I wish I could, but I don’t always
Keep the promises I’ve kept
I wish I could, but I can’t always
Give whatever I have left
And now it’s all so clear, doesn’t anyone
See what’s happening here?
Put me back together, just another plea unheard
Walking away from tragedy, walking with the truth
For elastic tongues can deceive us no longer
Collapsing narcolepsy is a premise for the fervour
Time had a deadline, and we’re not built to last
Every time I look back is just a bullet from the past
Reminded of the way it was before the war began
And ended with waste and sorrow, and a broken man
The space, the divide, the disconnected furrows
This time as we fired the shots, we made sure to be thorough
Didn’t give me a choice, just a white flag to surrender
Shouting seventh chances from another graceless pretender
What could I have done? What would you choose?
I was so ready to give it up, though I didn’t want to lose
What was there to take? Was there anything to fix?
I was paying for my dirty crime with capricious tricks
Everything I am, reduced now to what I once was
Blood on my words and on my hands, unremarkable and crass
What can’t be forgiven now lays in a grave so shallow
Who knew that when everything falls apart, it leaves a scar so hollow.
It falls apart form the very start, it falls apart
Seems like everything I touch falls apart
Everything around me falls apart
When I walk away from you…