Found a way around the Hanging Tree
Cover up your colors,
Cover up your past.
Leaving you behind was the hardest thing.
I’ll never tell you,
You’ll never ask.
Burn it down, that’s what was said to me,
But hope is a bird
So fragile she flies.
That’s the part of us escaping me.
A prayer for the better
Riding voices of lies.
But you’ve got a draw that always was a magnet
to this hard heart made of steel and stone.
I’m nothing more than broken little pieces
and needles can’t sew through these bones.
Footsteps echo as I walk along
Telling me you’re following,
Telling me you’re here.
Conscious thought says not to look behind,
Hearts are always traitors
Hearts are too sincere.
Sun is rising through these tattered halls
Throwing down your shadow
Whispering the truth.
Racing toward that next falling night.
I can outrun anything,
Anything but you.
I know the sun is safer for a reason,
But light still shines into your little cracks.
I see skin and I want to taste it,
So now I need my shadows back.
Lies can be stronger if you feed them
Hearts can be silenced if lies will eat them.
But I can’t hand over my tattered little ties
Locked onto parts of you that never died.
So I’ll close my eyes, I’ll shut my mouth,
and pretend this all away.