Names And A Distance

from by Parkes



I hope that I'm not waiting for a ghost
Reluctantly your shadow is keeping me afloat
Am I not your lover? Or just a stolen boat
With no plans of docking, I'm left out here alone
So I'll roam,

The blacker my heart, the harder my start
and I've got my skin until I tear it from within
and don't let me go
I just want to forget what it's like to sleep alone

So I'll roam,

I hope forever means something to you
and that I'm not a name and a distance
Until it's put to use

But her eyes they made my heart hurt
and her laugh it sang a song
That trailed off down my spine and struck every single nerve
Now I'm stuck here in a quiver,
a streaking cry of pain
and did my actions take their toll?
Or was there life to see her pain?
'Cos you're so much more than I am,
How could I have been so small?
To let anger into my bones?
and cause you so much dismay.

'Cos you're so much more than I am.


from Names And A Distance, released March 13, 2015



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