Parallel Lives

by Gates

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1.
Forget 03:16
Coming down and along, love of mine We will always remain intertwined Adrift in the rush of blood to our heads And filling our guts like butterfly nets Torn at the seam, we won't forget And every now and again a passerby Will remind me of you, and you of I And knit in our hearts is all we have left A tapestry hung of memories kept That we can't unweave, and we can't forget Sew the fibers of our pride Wept the current from our eyes Empty canvas, painted white We lead only parallel lives
2.
Habit 03:32
[Verse 1] Pull you in like the smoke from a first drag Feel you burning like fire in my chest All of you lingering in light before I breathe you in again [Chorus] We are all that I swore would never happen And still you devour me like a habit We are all that I swore would never happen [Verse 2] Embraced like a burden kept close I draw you in me and let you go Love only lingers if you let it go [Chorus] We are all that I swore would never happen And still you devour me like a habit We are all that I swore would never happen And still you devour me like a habit
3.
Eyes 04:47
So who’s to say that we had sailed the roughest seas Before we even knew the meaning of defeat? While you were half awake and I was half asleep I rode a current toward the end of you and me And at the long, contrived horizon of our life I know it’s oh so wrong, but her eyes are what I saw Leading me astray And I guess I am never going to see where the empty bottle leads And I know I am never going to be the person that you saw in me Through those eyes
4.
Shiver 03:54
Shiver, shake at the thought of it Buckle and break in the face of the things you’ll miss Quiver, quake like your trembling lips One mistake by the grace of your fingertips Can’t decide if I’m done deciding If a feeling defines me If it’s never about what I want And it’s about what I need Shiver, shatter all that you have left Let regret be the noose tied around your neck Quiver, now’s the only chance you’ll get Don’t be swayed by what you have to say about it I’ve decided I’m done deciding If a feeling defines me If it’s never about what I want And it’s about what I need So I take another step into your direction And become the break in our boundary And I feel a slip as I loose my grip On our love and learn as long as I breathe You’re what I need
5.
House & Home 03:34
Out on the corner of my favorite street Is a house and a home crumbled down to my feet The window I prayed I’d look out of someday Broken like my dream and the glass swept away And I’ll remember it all of my life But I’ll never know what was inside With wonder I wandered amongst the debris And imagined the moments that had yet to be Like watching the wallpaper fall from the wall And the quaint conversations we’d have in the hall I cried in the silence of words never formed From the mouth of a child that wouldn’t be born Then walked through the doorway and out on my own To a house on a street that would never be home And I’ll remember you all of my life But I’ll never know what’s inside
6.
Empty Canvas 03:56
I see myself in you, reflected you try to reproduce what I did you trace my pattern trying to be candid but all that you create is not quite right you draw your hands across an empty canvas your fingers paint a scene so dull and lifeless and all the color worn from me is pointless because all you’ll ever be is black and white and I’ve become your something in a photograph of nothing left hanging in the dark and I am always with you even if you didn’t want to you’ve framed my work of art and even though the negative was cut and replaced I’ll develop into what cannot be erased and you’ll develop into nothing and your whole life, forever spent to be what hasn’t happened yet
7.
Color Worn 05:27
You fold the fabric of your lie And hang it up on a clothesline To never wear again While I sew the fibers of my pride To cover me in the afterlife To bury my own skin And all you are is anonymous And all I am is another one As you roam the streets like it’s your right And break the windows to try and find Another for your sin I paint my home on the outside Remind myself that I shouldn’t mind The color worn within And all you are is anonymous And all I am is another one Oh what I’ve become in the face of doubt A seamstress mending a beggar’s shroud Before I succumb to the thread I’m bound I’ll tear the life from your open mouth Lifeless like this, trying to pretend nothing happened In fear that you’ll walk into someone’s garden All while I lament that all they are is another one Oh what I’ve become in the wake of doubt A seamstress rending a beggar’s shroud Alone I succumb to the thread I’m bound I find you rapt in a bed you found If only not to fear you now I tear the life from your open mouth and take it I need to erase you... And now can you see the color worn in me? The more that you bleed, the more I am free
8.
Fade 04:14
I want an eden of flowers I want the beauty to blossom here in bloom But don’t want to grow them from our wounds I want to last in the hour Of summer heat when the sun beams on your face But can’t shake the cold of winter days So the petals wilt away And the blue skies dull to grey And I wish I hadn’t left our love to fade I want to live without aging I want to swim in the fountain of our youth But I know I’ll wane inside of you I want to love you forever I want to know like the always in your eyes But I only know how to say goodbye So our bodies wilt away And our flush skin dulls to grey And I wish I hadn’t left our love to fade
9.
Penny 03:18
Saw a penny in a stream Shining bright from underneath But you never thought yourself a thief So you went ahead and let it be Saw an apple in a tree Stole away among the leaves Had a thought that you would plant the seed But you couldn’t seem to bury me The copper coin will drift away The fruit will fall to rot someday You won’t recall a word I say I guess it really doesn’t matter When I’m gone are you going to miss me? Are you even listening? Do you even care about anything at all? I should have known you’d break my heart I should have seen it from the start
10.
Left Behind 04:50
Are you going to take his name And is it going to feel the same? I know that you still believe You’ll be coming back to me Smile in the mirror of mine Even though your love is blind Stare into the break of dawn And tell yourself you can’t move on But how long can you wait for happiness again Wrapped beneath the warmth of his skin? Love is but a pain that only we assign And even in a perfect life, we still die We don’t ascend to the sky We don’t float toward the light We are gone but we’re not forgotten And how long can you wait for happiness again Wrapped beneath the warmth of his skin? Love is but a pain that only we assign And even in a perfect life, we still die So are you going to take his name And is it going to feel the same?
11.
We stand beside one another Decided to never be close We learn the language of lovers A stranger to all that we know In excess and example How novel the one we regard Though we long to resemble We only become who we are We stay entwined with each other But couldn’t be further apart We die denying the flutter Of fervor we feel in our hearts How uncommon the ember Of memory burned and forgot Left to always remember That we couldn’t be what we’re not And all we seem to be Are parallel lives caught crossing

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released June 3, 2016

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