[intro] up there

I spend too much time studying the skies

I see the universe and all that compiles us

And it often leaves me hypnotized

Sometimes when I can see the horizon for miles 

My heart becomes so full it floods over into a smile

But behind my star-studded eyes

Truthfully, I'm terrified

Maybe that's why when it gets dark

I look up into the blackness and make shapes from the stars

I notice the planets and pick them apart

And keep track of their movements on papers and charts

But the more than I find, the more questions start

So I fight them and hide them inside of my heart

Do they know where we came from? Do they know what we are?

Is there anyone marking my path from afar?

What's even going on up there?

Between meteorites and solar flares

This fragile life our planet bears

Remains stuck down here, unaware

Of with what or whom this void is shared

Maybe we simply don't care

But I think most of us are just scared

So if you see me gazing relentlessly, fervently

Staring up into that great swirling mystery

It's my being being incomplete

A hunger I'm trying to feed

A secret I'm trying to seek

Because hiding somewhere inside of infinity

I'm certain that there's an answer for me

moonsong

I see the moon tonight

She follows me home

Lights up my darkened path

Makes sure I never feel alone

I tell her all my secrets

I whisper all my fears

Oh, god, I hope she listens

Oh, god, I hope she hears

What secrets is she hiding

In her fragile halo's glow?

She's danced here long before us

She'll pirouette after we go

I never hear her answer

I'll never understand

But all my sleepless nights I ask her

Why some things have to hurt so bad

That ghostly glow

That silent song

Cradle me close

Until the dawn

'Til the darkness is gone

flickers

I'm gonna lose my mind

When I look into your eyes

I'll say I'm doing just fine

It's a little bit of a lie

But nobody wants to cross those lines

Nobody talks about this shit

So I'm left alone to deal with it

I lose myself in frantic fits

I've fallen off course, I'm ill-equipped

I'm fighting my brain, it's dangerous

I'm running on low steam

And cups of hot caffeine

Most nights I cannot sleep

I tend to say things I don't mean

I think I'm bursting at the seams

Nobody talks about this shit

So I'm left alone to deal with it

I lose myself in frantic fits

I've fallen off course, I'm ill-equipped

I'm fighting my brain, it's dangerous

I haven't felt a thing in days

It's like I'm walking through a haze

My body, oh, it aches

My soul it chips and breaks

I know there are colors but all I see is gray

Some days when I get out of bed

There are flickers inside of my head

Of a hope that I once thought was dead

I need to cling to those moments instead

Though I've come to assume

I've simply been doomed

I should just let them bloom

If they're watered and groomed

Perhaps someday soon

They'll grow and spread

Like roses in the rain

They'll blossom through my veins

Then all of the chaos and the pain

Will end

heart of it

Do you remember

When it was you and me?

We walked together 

Beneath the sweet palm trees

The smell of ocean 

Drifting through the breeze

That look you gave me

Oh, it brought me to my knees

What is love at the heart of it?

What is love at the heart of it?

Do you remember

When I didn't wash my hair

For days on end but

You didn't seem to care?

Felt like I had no strength

To get up from my chair

I didn't want to be alone 

With myself there

You promised me you weren't

Going anywhere

What is love at the heart of it?

What is love at the heart of it?

Do you remember

All of the tears I cried

When I felt so sad but

I didn't quite know why?

You never asked me

To justify

Just held me tight

Oh no, you never left my side

You promised me

That everything would be all right

What is love at the heart of it?

What is love at the heart of it?

Oh, my darling, in my soul

When I feel my warmth grow cold

You come in with hope to hold

My summer sun shining like gold

What is love at the heart of it?

What is love at the heart of it?

What is love at the heart of it?

This is love at the heart of it

And, oh, how good to be a part of it

waves

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