We only left to set the sun
He waits for us to fire all pistons, yeah
Of all the beasts that we’ve become
My favorite one still sets the sunlight on fire

Waking life it seems,
Takes place between satellites and settling… We run free
We’re never half as young as yesterday so don’t sleep
Cause the days all rot much faster than we can grieve
What made you happy once won’t make you happy ever again

We only dream to plan escape
Gnaw off the limb before its too late, yea
With all the mist our teeth creates
We can beat feet and put soles to concrete

Up to my neck in what I’ve strangled out of you

-Trevor Dion Nicholas

I can’t run with the animals
Smeared and reeking when I get home
Fingers sticky despite my woes
Where am I bleeding from?
Where am I bleeding from?
Where am I bleeding from?

I can’t think under such duress
So I sink my teeth into happiness
Now there’s a tear in your wedding dress
If I’m lonely I’m doing it wrong

Affable as our reasons why
All my plans find their place to die
Where have me demons gone?
They weren’t there when I got home
Only things I still own

Great goddamn… we’re closer than we thought
Gravity’s got the balls for a grandiose discard
One chance to break phenomenal
We ain’t got very long until our crowns are made of stars

-Trevor Dion Nicholas

Toss me asunder again, but I still adore
You keep cascading onto my shores
While I’ve been searching for something to devour
My Aphrodite fair, at least for the hour
If you don’t turn your back, back
We’ll reenact the torrid affair that I’ve abstracted

Brutes and lovers, contrary rules
Under covers we all sing the same tunes
If I had my druthers I’d serenade you
But to dream of you is subconsciously cruel
Still I’d rather take the pain and stay your fool…
Said I’d rather take the pain and stay your fool

A muse in squalor yet still so refined
In Technicolor you’d look divine
I guess I’ll tolerate you in black and white
A stunning specter waiting to ignite
If I could take it back, back
I’d take it back, back
And counteract all the facts shared
Under the mat again

Brutes and lovers, contrary rules
Under covers we all sing the same tunes
If I had my druthers I’d serenade you
But to dream of you is subconsciously cruel
Still I’d rather take the pain and stay your fool…
Said I’d rather take the pain and stay your fool

-Trevor Dion Nicholas

Fall out of your spotlight
Almost forget the way it cooks your soul
But you’ll be remembered tonight
Just in time before you get too old
And it’s too much to swallow down
Without a trace of exaggeration
You don’t remember this town, no
However charming it may seem…

They built a playground next to the cemetery
The one where both our youths got buried down
We should’ve stuck around
Cause they can’t breathe underground

Jenny got married on Christmas Eve and Sara never moved too far
Mandy runs free and Kara won’t speak
But how could they forget the back seat of my car?
A fever dream of who we’ve known floats like a ghost over all ambition
Haunting us on our way back home…
So we remember who we were

They built a playground next to the cemetery
The one where both our youths got buried down
We should’ve stuck around
Cause they can’t breathe underground

Am I out of my mind?
Am I out of my mind?
I keep falling behind…
Or am I out of my mind?
The stagnant sea is not for me; time to make some waves again
Until we’re left without an iota of despair

They built a playground next to the cemetery
Where the echoed dreams make extraordinary sounds
The sun shines… to spite the dreary
Rain that falls down onto every face in town…

I should’ve stuck around…
Cause I can’t see it underground

– Trevor Dion Nicholas

Take your place and fade away
The tiny imperfections on your surface remain
Another new addiction that my heart preordained

Bare your teeth… Devolve with me
It’s only one step backwards into something serene
And I will hold you so close atoms can’t squeeze between

The best I’ve ever had
A phase to good to last

Memories slip with ease
A lengthy separation serves to inebriate
Impairing all awareness of what aroused our decay

The best I’ve ever had
A phase to good to last

Still hurts the most when you’re away…

-Trevor Dion Nicholas