as cities burn

The Widow
  • The Widow
  • As Cities Burn
  • Son, I Loved You at Your Darkest

As Cities Burn - The Widow

Dead man, were you ever alive?
Or was I just a seed buried deep inside
Some woman you wed
Right before you crawled out of her bed and crept down the hall?
Did you think of me?
Did you even for a second hesitate in the doorway?
It’s just something that I’d like to know
Though I’d still love you if told me
That you just walked away

My God, what a world you love
Where men bury their sons
And without thought just walk away

And my mother’s heart breaks
Like the water inside of her

Dead man, is it being high that makes you alive?
It makes you leave behind three boys and a wife in ‘89
As the track marks inched their way up your arm
My mother taught my brothers and I not to call you daddy
But to call you father

But I believe there is something here to be learned of grace
'Cause I can’t help but love you
No I can’t help but love you
Even with a heart that breaks
Like the promises that you made
Like the promises that you made
The promises that you made
'Cause I still love you

My God, what a world you love

Wrong Body
  • Wrong Body
  • As Cities Burn
  • Come Now Sleep

As Cities Burn - Wrong Body

If I make it to Heaven,
I may be as bloody as Hell.
Would you still take me?
I’m afraid that you might say,
“Depart from me, for I never knew you.”

I’m in the wrong body.
I must have stumbled in.

All the love I want to give
gets caught between every rib.
What does that make me?
I have good intentions,
but no exit for them
to come out right through.