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01. Weight of the World

I black out in the room again.
A busted lip and broken skin.
I wake up in the bathroom
And dare not bother asking
Why the mirrors cracked and all I see
Are shards of glass inside of me?
Voices there to dare me.
My father’s here to scare me.
My mother sits beyond the door
She’s curled up crying on the floor.
Look at what her son’s done

When the weight of all the world’s gone wrong.
Wrong again.
Gone fucking wrong.
Wrong again.

Liars they leave a guilty trail.
Let me tell you I’ve been lying for years.
That must be why I’m standing in this space
Constantly over and over
Disregarding that I have created these monsters
That are on both of my sides
So I wipe the blood from both of their eyes.
From all four of their eyes.

“While I wait for wounds to heal
I see you by the windowsill.
Your hearts torn out with a plastic spoon
When my honesty lit up the room.
So I stole the pillowcase to clean
This mess I made of someone’s dream.
Now you see what I’ve done?

When the weight of all the world’s gone wrong again.
Gone fucking wrong.
Wrong again.

This room is old and wise and I fall onto the bed
And wonder how did I get here.
I was a little boy who would argue with a tree.
Go ahead thump his head
He’ll turn back to normal
Why is that what I see?
Don’t bother trusting me.
Don’t bother waiting.
Don’t bother changing things that won’t give into changing.

Just let me go away I’m packed.
Whenever.
I’m down whenever.
Let’s go.
Let’s really really go…

02. Say It

It’s all about steam.
It’s all about dreams.
It’s all about making the
Best out of everything.
You’ll know when your fine
Cause you’ll talk like a mime.

You’ll fall on your face,
Get back up and you’re doing fine.
A considerate clown,
A preachy preachy machine
Is one of the sweetest things
You would say about me.
But I don’t have the time
For your distorted esteem.
Why are you toying with my mind?

I don’t wanna hear you “say it.”
Now you’re messing with my pride

You think you’re smarter than me,
Well everyone knows
You will never be smarter than me
That’s how it goes.
I gained forty pounds because of you.
Was there an “S” on my chest?
Well I confess, you were too much stress
I’d have a heart attack at best.
So now I breathe it out,
I breathe it out I spit it on the crowd
Cause they lift me up, they lift me up,
They lift me up when I’m feeling down.
What am I spitting out?
Spitting out?
Something we never talk about,
It’s called my… mind.

I don’t wanna hear you “say it.”
Now you’re messin’ with my pride.

I’m sick of standing in your line
So now you’ll have to take it.
Take this to heart
I will never let you fuck me over.
Stop talking down to me
Your war is old
Your game is over
So here’s my colder shoulder.

I don’t wanna hear you “say it.”
Now you’re messing with my pride.

Something we don’t talk about.
Something we never talk about.

03. Dirt Room

I’m like a ghost.
I’ll be living in a dirt room
Waiting for the day to be closer
To the window in your home.

I’ll be standing by your back door
Reaching for the knife in my coat.
I wanna put it to your throat
You sweaty piggy you’re a bad man.
What a fucking sad way to go,
Your mother raised you as a joke.
I should of wiped away her burden,
Used the curtain in her kitchen to choke… you.

You think you own me.
You should’ve known me.
You took the future and
The food off my family’s plate.
You think you’ll use me
But I’m stronger than you.
You take my money but it’s useless
When you see what I do to you.

Then you awoke.
You started screaming through the duct tape.
Don’t ever think I’m letting you go.
I’m busy digging you a hole.
Now you’ll be living in a dirt room
Breathing through a straw of your own.

I really think that this is fun for the money.
I’ll make it comfy for the
Time wasted making you rich.
I wanna cover you in ants, bees, and honey
Then take your picture
For the cover of our album.

You think you own me.
You should’ve known me.
You took the future and
The food off my family’s plate.
You think you’ll use me
But I’m stronger than you.
You take my money but it’s useless
When you see what I do to you.

Now I see it all cause your
Backs against the wall.
Finally you’re mine.
You’re mine

You think you own me.
You should’ve known me.
You took the future and
The food off my family’s plate.
You think you’ll use me
I’m stronger than you.
You take my money but it’s useless
When you see what I do to you.

I really think that this is fun for the money.
I’ll make it comfy for the
Time wasted making you rich.
I wanna cover you in ants, bees, and honey
Then take your picture for the cover of our album.

04. Been Down

I dreamt you seduced me
Just to walk away.
I dreamt you inspired then rewired what I say.
I dreamt you spread your bottom wings
And pulled me to the bed.
But then I woke up feeling nauseous
You danced around my head…tell me

How long have I been down?

I dreamt you burned my fingers
Yes an automatic sting.
I dreamt you called me beautiful
Then asked to hear me sing.
I dreamt your scent invited me
To crawl within your space.
But then I woke up feeling nauseous
Girl, you danced around my face…tell me

How long have you been down?

Why can’t we work, when we both try.
We try, we try, we try.
Why can’t this work, when we’ve both tried.
God how we’ve tried.

I meant to sympathize.
I meant to be a friend.
I know apologizing won’t erase the end.
I’ve learned that moving on
Is where I must begin.
Cuz when our colors mixed
We couldn’t fix
The way they wouldn’t blend…tell me

How long have we been down?

I wish that only greatness
Follow you around.
I hope to god you find a way
To keep from down
And when you do I hope
You share it all with me.
Please try to understand, to understand… me, understand me.

05. My Never

Will you think of me… in time?
It’s never my luck
So nevermind…

I wanna say your name
But the pain starts again.
It’s never my luck
So nevermind…

I had a dream that you were with me
It wasn’t my fault.
You rolled me over,
Flipped me over like a summersault.
That doesn’t happen to me.
I’ve never been here before.
I saw forever in my never
And I stood outside her heaven.

Will you wait for me… in time?
It’s never my luck
So nevermind…
I’ve lost a lot of what
I don’t expect to ever return.
I tend to push them till the pushing
Has turned from hurt into burn.
I always take them to that place
I thought they wanted to go
Then end up dancing ‘round.
This clown commands applause at his show.

I had a dream that you were with me
It wasn’t my fault.
You rolled me over,
Flipped me over, a summersault.
That doesn’t happen to me.
I’ve never been here before.
I saw forever in my never
And I stood outside her heaven.
Heaven.

I can only dream of you
And sleep but I’d never see sunlight again.
I can try to be with you
But somehow I’ll end up just losing a friend.
I can only reach for you, relate to you.
I’m losing my friend.
Where did she go? Where?

I had a dream that you were with me
It wasn’t my fault.
You rolled me over,
Flipped me over, a summersault.
That doesn’t happen to me.
I’ve never been here before.
I saw forever in my never
And I stood outside her… heaven.
Would you let me in your heaven?
I wanna live inside your heaven.

06. Should Be Loved

Stop staring, you’re the reason
I feel so unhappy all the time.
I’ve given you everything
I know how.
You’re standing on
The top of my shoe
Keeping me from gaining ground.
I’m sorry if you feel
Like I let you down.

Can you tell me?
What have I done so wrong…to you?
Tell me what am I supposed to do.

I should be loved by you,
That I know is true.
But I can’t breathe when you’re around!

I should be held at night,
That I know is right.
But I can’t breathe when you’re around!

You’re too scared, scared of all of it…
I get that feeling I’m talking to the wall.
Can you hear me at all?
My world was shaking
My mind was quaking,
My heart kept breaking
I threw it against the wall.
Can anyone feel me at all?

Can you tell me
What have I done so wrong…to you?
Tell me what am I supposed to do.
I got a feeling,
You’re falling out of love with me.
Tell me who am I supposed to be?

I should be loved by you,
That I know is true.
I can’t breathe when you’re around!

I should be held
How I should be held.
But I can’t breathe when you’re around!!
Look I can’t breathe!

07. Kangaroo Cry

Losing my control.
Here it is the day I have to go.
Just sit beside me
I can’t let this show
How sick I feel to
Leave you so alone.
God I’m terrified.

We’ve lost respect for decency
When one could turn our world into an ant pile.
We run circles no direction do I see.
The dust has blinded you
The dust has blinded me.

I kissed her on the cheek
Then I waved goodbye.
She had the saddest look
I’ve seen in years, a kangaroo cry.
A warm pathetic ocean flow
We have to live by,
We have to live by.
We have to live.

You choose to break our families.
Tell me you’ve used all precautions known
Now stand beside
The ones who stood alone.
How long will we have to sing
Until you finally bring our sons, our daughters home?
We’ll let the prayers start healing
What time’s been stealing…

We only want to feel
As close as we can be.
Use hands for holding
On to precious family.
Believe in all who shine the light
To help you see.
If I believe in you will you believe in me?

I kissed her on the cheek.
Then I waved goodbye.
She had the saddest look
I’ve seen in years, a kangaroo cry.
A warm pathetic ocean flow
We have to live by,
We have to live by.
Because we have to live.

You choose to break our families.
Tell me you’ve used all precautions
Known and now stand beside
The ones who stood alone.
How long will we have to sing
Until you finally bring our sons, our daughters home?
Let the prayers start healing
What time’s been stealing…

Keep hanging on.
Keep hanging on.
I know it’s so hard for us
To keep hanging on.

Let the prayers start healing
What time’s been stealing.
Start healing, start healing…

08. Picking Up Pieces

I really need to talk with you.
I keep stepping on the vein
That keeps my lifeline flowing through
I wanna be your perfect stick of glue
But I don’t feel perfect at all.
Sad and insecure flaw.

I find it hard to hold conversation.
I get sweaty sick and I wanna walk away.
It’s not you
It’s strictly me in this situation.
I’m wondering will it ever
Go away… just go away.

Sometimes I feel like weeping
Awake and when I’m sleeping.
Perfecting how to put a game face on

This puzzle I’ve been keeping
Has been in hiding creeping
Out the closet door
Spilling out onto the floor.

How long will I be picking up pieces.
How long will I be picking up my heart.

I’ll be as honest as I feel.
I’m getting more paranoid
And I’m hearing things
And they never turn out real.
It feels like my heart is made of pure steel.
It’s just so heavy all the time.

I’m scared of death
I’m scared of living.
I gave up on the past
Cause it’s unforgiving.

I misplaced my trust.
I watched my word begin to rust.
I’m a balloon about to bust.
I need a place for reliving

But sometimes I feel like weeping
Awake and when I’m sleeping.
Perfecting how to put a game face on

This puzzle I’ve been keeping
Has been in hiding creeping
Out the closet door
Spilling out onto the floor.

How long will I be picking up pieces.
How long will I be picking up my heart.

How long (in another space and time)
Keep picking up pieces
(In the corner of my mind.)
How long (its getting oh so hard to find)
Keep picking up pieces
In the corner of my mind.
But I still walk on.

09. Jump Rope

Remember how you used to say
You couldn’t wait till tomorrow
For a brand new day.
No fuss when you had to ride the bus.
You could add a little blush
To paralyze your school crush.

Now you’re older and
The weight is on your shoulder
Makes the world a little colder.
No more hidin’ in the old days.
Be strong don’t you give up hope.
It will get hard cause life’s like a jump rope.

Up down it will get hard
Remember life’s like a jump rope.

There’ll be a bump
There will be a bruise
There’ll be alarms
And there will be a snooze.
There’ll be a path
That you will get to choose
There’ll be a win and
There will be a lose.

You have to hold your head up high
And watch all the negative go by.
Don’t you ever be ashamed
To cry you go ahead cuz
Life’s like a jump rope.

Up down it will get hard
Remember life’s like a jump rope.

I want to tell you
That everything will be okay
That everything will eventually turn itself to gold.
Keep pushin’ through it all
Don’t follow, lead the way.
Don’t lose yourself or your hope

Life’s like a jump rope.

Up down up down up down
YEEEAAA
Life’s like a jump rope.

10. Blue Skies

I bend to both knees
Raise my hands up to the sky forgive me.
Is something out there
Far beyond the clouds?
I’m asking help me,
Help me to see the world
Through baby eyes
And hold them closely.
I need a fresh start
On this roller coaster made for coasting.
It’s time to wake up,
Time to make up,
Time to shake these memories.
It’s time to leave the past in the past,
Lace up a new set of shoestrings.
I want the world to know
I got your back
Through up and down see
So we can sit together
Side by side through amazing

Blue skies.
Calling on blue skies.
Don’t take them away boys.
Don’t take them away.
Cause I’ll never stop, loving mine

I’ve broken every bone
And fought through
What felt never ending.
I thought my head was made of sadness,
My heart is mending.
I scream at sunsets
Give applause to
What I can’t control
Then somehow laugh
At how the moon divides an ocean’s soul.
I wanna be that ocean.
I wanna shine like that.
I wanna smile so big
My daughter jumps into my lap.
I wanna tell her daddy’s fine
And always plans to be
Then take her in my arms
And this is what we’ll always see.

Blue skies.
Calling on blue skies.
Don’t take them away boys.
Don’t take them away.
Cause I’ll never stop, loving mine

Blue skies.
Calling on blue skies.
Don’t take them away boys.
Don’t take them away.
Cause I’ll never stop…

So when I’m gone
I won’t go screaming in the end.
I’ll give you everything
My life amounts to so raise this
Life up with me and baby
Let’s go dancing.

Blue skies.
Calling on blue skies.
Don’t take them away boys.
Don’t take them away.

11. Blue Does

Blue does
Everything I’ve never seen before.
Blue does
Everything I’ve never seen before.

She’s the answer to
The prayer I hadn’t found.
She’s the answer to the silence… she’s my sound.
Oh what a girl,
Oh what a beautiful girl… she is.

Blue does
Everything I’ve never seen before.
Blue does
Everything I’ve never seen before.

She’s the answer to the prayer I hadn’t found.
She’s the answer to the silence… she’s my sound.
Oh what a girl,
Oh what a beautiful girl… she is.
Oh what a girl,
Oh what a beautiful girl… she is.

DaDa DaDaah

12. Graceful Dancing

Describe the pain
That choked your reality.
It’s all in your mind he said.
You have to go graceful dancing.

I closed the door on the war
I started last Halloween.
I’m gonna be fine again.
I have to keep graceful dancing.

Here we are.
You’re a superstar
On your own
And I’m looking
Over your shoulder, getting older.
And god only knows

That here we are
And you’re a superstar
On your own.
Yeah, here we are.

The sunset rains like a bullet hole.
Trees only seem for hanging.
The moon is a target range
And rivers seem only for drowning.

You ball the blame
Then you starve to finish your painting.
It’s gonna take time my friend.
You have to keep graceful dancing.

Here we are
And you’re a superstar on your own
And I’m looking
Over your shoulder getting older.
And god only knows

Here we are
And you’re a superstar
On your own.
That’s what I got to keep telling myself.

13. The End

Here alone, standing barefoot in our lawn,
Worms squeezing their way through my toes.
Tonight that’s how it goes.
I’m at your window kneeling quiet,
I thought at least I’d maybe
Try to get your head right.
Get your heart right.
“Let him go!”

Then through the glass
I see your dress fall to the floor
As he embraces every inch
Of you, the woman I adore.
I can’t believe the way you’re bending,
Can’t believe this never ending
Moaning asking him for more.
I heard you begging him for more.

How far will I go
to make it feel right?
“Come home.”
I have to fix this on my own.

Replace my heart,
cause I’m convinced mine broke
the day I let us end.
Replace my heart,
I don’t wanna live by coping,
I’m done with hoping… end.

I creeped in close enough to see
the way he touched her from
her feet across her knees
inside her sweetest spot.
He pleased and pleased her.
I turned around and tried to take control,
but no control was capable
it was a centerfold of
how less than low can possibly go.

I squeezed the life into my brain
like pushing knives into a vein.
I’ve gotta get, I’ve gotta get,
I said I’ve gotta get inside.
So to the back window
I crawl in silent.
Standing in the darkness
of my living room, my living room.
This used to be my home.

How far will I go
to make it feel right?
“Come home.”
I’m moving forward
to the bedroom door.
Replace my heart,
cause I’m convinced mine broke
the day I let us end.

Replace my heart,
I don’t wanna live by coping,
I’m done with hoping… end.

I turn the doorknob with two fingers
to be slow enough to sneak into the room
among the corner darkness gloom.
I had to see this happening.
He pushed himself so deep inside
her clapping rang and bounced off
every wooden walled room.

And that’s when all went silent
blank except the color red as I
walked calmly numbing
paralyzed beside the bed.
I said “I know
I’m not allowed to be here.
I just had to see.
How good your new man really fucks you
cause you both been fucking me.

So now I planned the last thing
you can both do as a pair.
I tie both blindfolds tight
around your fucking eyes to blind your stare.
I don’t want to alarm you, but I
figured we could end this
in what seems easy, quick, and painless
so I’ll get down to business.
I choose you first,
there’s a gun,
it’s at your head so laugh
at me one more time
but keep your face inside the bed.
You sit and watch me while
I do this shit and learn from what I’ve said.”
I cocked the pistol pulled the trigger,
and all I saw was red.

Then the screaming oh the screaming,
it’s nice to see you scared
of such a weak and stupid husband
who knows you never really cared.
I’ll leave you with a question
that I need to hear from your head.
“Was all this worth it knowing
you have just seconds left to live?

Now think about your answer,
laying face down in the bed.”
I cocked the pistol pulled the trigger,
and all I saw was red.
I gently stroke her arm as she
lies lifeless on her back.
Then placed the barrel in my mouth.
All I saw was black.

14. No One Listening

Dead or cold
Nothing as it seems
Fly so far
But someone clipped the wings
I could beat my throat
It’d only turn to scream
When was the point God knew
there was no one listening?

There was no one listening

My sweaty days
I close my eyes and sneak off to the sea
Drinking blood rain sky
And dream of family
I beg the world, don’t turn
It’d only turn to scream
When was the point God knew
there was no one listening?

There was no one listening

15. 78666

I strap my sneakers on and sneak into the garage
today I’m relaxin’ gotta get my scooter on
I’m gonna roll away, I’m gonna hit the day
I’m gonna scoot away my troubles on my shoulder yay

I call my brothers from the mutha fuckin’ area
they gonna meet me at the corner scooters glaring yall
we’re takin’ corners at 50 miles an hour
we ride as far as just a gallon’s gonna take us today, say

78 triple 6
78 triple 6
78 triple 6
tell me what you ridin’ for
scooter mafia

let me tell ya how I’m feelin’ when I’m high on my bike
I’m rollin’ peaceful through the city got her purrin’ tonight
you wanna ride with me?
you wanna slide with me?
you wanna get up on my scooter to the sky with me?
we’re ridin’ late night formation real tight
you think your scooter has a bark well check my scooter bite
we keep it low down, a stop at showdown

78 triple 6
78 triple 6
78 triple 6
tell me what you ridin’ for
scooter mafia

I’m the original krooner
I don’t need no auto tuner

16. Voice of a Friend

Light the fire in the castle
Watch it burn into a glow
By the river fear of quite sincere
There’s a draw bridge life support.
There’s a plank we’ll have to crawl upon
But dare not look below
Where the water scene is crystal clean
the clouds are raining snow

Hush, hush baby
There’s a lot of other ways to choke
We’re in the freak show now
and we’re dealing with a mind of its own
when too many worlds collide
I’d like to think it would be good if we talked
I ask you to not leave my side
I can’t man this is quicksand alone

So I ask you through the voice of a friend
Why don’t you stay with me?

We’re a submarine submerging
Simply smiling at the earth
We’re sending roses to the loved ones
Who had a hand in our rebirth
But still another day I’ll cling to you
For faint directions home
Where we all will sit with open arms
To block the rocks we’ve thrown

Hush, hush baby
There’s a lot of other ways to choke
We’re in the freak show now
And we’re dealing with a mind of its own
When too many worlds collide
I’d like to think it would be good if we talk
I ask you to not leave my side
I can’t man this is quicksand alone

So I ask you through the voice of a friend
Why don’t you stay with me?
Stay with me