Wings For Armor

 
 

Lyrics

BIRDS + TREES
I accidentally did the right thing
But it's still so aggravating
If I were a tree, my arms as branches
I'd just hold you close

I'd watch the sun fall off the edge of the earth
And contemplate the worth of this entire lifetime
I'd patiently wait for dark to crawl my way
And spread these wings and fly so far away
I'm only as good as I am by myself
I won't rely on you to change me
If I were a bird I'd fly strong and ready
Soar past all my mistakes

I'd watch the sun fall off the edge of the earth
And contemplate the worth of this entire lifetime
I'd patiently wait for dark to crawl my way
And spread these wings and fly so far away

UNFAMILIAR FACE
When the end comes all you think of are beginnings
You were a mirage to me, like a dream I knew you couldn't be so real
I knew you couldn't be so real
I knew you couldn't be so real
And you couldn't even be a friend to me
You just casually destroyed all our memories
With weight like regret, closure never came to me
It's time to say 'goodbye' and watch you fade
Into just another unfamiliar face
And now I'm suddenly fading from you
Instead of you from me
Once upon a time I thought I needed you
But I've grown so used to my life without you

And you couldn't even be a friend to me
You just casually destroyed all our memories
With weight like regret, closure never came to me
It's time to say 'goodbye' and watch you fade
Into just another unfamiliar face

YOU HAVE NO HEART
You're lost and lonely and wondering why
Your entire character made up of so many lies
So controlled by the need to control everyone around you
Eventually everyone will see the real you
You'll never see the beauty behind the beast
And you'll never know the genius behind it's art
You'll never light the way for anyone special
And you'll never feel real pain without a heart
So obsessed with your past
You let it constantly define you
You're yearning for everyone's pathetic sympathy
We've all been waiting for you to finally get what you deserve
And I know karma will make good use of you
You set the whole world on fire just to watch it all burn down
The casualties never mattered as long as you got your crown
But you'll never feel love, you'll never have trust in anyone but you
You'll never have enough, you'll never feel real love like we do
And you'll never see
And you'll never know
And you'll never light the way
And you'll never feel real pain 'cause you have no heart

BOXES
You say you see it all clearly now that I’m gone
You say you want it all back what you’ve given me
And that I was wrong
But you don’t understand
How could you understand me?
Boxes packed with all our memories
Pictures of faces that no longer mean the world to me
And time keeps on moving without you and me
I try to tell myself ‘this had to end’ for me breathe again
But I’d be lying if I said ‘I didn’t miss you’ as my best friend
But you always wanted more
You always wanted more from me
Boxes packed with all our memories
Pictures of faces that no longer mean the world to me
And time keeps on moving without you and me
So I’m held here hanging on the last word you never said
You always asked the questions you already answered in your own head
You never knew me, you never saw me for what I really was
I can’t erase you like you did me
I can’t just say ‘goodbye’
You were never really there for me
Your selfish hand threw it all away
Boxes packed with all our memories
Pictures of faces that no longer mean the world to me
And time keeps on moving without you and me

DISAPPOINTED
The last thing I want is for you to be ashamed of me
The last thing I was is for you to be less proud of me
But this is who I am, I didn't choose to be this way
And I know you're mind doesn't know, it doesn't know to think this way
When I was younger you had a big plan for me
And I can see that you're kind of disappointed
Somehow I went another way
I know you may not think it's right but it feels so right to me
And I hope someday you'll see just how happy I am
When I was younger you had a big plan for me
And I can see that you're kind of disappointed
Somehow I went another way

CHASING AND BEING CHASED
It seems I'm wasting time again and I need to grow up again
But I can't seem to find my place between the lines
It seems I'm stuck here making mistakes again
No guidance from anything but I'm not ready to give up on my dreams
And all this time and I'm still getting nowhere
I still haven't changed, I'm just a little bit older
Am I chasing or am I being chased
Either way, I'm still getting nowhere
The more I grow the more my dreams seem to fade
I'm chasing a ghost I've let consume all of me
And all this time and I'm still getting nowhere
I still haven't changed, I'm just a little bit older
Am I chasing or am I being chased
Either way, I'm still getting nowhere
I feel broken down by life beating me
I'm chasing my dream forgetting to see
What's chasing me

THE MOTIVATOR
Photographs reveal to me that inspiration always succeeds
Destroying something beautiful, creating someone unique
When was the last time you believed in something
That also believed in you
When was the last time you created something
That also created you
So who do I believe in, who do I put all my trust in
When everyone's a little more or less evil than the next one
When was the last time you believed in something
That also believed in you
When was the last time you created something
That also created you
And now the minutes turn to hours
And the hours into days
Time reminds us who and what we are
And provokes us all to grow and change
So forget what you've done
Forget who you've been
Forget what you've lost
Believe and begin
So when was the last time you believed in something
That also believed in you
And when was the last time you created something
That also created you

KNOW MY NAME
It’s like the perfect dream
You wake up still feeling everything
Like it’s the most real thing you’ve ever felt
It all came clear to me
You were something
I never want to live without
I see my reflection watching a video of you
And I wish you knew I existed
You’d take me by the hand and we’d walk out the door
We’d share drinks and write music by the fire
Snap back to reality
Where you don’t know me
And I only know you from fame
Back to the real world
Real job, real pain
Where you don’t even know my name
I’d be the one to make you laugh
But understand you when you cry
I wanna get wrapped up in your world
But what if you’re not who I hope you
I’d never catch your eye in real life
We’re only connected in my dreams
Snap back to reality
Where you don’t know me
And I only know you from fame
Back to the real world
Real job, real pain
Where you don’t even know my name
It’s like the perfect dream
You wake up still feeling everything
Like it’s the most real thing you’ve ever felt
It all came clear to me
You were something
I never want to live without
Don’t wanna go back to reality
Where you don’t know me
And I only know you from fame
Back to the real world
Real job, real pain
Where you don’t even know my name
Know my name
Don’t wake me if I’m dreaming
Don't wake me if I'm dreaming

YOU NEED ME
Sleep tight, tomorrow I'll get to kiss you goodnight
You're in my life, sometimes guilt can be overwhelming
But what makes us happy is always changing
Rearranging, we're always aging
And what we need and what we want are never even close to the same
I don't mind staying up with you all night
I can see that a part of you is convinced you need me
I'll be everything you've ever wanted
What you needed, what we started
I can see that you need me
So sleep tight, tomorrow I'll get to kiss you goodnight
You're in my life, sometimes guilt can be overwhelming
I don't mind staying up with you all night
And I can see that a part of you is convinced you need me
I'll be everything you've ever wanted
What we needed, what we started
I can see that you need me

MIRRORS
I'm kicked back to the ground
Forced to see someone else
Exactly like you wanted
I try to cut you out
Nothing but flesh falls out
Are you afraid to hold yourself together
Remind me that I've been defeated
That I hold you back from living
Show me that I'm all alone
That I keep you here, protected
I'm thrown back into the dark
The faces in the trees
They laugh at me and pester me
Simply trying to distract me
I'm ready and waiting
For anything calling for me
Are dreams still real
Our thoughts and feelings
Are they still our own to think and feel
Remind me that I've been defeated
That I hold you back from living
Show me that I'm all alone
That I keep you here, protected
I need a mind to think
And heart to feel
And a dream to call my mission
So remind me that I've been defeated
That I hold you back from living
I'll show you I'm fine on my own
That I can exist with or without you

HEARTBEAT
It's like a heartbeat slowing down for eternity in defeat
It's like the rainclouds that wash away your perfect playground
That makes you so fucking happy
The truth is I think about you all the time
You're burned inside my dirty mind
And you make me feel something
I admit you're touch commands my mindset
Your hands make me so powerless
And you make me feel something
You're like a nosebleed that's dripping down into my filthy sink
And you feel my suffering
And I like to rip into my open wounds
It's likely I'm much better without you
But you make me happy
Truth is I think about you all the time
You're burned inside my dirty mind
And you make me feel something
I admit you're touch commands my mindset
Your hands make me so powerless
And you make me feel something

JUST A LOST KID
Misplaced is all I've ever known, just a lost kid trapped inside a room
All I ever wanted was to not feel so broken
So where do feelings come from and what has my life become
I'm free but have nowhere to run
We're all alive but some of us feel dead inside
The price to live and dream is just too high
This world seems so damn scripted, we're just victims of a billion hypocrites
They tell us how to live and what to buy then set the price so fucking high
Then pay us next to nothing and put poison in everything we consume
So where do feelings come from and what has my life become
I'm free but have nowhere to run
We're all alive but some of us seem dead inside
The price to live and dream is just too high
But you can't own me now and you can't change me now
You see you can't put a price tag on me or on my dreams
You see I've always been the outcast, a loner and felt singled out
But I've learned that being in the dark's better than blending in with any crowd
And they can't own me now and they can't change me now
You see my insecurity is caused by this society saying I don't look like the girl in the magazine
But whose to say what I should look like and act like and be like and how I should live my life
This is where my feelings come from, this is what my life's become
I'm free to be whoever I want
We're all alive just be happy you can survive
In a place where changing anything is possible

WASTED
Eight hours wasted but it's just another day
Surrounded, helpless in this lifeless place
Held here where there's no such thing as a dream
Only returning to get paid
And you make me breathe as the air is suffocating me
As you drain all the life from inside of me
Feelings are wasted as you lose another friend
To this addiction, is life really all that bad
Numbing yourself over and over again
Only to feel and want, nothing
And you make me breathe as the air is suffocating me
As you drain all the life from inside of me
And you make me breathe as the air is suffocating me
As you drain all the life from inside of me
I picked up our moment and made it perfectly still
As you left me alone to face this myself
I watched us fall apart as I struggled just to feel
You drain me and leave me so wasted

RECOVERY
It's beginning, the past comes back to life again
Memories twisted, your face enters my mind again
I'm becoming someone I don't wanna be, no
I can see the transformation happening right in front of me
I thought I'd feel better knowing that you weren't so far away
I thought I could recover knowing I couldn't see your face again
Can you hear me bleeding through the silence on the phone
You destroyed every piece of us, now I know I'm better off alone
Could you feel me die inside when you said you needed time
But I don't question how I feel this time
I know I'm holding on for all the wrong reasons
I don't need you, I don't love you
I just really miss feeling like myself
I thought I'd feel better knowing that you weren't so far away
I thought I could recover knowing I couldn't see your face again
Can you hear me bleeding through the silence on the phone
You destroyed every piece of us, now I know I'm better off alone
Can you picture me rehashing every memory
Feeling like I constantly let us both down
Trying to figure out what I did wrong
But you tried to step all over me
And I let you change me
I thought I'd feel better knowing that you weren't so far away
I thought I could recover knowing I couldn't see your fucking face again
Can you hear me bleeding through the silence on the phone
You destroyed every piece of us, now I know I'm better off alone