Silverstein

A Shipwreck in the Sand tracks

Lyrics

1. A GREAT FIRE

Burning down
We can't stop it
We gotta get out
Start again
The memories are gone forever

Don't try
To turn this around on me
I'm the one that saved you
This was my home
This was my life
It's not always just about you

And as I heard
The sirens begin to chime
I can feel my heart begin to race

I can see through the flames
That the fire cleanses me
Mind and soul now the same
And my body guides the way

I threw you over my shoulder
With the angel
On my other
I'm not your hero
I'll never be
What you wanted
What you thought I would be

I can see through the flames
That the fire cleanses me
Mind and soul now the same
And my body guides the way

I can see through my tired eyes
My sickness controls me
Deep inside I know trust (I know trust)
Is the mother of deceit
(Is the mother of deceit)

And there you were
Six years old, ashes in your hair
You're not scared
You've seen so much pain in so few years
As the world
Becomes a place where no one wants to stay
We remain
Silent until it's too late

And as I see
The planes take over the sky
I can feel it coming to the end

I can see through the flames
That the fire cleanses me
Mind and soul now the same
And my body guides the way (and you're burning)

I can see through my tired eyes (down my life so slowly)
My sickness controls me (I know in my heart)
Deep inside I know trust (I know trust)
Is the mother of deceit
(Is the mother of, is the mother of deceit)




2. VICES

You can't see me behind the door
I just heard everything you said
You call him
You're saying all the things you used to say to me
Who is he
I never thought you'd drop that avalanche on me
And be unfaithful
These hotel walls are paper thin
I'm going out

Seven seven with the lime will keep me safe
Long enough to stop the thought of your embrace inside my head
The lies that I've been fed
Throw it back behind my lips the pain is gone
Line em up and knock em down the night goes on
and on and on to let me cope with this disaster

I'm seven deep
Long brown hair and blue eyes
Looking right at me
Who is she
I never thought I'd ever think of stepping out
I'll fight this temptation
This crowded bar is full of sin
I'm going out

Seven seven with the lime will keep me safe
Long enough to stop the thought of your embrace inside my head
The lies that I've been fed
Throw it back behind my lips the pain is gone
Line em up and knock em down the night goes on
and on and on to let me cope with this disaster

I'm not coming home tonight
I'd rather sleep on the street
I'm not coming home to you
I won't sleep with the devil
[x3]

On this city street I'll rest my head tonight
I'm going out!

Seven seven with the lime will keep me safe
Long enough to stop the thought of your embrace inside my head
The lies that I've been fed
Throw it back behind my lips the pain is gone
Line em up and knock em down the night goes on
and on and on (and on and on) to let me cope with this disaster




3. BROKEN STARS

Shooting daggers at me
Letting it be known you're not impressed
I never fail at failing all your tests
Don't be so proud
'Cause you're still so scared to be alone
And you can't change your mind

You won't embrace this
But you'll accept this
You can't let go

Broken stars
By a single shattered mirror
Seven years of trust
I know you'll never change for anyone
A gold heart never rusts

My mind's made up
And I'll know I'll do the right thing
Get up and stand tall
My mind's made up
Why am I scared I won't be able
To get up when I fall

We cast a single shadow for so long now
It's so hard to see the sun at all (the sun at all)
But you need light to see
the writing on the wall

My mind's made up
And I'll know I'll do the right thing
Get up and stand tall
My mind's made up
Why am I scared I won't be able
To get up when I fall

. . Into the hole I've made
I'll place myself alone
I'll find the strength within myself
To climb out on my own, own!

My mind's made up
And I'll know I'll do the right thing
Get up and stand tall
My mind's made up
Why am I scared I won't be able
To get up when I fall

You!!

These broken stars
Cant be put back in the sky
I can still feel your scars!
I won't, I won't let them die!
We won't, we won't fade away!
And now I will set this all ablaze




4. AMERICAN DREAM

It was on our wedding day
When my heart began to stray
Never thought I'd make such a big mistake
Throw my life away

I've gone days without food
I've went weeks without sleep
Keeping this in
I've got cuts I can't close
I've got wounds that won't heal
It's all your fault

I've been shattered and wrecked
My hands covered in blood
Scars on my skin
I forgot how to feel
Now I'm weak with deceit
My skin is paper thin

We get through this
Feeling it, keeping it, holdin' it in
We go through this
Over and over again

I'd go years without tears
In a life with no fear
A life without you
Now I'm breaking my back as
I cover my tracks
My skin is paper thin once again

We get through this
Feeling it, keeping it, holdin' it in
We go through this
Over and over again

I've gone days without food
I've went weeks without sleep
Keeping this in
I've got cuts I can't close
I've got wounds that won't heal
It's all your fault

My American dream
Wasn't ever to lie, steal and cheat
He won't leave her for this
What's the point?
I wish they would die

We get through this
Feeling it, keeping it, holdin' it in
We go through this
Over and over again

We get through this
Feeling it, keeping it, holdin' it in
We go through this
Over and over again

This was not a test
This was all for real
This was not a test
This was all for real
This was not a test
This was all for real
This was not a test
This was all for real




5. THEIR LIPS SINK SHIPS

Fly away, leave the bloody past behind your wings
Leave this burning house and break the curse
When you survive another day, another day

Fly away, leave the bloody past behind your wings




6. I KNEW I COULDN'T TRUST YOU

I knew I couldn't trust you back when we were kids.
You sold me out; you ran and hid
from all your problems. Can't even face your friends,
your best friend.

You're holding something in tonight
and I can tell you're not alright.
Your poker face concealing
All the cards that you're not dealing.
Cross your arms, avert your eyes;
you're like a child ashamed to cry.
The words inside your head,
when I find out you'll wish you said:

"I've let you down
so many times but I can't ever tell you this,
there is no forgiving it.
I promised you I'd
always be there but that couldn’t be less true.
It's the worst thing I could do. "

You're gonna bet it all on black
and when it's gone you'll want it back.
'Cause truth don't mix with reason
and cheating's the ultimate treason.
And I could see through you like glass,
slither around below the grass
Garden of Eden burning,
forbidden fruit you won't discern it.

I've let you down
so many times but I can't ever tell you this,
there is no forgiving it.
I promised you I'd
always be there but that couldn’t be less true.
It's the worst thing I could do.

My loss, your gain,
it didn't have to be this way.
Across your face,
it's so legible.

Hold in the pain,
were better off this way.
We don't abstain,
we're better off this way.
Friends are in vain;
we're better off this way.
Better off this way.

I knew I couldn't trust you back when we were kids.
You sold me out; you ran and hid
from all your problems. Can't even face your friends,
your best friend.

I've let you down
so many times but I can't ever tell you this,
there is no forgiving it.
I promised you I'd
always be there but that couldn’t be less true.
It's the worst thing I could do.




7. BORN DEAD

You call this a privilege
No, I call it a right
There's no respect for life
No compromising
Coverage denied (Coverage denied)

So sit behind your desk and tell me how I'm supposed to feel inside
You know I'm slowly dying, how long I have left is for you to decide

We keep on suffering everyday
We're victims of opportunity
One nation under God, they said
We are all born dead

Dead and rotting bodies fill the
Fields in the east
There's no respect for life, it never stops
Is this what makes us free?

So flex your muscle as you barricade the whole world piece by piece
How long until the ocean overflows into our yards and streets?

We keep on suffering everyday
We're victims of opportunity
One nation under God, they said
We are all pawns, we are all sheep, we are all born dead

We can't escape this
Until we unify as one
I'll fight the sickness
Until my time has come

We keep on suffering everyday
We're victims of opportunity
One nation under God, they said
We are all born dead

We keep on suffering everyday
We're victims of opportunity
One nation under God, they said
We are all pawns, we are all sheep, we are all born dead




8. A SHIPWRECK IN THE SAND

Once upon a time
Before the lakes and rivers were polluted
Before the animals were poached to extinction
And before man had destroyed the earth's atmosphere
There was a great ship.

This vessel was to venture into new waters
To find new resources, to make life easier and more enjoyable.

It was a simple mission for the crew
Who were excited to be a part of this union
They pledged their allegiance to the captain
And vowed to be there no matter what
In sickness, health, and possible death

As time passed by, there was no new land to be found
As the days grew shorter
And the nights grew longer and colder
The crew became more and more skeptical about the captain's vision
Originally passionate and committed true and faithful
They now began to revolt.

You crossed the line
I was honest
I never promised anything
Just a brotherhood to stand for something
And everyone should take the lead
Follow your dreams
If you don't try, you fail

As the mutiny started and the captain was overthrown and chained
He asked them why their minds had changed
There's no gold to be found, no treasure in the ground
We won't die for this
We won't die for you

You've lost your minds
I was honest
I never promised anything
Just a brotherhood to stand for something
And even if they disagree
Follow your dreams
If you don't try, you fail.

This dream is now
A shipwreck in the sand
They gave up, they made all their demands
The storm consumed fifty seven souls
Who died in vain, his love they stole

This union, a battle fought and lost
This union is not about the cause
This union was never about love

This union (x2)

This union, a battle fought and lost
This union is not about the cause
The union was never about love

This union (x2)

This union, a battle fought and lost
This union was about about the cause
This union was never about a love




9. I AM THE ARSONIST

Throwing up with the thought of you two,
How could you do this?
My best friend with my bride,
Now you tell me you are leaving.

They'll see your fire through the dark night sky
I hope your home when I arrive.
If there's a pyre in the afterlife,
I'll be there again to light the match.

Burn

Gasoline and fire is the perfect combination
Light it up,
Burn it down,
Burning my addiction.

They'll see your fire through the dark night sky,
I hope your home when I arrive.
If there's a pyre in the afterlife,
I'll be there again to light the match.

I am the light that warms up your body and sets free the demons inside.
I am the one that never ignores you, that never will let you down.

They'll suspect, but they'll never prove I was there (I was there).
In my fate, I feel the wrath of adrenaline (of adrenaline).

It's so hard to run away, when I want to stay
(I am the light that warms up your body and sets free the demons inside. )

To watch it burn, watch it churn,
(I am the one that never ignores you, that never will let you down. )




10. YOU'RE ALL I HAVE

I wake up in the afternoon
Empty walls make up the room
And I'm wishing for one thing
To give myself the strength
to keep myself alive
Long enough to make sure you don't try
To turn out anything like me
Another fraud, another fake

Don't pretend, you're not the one who's wrong
You're keeping me sane, when I'm feeling alone
I wield my heart and my flesh'n'bones
Don't leave me to die by myself
I can't live without you.

Sunlights creeping through the blinds
Calling me from these confines
there's only so many more days
Until you're cast away
From ever seeing me
They won't understand they'll never see
The way you medicate my head
Without you here, I'm left for dead

Don't pretend, you're not the one who's wrong
You're keeping me sane, when I'm feeling alone
I wield my heart and my flesh'n'bones
Don't leave me to die by myself
I can't live without you.

Without you here

You're all I have
In a world that judges long before it sees.
You're all I have
In a place that hates me and only wants to
Push me down and walk forsaken
Pass the point and then you'll break me
I won't be fine you're all mistaken
Don't pretend you're not the one who's wrong

Don't you pretend
It's gonna be okay
Don't lie, and say
It's better off this way

Don't pretend
(Don't you pretend, don't you pretend)
You're not the one who's wrong
(Don't lie and say)
You're not the one who's wrong

Don't pretend

You're keeping me sane, when I'm feeling alone
I wield my heart and my flesh'n'bones
Don't leave me to die by myself
I can't live without you

Here
(Don't you pretend, don't you pretend)
Without you here
(Don't lie and say)
You're not the one who's wrong

You're keeping me sane, when I'm feeling alone
(I wont live without you)
You're not the one who's wrong
Don't leave me to die when I'm feeling alone
(Don't leave me to die)
I can't live without you

Don't pretend, you're not the one who's wrong




11. WE ARE NOT THE WORLD

I've always been your favorite game
And all the world's your spot lit stage
I'm just another extra in your play - the fool

(Turn on, tune in)
I'm ready for your drama
(Tape up, weigh in)
You're throwing every hook tonight
Your charismatic lies make tears run down their cheeks
(Run down their cheeks)
I've lost the only thing I need
Here's to the plaintiff
And now you've taken her away

I've always been your favorite game
And all the world's your spot lit stage
Just another extra in your play, your fool

(Pull out the pin)
I'm falling on the grenade now
(Don't shoot, don't shoot)
I'm just a kid like you
We fight for billionaires who bomb our city streets
(Armed to the teeth)
Divide the youth for corporate greed
Here's to the propaganda
And now they take your life away

I've always been your favorite game
And all the world's your spot lit stage
Just another extra in your play
(x2)

And now that war has been declared,
How long until bombs burst in air?
We've come too far
Just to let this die, to throw this away

I've always been your favorite game
And all the world's your sparkling stage
Just another extra in your play
(x2)

(We're not the world)
In your play
(We're not the world)
In your play - the fool
(We are not the world)




12. A HERO LOSES EVERYDAY

Hey!
I've lost everything.
Now I've gotta find a way out.

Hey!
They keep asking me where I was when it was burning
There's no trying to explain.
They'll lock me up again.
Throw away the key.

The protagonist became the villain they disdain in every way

Hey!
I've lost everything.
But I'm gonna find a way out.

Hey!
Nothing's left for me expect malady and hatred
No evidence was found
They'll let me go for now
At least 'til tomorrow

And Hey!
When tomorrow brings the morning sun again
I'll be long gone
Now
As I drive away and leave the past behind
I think I'm dying.

It's so pathetic
I hate you so much but I still miss you.
Karma is hard to change
When everything you do and say is awful
Remorse is hard to fake
When you only feel sorry for yourself

I'm coughing up more blood
It's filling up my lungs.
It's killing me.

Hey!
When tomorrow brings the morning sun again
I'll be long gone.
(I'll be long gone)
Dead!
Lying all alone on this motel room floor
I know I'm dying
(I know I'm dying)

Hey! (Hey!)
I've lost everything
Now! (Now!)
I've succumbed to grace
Hey! (Hey!)
It's not that surprising
A hero loses everyday




13. THE TIDE RAISES EVERY SHIP

Fire Burns In Me.




14. THE END

The first time we met
Your face became etched
In my mind

You were the sun
I was the one
Who worshiped you.
My hands were your guns
Your eyes were my muse.

And I knew you could never love me
I had so much sorrow inside
You could never reach
But can I still keep
A place in your heart?

You broke my heart
You promised me the moon and stars
I fell for your dreams. I fell for your lies
There was no other way
You know I tried

And I knew you could never love me
I had so much sorrow inside
You could never reach
But can I still keep
A place in your heart?

There is something
I want you to know
I think you know exactly what it is
I didn't want to save you
I didn't want to save you
I set our house on fire
To watch it burn
But I couldn't just leave you there

And I knew you could never love me
I had so much sorrow inside
You could never reach
But I'll ask you this

Will you still miss me?
(Yes I'll miss you)
Do you love me?
(Yes I love you)

Planes fill the sky
We'll both die tonight
We'll both die tonight
Hands from the sky
Swat us away like flies
As we follow the light

Planes fill the sky
We'll both die tonight
We'll both die tonight
Hands from the sky
Swat us away like flies
As we follow the light

We'll both die tonight
We'll both die tonight

Swat us away like flies
(We'll both die tonight)
As we follow the light
(As we follow the light)

This union, a battle fought and lost
This union was not about the cause
This union was never about love