nothing i can keep

from by Both Girls

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i am at a loss, i am out of breath
i'm climbing up the walls and falling to my death
it's bitter to the taste to wake up with the sunrise

everything i have is nothing i can keep
it's heavy like a weight i crumble underneath
my head is like a bank of screaming static screens

looking for a line that i can't follow
echo back, the room is dead
everything i know sounds thin and hollow
running through my aching head

everyone i know is saying something
but i don't really want to hear
maybe if they'd shut their mouths the silence
would finally start to come in clear

i am at a loss, i am on the wall
i'd rather go around, afraid i'm gonna fall
but it stretches out as far as any man can see

everything i love is nothing i can keep
the demons hear the sound and gather underneath
they shudder at the thought that anyone is free

looking for a line to pull me higher
staring at the midnight stars
climbing every rung of jacob's ladder
up into the deepest dark

i can hear the sound of angels singing
i can hear them overhead
i don't know if i'm awake or dreaming
for all i know i might be dead

looking for a line that spans the ages
searching for a common thread
sewn into the binding of the pages
i'm turning over in my head

i wrestle with a man without a face
and whisper in the ocean's ear
underneath the sun i'll make my case
and when it falls i'll disappear


from Both Girls, released April 1, 2011



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