DEMENTIA COOKIE BOX LYRICS

 

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIFE

 

Rain

In your face it's plain to see, you're in love with me. Don't worry, I am free, come on and take a ride with me. In your room at night I see, you're looking over at me. You try to hide it, but I can see, you're in love with me. Don't be ashamed, I can ease your pain, I can comfort you, come in out of the rain. Even though your heart is broke, come on and give me a chance. I can ease your pain, come in out of the rain. Don't be ashamed, I can feel your pain, I can comfort you, come in out of the rain. Don't be ashamed. Come in out of the rain.

 

Dream of a Million Colors

I dream a million colors every night. I long to be with her. A stuttered film rolls in my head, one excited night in a satin bed. One fuck with a messed-up head, she lied to me. A flower blooms in a roasted concrete lot; signs of good to come for me. Love is good, love is great... she didn't love me.

 

Two-Step

Meet me at the marketplace with gun in hand and fear on face. Let's do this once, so do it right, and maybe the girl shall see the light. Urban soldiers, one, two, three, smiling on their knees for me. A gun, your gun, and smile a mile, and dance with death a little while. But I never learned the two-step blues. Step back and forth, dance for the news. And I never learned to swing the way my grandma did her dying birthday. And as we all back up and fold, surrender to the headlines told. Without seeing any firsthand, can you honestly say, "He's the man?" But I never learned the two-step blues. Step back and forth, dance for the news. And I never learned to swing the way my grandma did her dying birthday.

 

Stars

Stars are sparkling, shining in the sky. "Why'd we last?" you ask, I don't know why. Maybe it's got something to do with the way you hold me, or something to do with the way that I kiss you. "Why'd we last?" You ask? I guess I know... because you love me and I love you. So let's make the best of it, and do this right, don't leave me tonight, the stars are shining in the sky. You ask me and I don't know why. The stars are shining in the sky.

 

It's Gonna' be Okay

My deepest secrets. My dark desires. Inside my head, you were with me in bed. The things I see there, could never speak of. My thoughts of you are only for me. And so you left him. He tried to kill you. And now you're sweetly on the run. I will protect you, I will defend you. I would be so good for you, if me, you only knew. It's gonna' be okay.

 

The Air is Thick Here

 

Sacred Bodies

When I'm with you, you bleed right through me, never caring what's left behind. When I'm gone, I'm sure I won't be missed as much as the music that escapes this soul. I wanna' go. When the stars crash into one another, and the patterned skies decide to burn, the droplets that fall and run down your body will be the burning tears of Laan. He don't know how you feel. He don't know what you want. Sacred bodies fall around, tear ducts all dried up. They felt the pain of long ago. Let them go. Let me go.

 

Into a Dream

For a while I've lived in a dark room, searching for some light. Then one day it came, you came that night. I looked into your eyes and I thought you were beautiful. My dreams were only of you. A flower in a field of burnt grass. A beam of sunlight on a stream, shining as the water flows over the rocks. I wish I could take your hand and fly away. Your smile means so much to me, your laugh energizes me, and your touch simply sends me away into a dream. So come on and be my light! Come on and be that flower. Be the sunshine in my heart tonight, forever more. Send me into a dream that's filled with thoughts of you, let me be the light in your heart too, forever more.

 

Weak

Photograph taped on the wall, phone number hangs by it. A note lies, crumpled on the floor. Who wrote it? I don't know. A tear falls down from eye, runs down her cheek. Razor blade, stained with blood, lies on the counter, radiating with love. With love. Window sill, creaks when opened. Photograph hanging, a picture of love. A picture of love. She's weak.  

 

With You I Wanna' Be

And then, when I was down, you came and I took it as a sign to stop thinking about the past. You brought a feeling I hadn't felt in so long, and it felt good. Like butterflies, flying free, and I wanted nothing but for you to be with me. You were an image like pure summertime, bright rays of sunlight shining through my clouded sky. Been clouded so long I'd forgotten lots of things, like the warmth of the sun, and the song that beauty sings. I can only hope, and wish on the stars, that one day we can have as ours, a bond of trust and love and shiny things... as this song, you inspire me to sing. It's not like I don't like the things I've seen, It's just that life, sometimes, is mean. And that's why I've turned to your shining face, and that's why I always see you in my dreams. And that's why, with you, I wanna' be. 

 

Seeing is Believing

What's left to believe in when your eyes fail you? What's left of your soul, when it's torn to shreds by her misery? As you see, they're torn apart. Quite contrary to belief, seeing is not believing. Certainly you've come to know more than this. When you're lost, and you don't know where to turn, come to me. I can help you, I can show you the way. Follow God to your destiny. Don't be a fool, don't follow me. 

 

Happy New Year

You know I'm there. You know I'm with you. You're still in my heart. There, you will always be. As the clock ticks down to its final hour, before this world runs out of time, you need to know how I feel. I never stopped loving you, even though it looked just like I did. We only do the things that are right for life, that's why I'm not with you tonight. There's a frog that sits on a lilypad, down in the water. I get sad, because he seems so much like me. He remembers, and sings of the things he had. He remembers, and it makes me mad. I never stopped loving you, even though it looked just like I did. We only do the things that are right for life, that's why I'm not with you tonight. You know I'm there. Honey, you know I'm with you. You're still in my heart.

 

Her Friend Paul

She has lived her lives alone. Same as me, but now I'm gone. Time is evil, have no mercy. Lives alone, they have no clarity. And if she had a million dollars, she would jump and dance and holler. But the people that she didn't know, they wouldn't care at all. But she don't have a million dollars. And she don't need to scream or holler. And she don't have a cat or dog, she only has her friend, Paul. 

 

Mamaw

And as the sun lays down over the hills, she pulls her little red wagon, her pockets are filled with the fruit of the labor she's poured out that day. She picks up a water jug to wash the dirt away. Evening brings along a game of cards; stories told about the yard. Oh tell us, how does your garden grow? "A few tomatoes, that's all today." And if there's ever a plant in need, or a chicken without its feed, no further do you have to seek... Mamaw can save the day. The needles sway back and forth, fighting against the thread. I remember, she'd always make them for us, to keep us warm in our hearts and in our beds. And if there's ever a plant in need, or a chicken without its feed, no further do you have to seek... Mamaw can save the day. 

 

To Her

Rain falls as time goes by, splashing in puddles as tears from the sky. Running down from the mountains as they do from your chin when we finally realize that this is the end. Sorrow surrounds us like mist in the air, wanting to touch and to feel once again. Wanting to laugh and be as we were, but knowing inside that it will not occur. The fear that no longer each other we'll know, has the power to set the sun and the river flow. So we kiss our goodbyes and we both walk away, knowing tomorrow is a better day. 

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