t getting

I’ve been lying to myself its something I don’t want

In just a moment it can all change

With just a promise I will never be the same

I’m so sick of wasting time

Throwing things away

Are you with me or are you against

Together but always alone

Why does everything we care for wither

Into a question we cant answer

Are we getting better are we growing all the time

Or have we reached the end of all we’ll ever find

Another heartache, another question

Another moment we will never be the same

I’m so sick of wasting time

Throwing things away

Are you with me or are you against

Together but always alone

Are you there

Cause I cant see you anymore

All I see is anger as you turn around and tell me

This will be the last time

I’m so sick of wasting time

Throwing things away

Are you with me or are you against

Together but always alone

More than words

Together but always alone

More than words

Together but always alone

Strung Out Paperwalls

A look of discontentment fills your hazel eyes

As I ask for the millionth time what’s going on

You seem to be confused about just where you stand with me tonight

As we tear apart all that wasn’t lost to another fight

And so we turn against each other once again

You run and I go hide

Talking to myself again about all the things I should’ve said

And I wait for you

I sit and wait for you

I wanna know where this is going and do we

Still have a chance to save what we haven’t lost again?

I made a promise to myself not to let this go

But now I need to see this through to burn these paper walls of doubt

And so we turn against each other once again

You run and I go hide

Talking to myself again about all the things I should’ve said

And I wait for you

I sit and wait for you

My fucked-up head is spinning ’round and all my thoughts just keep me down

Here on your doorstep, I’m drunk again

I know you’re sick of all my shit and I know you want an end of this

So tell me right now, where do you stand?

I know you’re tired of this waiting game and I know you’re tired of all my ways

I know you’re tired of it all; just tell me now

I wanna know where this is going and do we

Still have a chance to save what we haven’t lost inside?

All these paperwalls we build and all the ashes that have spilled

Get in the way, get in the way

And so we turn against each other once again

You run and I go hide

Talking to myself again about all the things I should’ve said

And I wait for you

I sit and wait for you

Strung Out American Lie

Can you see it in their eyes

The madness and the pain

A state of mind could rip the fearing face

Off one man and conform

They tried

The new division of obedience

A plan for all to heed

They make the laws and preempt the debt

We don’t question how they do it

Well I can slowly feel this riddle come undone

As I stand upon the face of regret and I realize what we’ve done

Addiction among the artificial bliss, it’s a false reality

And all along and I’m so alive

Lack of cheer with shaded eyes

The great American lie

To believe we’re ancestors of obedience

Until the day you die

Well I can slowly feel this riddle come undone

As I stand upon the face of regret and I realize what we’ve done

Addiction among the artificial bliss, just a false reality

And all along I’m so alive

Strung Out King Alvarez

Grey sky man is talking to the sidewalk once again

your perfect vision of the world it goes unheard

as the rain falls down on your head

it slips inside the cracks of another fruitless day

here in the land of King Alvarez

you’re losing once again it’s getting harder to survive

when the world that’s all around you just don’t seem to care

and the universe you’ve built for yourself is caving in right on you

and the streets are getting colder then they used to be these days and now

I see you walkin’ down the boulevard alone

and your screaming at the top of your lungs all night

and I wonder to myself how did you get to be this king without a throne

its just another sunny day here in the land of Babylon

to see the things that no one sees

to hear the lies that no one tells

its getting lonely in this place

getting tired of it all

I’ve wondered to myself how many times he’s cracked inside

Screaming at the top of your lungs and now

The voices in your head keep getting louder

With the passing of each day

It’s getting harder to go on

I don’t know what you don’t know

You wouldn’t play that game the same

You wouldn’t play that game at all

as the rain falls down on your head it slips

inside the cracks of another fruitless day here in the land of Alvarez

Strung Out Lost Motel

A picture on the wall, Like a postcard with a better view of

All things absent from Room 209.

Diana sips from an empty glass of hope she poured last night,

The clouds above reflect the shape of all she’s gotta leave behind.

We always think there’s something better in the place we are not,

In dreams the reality of it all,

Nobody’s happy where they’re at and we all wanna be somebody else

Another scribbled stationary book of lies,

Another staged confession that just goes unheard,

Harry Detroit in 304 made one last promise now,

I’m going out without a trace a vanishing act before your eyes

Nobody wants what they have got and what they got is not enough,

In dreams the reality of it all,

A lighter shade of green the grass maybe if I believe it so, then I’ll be home.

Here I go uncertain that if what I find is what I want,

the best for me is everything,

I reach for the same as what I’m running from,

I guess I’ll never, guess I’ll never know

Is it the struggle that we live for,

Is it keeping us alive to breathe to want, to know, to love

Just one more day

Just one more way

So here I go

I’m half the way to home

I’m half the way to home

I’m half the way to home

Strung Out Reason To Believe

I never had a reason to believe in anything

I never had a cause that I could fight for

I never had too much of anything to call my own

A drunk mother and father of four

All my life, I grew up watching others’ dreams come true

And how I waited for my days in the sun

Every day, I worked harder and I got farther in debt

I realized that day wasn’t ever gonna come

Written off, lost cause

Sold us down the river, got no hope to offer us

Tore down without grief

What’s a generation without a reason to believe?

They tore down all my walls and then they made my hatred a crime

Debilitating us with their complacency

Our thoughts become mundane; our generation thinks the same

Our minds anesthetized by apathetic TV

No wars to fight, steel bridges won’t burn

The beliefs we uphold are lies; we never learn

The only hope for the future leaves us reason to grieve

What’s a generation without a reason to believe?

A reason to believe

No wars to fight, steel bridges won’t burn

The beliefs we uphold are lies; we never learn

The only hope for the future leaves us reason to grieve

What’s a generation without a reason to believe?

Strung Out Calling

The wings that take this sparrow break with this weight of mine,

Another message lost into the void of time,

Is anybody out there get the message that I send?

Would anybody read it then send it back again?

A call to mend connection lost through memory and bone,

A call to find a new way to communicate and grow!

I sold my voice to pay for my security

Now I write my sentence on its walls

I’m calling, is anybody else out there?

Is anybody tunning in?

One thousand years that I’ve waited for a sign

A dream may last just seconds changing you for all times

Frantic incoherent just a reach in the dark!

A message for my lonely thoughts a sparrow for my heart.

I’m calling, is anybody else out there?

Is anybody listening? Can anybody hear me?

The wings that take this sparrow break with this weight of mine

I’m calling, is anybody else out there?

Is anybody listening? Can anybody save me?

The wings that take this sparrow break with this weight of mine,

Another message lost straight from this heart of mine

A message out to anybody tunning in

That this whole world is slowly caving in!

Strung Out Klawsterfobia

The view from this perspective’s getting stale

As my best defenses crumble one more time

The walls are gettin’ tighter

Voices gettin’ louder

Desperation’s growing inside my mind

So I just hide away

I don’t want anything from you!

Strung Out Go It Alone

My distant morning shines mute witness

To another sleepless night

Reminds me I’ve been awake for days

With silence in my chest

My bloodless empty veins remind me nothing stays the same

It’s like waking dream

A possibility fleeting like a memory

How do I explain this life as it passes and changes before my eyes

Another day of breathing, waking next to you

The world could end and I’d be fine right here where I am

You’re a witness to these words I breathe

You’ll never have to go it alone

You sleep and on I drone

The madness here it only grows

While you maintain and unify

The darkest part of ‘I

From the valley in my heart I sing this melody

Another day of breathing, waking next to you

The world could end and I’d be fine right here where I am

To paint the world a little more blue and show you how

My distant morning shines without you

In golden hues of disorder

As I suffocate through another line

You sleep and I drone on

Well there ain’t no hell like the one inside

In every breath of mine

We live in moments we can’t define

Another day of breathing, waking next to you

The world could end and I’d be alright where I am

To paint the world a little more blue and show you how

As the distant morning shines through me

You’ll never have to go it alone

The days move on and leave behind the remnants of the love we find

And the silence in my chest resolves that I’ll never make it here alone

Strung Out Matchbook

I can see it in your eyes

I can hear it in your voice

The signs are obvious

That all we had has run its course

And I don’t mind giving up the upper hand

In this little charade

Cause I’ve spent too many nights here on the floor

Waiting for something inside you to change

Don’t look back in anger now is all that you can see

Cause angers all I got to keep me warm when you’re away

And I know that this is nothing new

But tonight it’s all I know

Disconnect myself from your memory

And never feel anything at all

To justify with all your words

Don’t mean anything to me

Cause I’ve cut you off

So here we stand and face each other

We’ve got nothing to say

A flashback to another time

When silence was a welcomed friend

Now I’m sorry I can never really say

All the things going on inside my head

Silence is a justified expression of my war

Now nothings like it was before

Don’t look back in anger now is all that you can see

Cause angers all I got to keep me warm when you’re away

And all your words and all your actions

Don’t mean anything to me

Cause I’ve cut you off

Don’t look back at anger

Don’t look back at anger

Don’t look back at anger

It’s just a memory

It’s easy to forget your face

And it’s easy to survive in this place

Without you, without you

I just comb my hair and wash my face

Keep straight ahead and keep my pace

Just think about nothing, I might never be alright

Well I got my friends, I got my pen

Got a million distractions to keep me warm

And I know that I’ll be alright, that I’ll be alright