Let Go

Written January 19, 2009

I’m squeezing tight with all my might
I don’t want to lose those memories
I’ve got to fight for what’s right
I just want to replace you, please

The waves are many
The waves are high
That’s not water on my face
It’s tears in my eyes

I’m letting go of all I’ve held on to
I’m letting go of these memories of you

You can have ’em, you can keep ’em
You can throw ’em away
But never again will they be part of my day

Someone needs to be where you left off
And put the pieces aside
Someone needs to be where you left off
And put the pieces aside

And when the new wave breaks onto the sand
I just wanna have the will to stand
On my own two feet
And walk this crowded beach

I’m letting go of all I’ve held on to
I’m letting go of these memories of you

You can have ’em, you can keep ’em
You can throw ’em away
But never again will they be part of my day

With all the sleepers around me now
I’ve got to wake them up some how
Get them on their feet
Walking this crowded beach with me

Let go, my friends
Let the suffering end
You’ve got to
You’ve got to
You’ve got to
You’ve got to let life begin

Photography by Bryan Minear, from Unsplash

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Fishes

Written August 14, 2008

I’m just a dove
I’m just a dove who’s alone now
My love has been shot down
Loveless, lacking know-how

I’ve washed the color out of my eyes
From all the times I’ve thought of you
Now I keep them closed tight at night
I can’t let you see they’ve lost their hue

I can see my reflection in my black sunglasses
All I see are my own eyes looking back at me
That’s the closest I’ve come to seeing my own soul
And now I know there’s more to see

I’m just swimming
I’m just swimming with fishes now
Dreaming up wishes now
Giving out kisses now

I’m just swimming
I’m just swimming with fishes now
Dreaming up wishes now
And I’m giving out kisses now

I’m gonna give myself time to think
Do I jump and will I fall?
Do I try to start over again?
I can’t let that happen to me at all

I can see my reflection in my mirror tonight
All I see is my devil, I don’t think it’d dare
The fire in it’s eyes has begun to ignite
All I gotta do is give it air

I’m just swimming
I’m just swimming with fishes now
Dreaming up wishes now
Giving out kisses now

I’m just swimming
I’m just swimming with fishes now
Dreaming up wishes now
And I’m giving out kisses now

Photography by Daniel Batista, from Unsplash

Lines in bold written by Morgan Boudreau

Crazy

Written March 26, 2008

I could see it in her eyes, something was wrong
They told me, it’s been happening all along
My heart doesn’t beat like it used to
And I’m sorry if I have confused you

I could hear it in her voice, something was wrong
She told me, we just don’t belong
My stomach doesn’t quiver like it did before
You’re just not the man I used to adore

She said, a rose is not a rose, by any other name
And a feeling is not a feeling, unless you feel the flame
You know heartbreak isn’t heartbreak, unless you feel the pain
And love isn’t love, until your heart goes insane

She could see it in my eyes that I didn’t follow
They told her, this is all too hard to swallow
My heart still beats stronger than ever
I didn’t see this coming, not now, not ever

She could hear it in my voice that I didn’t follow
I told her, you’re tearing me apart, making me hollow
My stomach still quivers with butterflies
And I refuse to believe that these aren’t lies

I said, this rose will stay a rose, since the day I gave it to you
And I will always have this feeling, since the day we became two
And my heart will never break, although it may be hazy
And I will always love you, ’cause my heart is so damn crazy

Photography by Sam Manns, from Unsplash