Give Me A Reason

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Give me a reason

Like leaves in the seasons

To change, for you

It’s been a long hard winter

I’m prepared to wither away

But you say you don’t want me to

Oh, you want me to stay

But oh, I don’t want to stand still

Just give me a reason

You beg and you’re pleading

For me

But you have nothing to give

Winter has ended

I don’t want to get left stranded

Watching you walk away

Oh no, no, no, no

Just give me a reason to stay.

A song written for a Fantasy in progress, What If. Read the first few chapters on my other blog authormercedes.weebly.com

Rust Away

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I used to think sadness was love
That needing someone was the same as longing for their touch
I used to think I would never be good enough
For anyone because no one could make the sacrifices I was

Stuck outside, ready to rust away
When you came by, sheltered me from the rain
You looked in my eyes and said it would be okay.
And for the first time, I wasn’t worried.Rust Away

I used to believe pain was happiness
Because feeling anything was better than the emptiness
I used to believe I was destined for loneliness
Because no one would let me inside of them

I was stuck outside, ready to rust away
When you came by, sheltered me from
the rain
You looked in my eyes and said it would be okay.
And for the first time, I wasn’t afraid.

For the first time, I’m not alone.
For the first time, I have hope.
For the first time…
For the very first time…

I was stuck outside, ready to rust away
When you came by, sheltered me from the rain
You looked in my eyes and said it would be okay.

It had been all night, was sure I’d rust red
When you brought your light, taught me to shine instead
You took my heart inside of your hand
And for the first time I know what happiness is.

Stepping Stone

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You left my open heart

To bleed into the dark

Now I’m left with your mark

To remind me of our spark

Now I know

I’m only a stepping stone.

You blew in like a summer breeze

But autumn came too soon

And your grip went loose

Now I see

A stepping stone is all I’ll be.

Maybe one day, someone, somewhere

Will grow tired of walking

Maybe someday, for someone

I’ll be their final stop

Won’t have to board another bus

Won’t have to skip another rock

Won’t have anywhere else to go

We’ll be each other’s home…

But I know I’m meant to be alone

Can’t fool me,

I’m a stepping stone.

 

Confession

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The words written on your lips
Were nothing but a murmur
When I read what they said
My heart stuttered
A response got caught inside my chest
I looked back at you, out of breath
When I saw your smile
Time slowed down
I could hear nothing
But the echo of my voice
Did you mean it?
Was all I could ask
You answered with a simple
Yes
Then my head went faint
And my heart sputtered back to life
I love you too
I replied

For The Last Time

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The silence screams your name

Every where I turn I see your face

It feels like you’re haunting me

Because no matter where I go

Because every step I take

I cannot breathe

And you’re gone, you’re leaving

You said goodbye, now I’m bleeding

For the last time, for the last time

I give my heart away

Because it only breaks

Broken down, lifeless

I’ve lost the light, in the darkness

You reach out but my hand falls through yours

I hear your voice ringing in my mind

I can’t shake it out like water this time

When you say my name, when you say my name

I’m shaken again

Because you’re gone, you’re leaving

You said goodbye, now I’m bleeding

For the last time, for the last time

I give my heart away

Because it only breaks

Like meteors crashing down to earth

I’m falling

I’ve fallen so hard for you

And what was it worth?

What was it worth?

You’re eyes burn like fire

Attracting me to the flames

And you’re arms disguised as a safe haven

Where I only found shame

And you’re words, oh they sound so sweet

But you’re innocence ain’t gonna fool me any more

Can’t fool me any more

Because I’m gone, I’m leaving

This is my goodbye

I’m gone, I can’t keep bleeding

Because this is the last time

This is the last time

I’ll give away my heart

This is the last time

I’ll give away my heart

 

I’ll Move On

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Raining on the inside
Sunshine on the out
Gotta put a smile on
To hide the clouds
No I won’t let you see me cry
No you can’t have my heart this time.
There’s a tornado in my rib cage
Lava fills my gut
Even though it hurts to breathe
I’ll move on
No I won’t let you see me fall
No you can’t hurt me at all.
‘Cause it’s winter in my brain
But summer’s in the air
Even though it’s snowing,
Well I just don’t care
No I won’t let you see me break
No you won’t bring me down today
No you won’t bring me down today
No you won’t bring me down today.