paint the sky

and some nights I just can't bear to dream
and some days the sun just shines too bright
cause sometimes I wish I could shut off the world
to see the truths that hide in twilight
and the people who live behind the empty eyes

I come home, try to pretend that it's all fine
How loud does the music have to be
To drown out what's running through my head
I sit up late, try to banish these thoughts for once
Sleep is empty, sleep won't come
Sleep isn't what I need
So the clock ticks on
Still searching for a revelation
In between the song and the silence
But nothing ever changes . . .

You know life isn't always what you wanted
Even if it's all you have
Paint the sky a brighter color,
Maybe everything will be okay
If you hold your head underwater
Maybe the view will start to change
What still remains to be seen
When you close your eyes?

Growing up is pulling back the curtain
And seeing the wizard behind
But what does this life hold for
A dreamer on waking

and some days the sun refuses to rise
and some days I falter on my long way
cause sometimes I think this time ain't nothing but a ripple
and I only want to ride the waves
if I can't live my life from the inside looking out

I know this life, it's never what I wanted
Even if it's all I have
Paint the sky another color,
Maybe everything will be okay
Hold my head under the water
Maybe the view will start to change
What still remains when everything
Just seems to fade away?

But another day waits a few steps away
And you can't hide inside your head
Somehow I have to go on
Through the dream and the waking

So I'm painting the sky a brighter color
And pretending everything will be okay . . .

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