12.25.2010

Clint Mansell ♫ Stay With Me


“Let the ash bear witness”

It never bothered me that you smoke.
I just hated that you were slowly suffocating yourself.

It could be our fear-filled bond,
You breathe it out,
I breathe it in.
Hints of tainted innocence.

This smoke.
Let it hang like a cobweb,
Let it spread like a blanket over us,
Let it rain with out tears,
Let it intertwine with our secrets.
Let it smother you with our dreams. 

12.18.2010

Don Caballero ♫ Railroad Cancellation


When I whisper,
feel the calm before the storm.
When I close my eyes,
feel the waves surging against my eyelids.

There is so much to say that I am
overcome
and
overtaken
by emotion.

Swept into silence.
It is all in what I don’t say.
Just for tonight,
don’t assign meanings.

Let the silence speak for itself.

12.11.2010

The Fray ♫ Unsaid

so the saying goes,
let sleeping babies lie.

or is it let sleeping babies lie?

so if men are to be emotional infants for-ever-long,
shouldn't it be,
let sleeping boys lie?

or is it, to let sleeping boys lie?

11.18.2010

sleepless ♫ kate havenik

remember that time?
we created verses
out of thin afternoon air.

when we sat on the jungle gym
confused by the fact that our
bodies and souls
spoke in different tongues;
never able to understand one another.

remember the sun,
it watched intently
with eyes as golden as our skin?
remember that time?
i remember.


8.15.2010

Lydia ♫ This is Twice Now


& we pretend that war is natural. To believe that it's okay, yet it drives men insane. The roles we play in each other's lives all of a sudden erased. Can you tell me what the reporters actually know? They can see but they cannot know, nor can I, know the mind of the soldier that accepts death or the one that defies it.

An ant. I feel sick killing an ant. But that's all these soldiers are to you. On land, on ships, ants are all they seem from your altitude. Just remember, even that high up, you are not God. Didn't you feel anything? Didn't you feel America beneath the vibrations of your guns? Didn't you recognize the lives you were taking, these soldiers who do and don't decide their fates. 

Thou shalt not kill. & "If you take one life you have taken the life of all mankind." Is it all a joke God played on us? Or did we forget, we do know how to love, fear, cry. But all we do is fight. 

So,
Are we all soldiers?
Dying together sounds so much nicer
than dying alone.
Is that why we do it;
sacrifice ourselves so we won't be lonesome?
Natural human instinct,
"I'll do it, if you do it."

I'll die if you die with me.
Come out, come forth,
onto a battlefield that makes no sense
and maybe I won't be paralyzed
by fear
if you're there.

8.01.2010

Minus the Bear ♫ Pachuca Sunrise

todo por dentro.
no mas.
no puedo contener todo.
no puedo controlar eso.

cada vez 
que me tocas, 
me siento un fuego debajo de tu piel. 
cada vez 
me dejas quemada. 

quemada por ti.
quemando para ti. 

fracasos
de calmar ese fuego.
intentos
de callar ese fuego.
todo sin exito.
cada vez.

quemada por ti.
quemando para ti.

7.24.2010

Snow Patrol ♫ Set Fire to the Third Bar

i smell like you,
you smell like me.
finding ourselves
in each other
constantly.

i can't get you out of my head
can't wash you off my skin.
can't wash away my most recent sin.

tried to wash off the x's on the back of my hands
but the sins that my heart and my hands
conspired to commit together
would not come off.

no matter how hard i scraped and scrubbed.
i could not learn to regret the sins i loved.

7.23.2010

the swell season ♫ the moon

a haven.
a heaven.
an extension of her apartment into the sky.
balconies, porches, front yard, back yard.
always been patches of paradise to me.
that's where i met you.
paradise.

where i loved you,
for a number of hours.
hours colorful enough to taint me for a lifetime.
colorful enough to paint me colors i couldn't hide,
not from everyone else,
not from myself.
in those hours unseen,
under the watchful eye of the sky
and only the most high
we made love with our words.
refusing to sleep,
refusing to stop.

our thoughts
our glances
our grins
crashing into one another
and landing upon our bodies
crashing on to shores that were
unexpectedly &
coincidentally familiar.
[but you should know i don't believe
in coincidence.
i don't believe, i feel.
& this doesn't feel like a coincidence,
you feel like fate.
you felt like a dream.]

our thoughts
our grins
our glances
making their way over to each other
interlocking and lacing through one another
like our minds.

our hearts matching,
unintentionally sick for one another.
maybe you only felt it that night, maybe you never felt it at all.
but i felt it every time thereafter.
i felt that memory carve in to me even deeper every time thereafter.
i felt your words sink deeper into my skin every time thereafter.
i felt your arms wrap around my waist as the sun rose
every
time
thereafter.
 
i felt my body pause for a sudden intake of breath
i felt my mind stop for a sudden intake of a pleasure
that looked more like pain.
every time thereafter,
i come out here
and make new memories,
i am already thinking of the one.

the root of all roots.
the memory within a memory.
this dream within a dream,
it must have been,
because it felt real but
it was perfect.
you were just too perfect.

6.06.2010

aftermath of ecstasy

lights out.
blinds closed.
But the flashing blue lights
from police cars
still stream through
and flicker across my ceiling
celebrating a murder.

as tempted as i am, i refuse to go near the window.
the ordeal that made my heart stop is over.
the ten gun shots that grazed the
worlds of my loved ones have ceased
the ten gun shots that crazed my mind
for your lives, have seized
the safety of a stranger.

so everyone has dispersed,
sleeping off the trauma
of an overwhelming fear
that gripped us so tight
we couldn't breathe.

but i'm still up,
remembering involuntarily
the last time i was so afraid.
the last time being when i feared
for my own life.
i fear for you, the way i fear for me.

but even as the blue lights
continue to dance
their way into the night
i don't dare
move the blinds and peek.
i don't dare
witness a tragedy
that came too close to being mine.

2.28.2010

Adele ♫ Hometown Glory

dont want to sleep in order to dream.
so let me dream with my eyes wide
dont want to dream for fear i will wake when i finally find you.
and the only witness would be my mind's eye.

oh, all the dreams i have dreamed
just to catch a glimpse of you.
but be warned of my eyes,
beware of what you might fall in to;
sea, what i see.
look out through my eyes,
see what i see.

let my eyes be your mirrors,
my gaze your beholder.
look in,
see your soft, loving face.
let my eyes be your crystal ball.
change your fortune, change your fate.

let our eyes be mirrors.
i see myself in thee.
you see yourself in me.
see all the things we could be.

2.11.2010

Kaskade ♫ 4am

& though my lips might say one thing,
"i can't be with you."
these marks, this body,
speaks for itself.

i am yours.

though these lips,
couldn't help but lie
when they spoke.
these lips,
couldn't help but
tell truth
when they kissed.

i am yours.

2.03.2010

The XX ♫ Intro

tus palabras dulces,
nacieron sobre labios de miel,
cayeron contra mi piel.
y me hirieron,
me da├▒aron.
amarte duele.