Wishing Well


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Wishing Well


 

Wishing Well

Written January 2015

Lead me down to the water,
Build a raft for me
Of all my reckless longing;
Set me out to see

I'm unbroken, but empty,
Selling your diamond to bleed.
I am searching for something
To set my aching free.

So write me sonnets on starlight,
Promise me everything.
Bring your last confession,
But not the wedding ring.

Lovers burning on twilight,
Gone where I daren't breathe.
Ashes and the altar
Are now just memory.

If I could ask my erratic heart
To be the wishing well
Down which my yearning fell
You know I'd bring you here,
You know I'd bring you near to me.

But there is nothing left
And the well is dry.
I am all alone, just my wanting and I.
Beside the salt and sea
There is no where we can go

 

Fireflies


Fireflies


 

Fireflies

Written March 2011

I fell asleep at your bedside,
I had a dream behind your eyes,
I saw you

Held you like the candlelight
I’d cherished through the long dark night
I loved you

Throw it all away.
Why should I throw it all away?

There we were like fireflies,
Lighting up I saw your eyes
I knew you

Love me like I never stray,
I’m incomplete and I’m afraid, but
I love you

Throw it all away.
Why should I throw it all away?

There we were like fireflies,
Lighting up I saw your eyes
I love you

I do,
I love you

 

The Space Between


The Space Between


 

The Space Between

Written August 2016

Oh the glory and the lie
Of how we're all alone inside our minds.

Can I find a way to breach
The walls that stand between the world and me?

Oh the glory and the grief
Of the distance that gives us our sweet relief.

Can I close the space between
The light and I and still be me?

 

Amatoribus


Amatoribus


 

Amatoribus

Written June 2016

This song was written in remembrance of the victims of the 2016 Orlando Shooting.

The latin words translate to, "Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our deaths." When the chorus is sung the final time, "Peccatoribus," or sinners, is replaced with the word "Amatoribus," meaning lovers, or "we who are loving." The bridge prayer simply asks, "God be with us; God be with you."

Rain falls on my window pane
My darling flame
My heart

Keep me safe through summer's birth
My holy mirth
My heart

Ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae

Golden light and the petrichor
Lover that I adore
My heart

Safe behind my wall of glass
My outward mask
My heart

Ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae

Dominus nobiscum
Dominus vobiscum

Ora pro nobis amatoribus
Nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae

 

Your Word


Your Word


 

Your Word

Written March 2016

I built my home inside of your word.
All I need to hear is your voice.

Take all my longing,
All my hope back to dust
Give me a sign that you're still listening
All I need to hear is your word.

I built my home inside of your word.
All I need to hear is your voice.

And I cried rivers to drown in,
Rivers to take me back to you
All I know is I still love you,
And I want to come back home.