SOMETIMES I FORGET

sometimes I forget
that no one’s keeping score
I do this to myself.
sometimes I forget
that there’s now and little more
I must hurt for something else

my head and me
we make long lists of maybes
try to know ahead of me
I hear there’s a forest
but I only see trees
and they’re losing all their leaves
you know I only feel this bad ’cause it’s so easy.

CHORUS
it’s like mouth to mouth with foreign tongues
I never felt so young
and vulnerable
it’s like fingers screeching down the walls
I try and stop the fall
sometimes I forget
oh sometimes I forget

sometimes I forget
to give credit where it’s due
to step outside my shoes
sometimes I forget
that I don’t make the rules
that I’m a sucker too
your fellow fool.

my head and me
we make long lists of maybes
try to throw my fear in front of me
and I get confused
between what’s now and what’s eternity
it’s an awful waste of energy
you know I only feel this bad ’cause it’s so easy.

it’s like mouth to mouth with foreign tongues
I never felt so young
and dumb
it’s like fingers screeching down the walls
I try and stop the fall

oh fuck.
what I’d do to be zen buddhist
what I’d do for high cathedral just for me
but there’s a war inside
I just wave white flags for peace.

CHORUS

I chip away
at the ground beneath my feet
the slightest semblance of peace
you know I only feel this bad ’cause it’s so easy