poets of the fall stay

Fall and stay in love.
Your heart doesn’t
deserve to carry hate
for the rest of your life.
—  ma.c.a // Peace and Harmonies
It’s just every time we say goodbye something pulls you back to me…I can’t help thinking it’s fate.
—  MK Ireland #160 : goodbye is only temporary

I was perfectly fine.
Why’d you walk into my life?
I was perfectly content.
Had my heart so protected.
Why did you have to be so nice?
Had second guessing that night.
I was perfectly alright.
But something about you looked so right…

So why don’t you stay?

Why’d you have to make me cry?
I’m throwing rocks into the night.
Why’d you have to make me pray?
I’m struggling every day.
I think I’m falling in love.
Or just falling apart.
There’s a canyon in my heart.
I’m ripping in two. I’m dreaming of you.
I’m thinking I might have fallen far.

But why don’t you stay…?

Why’d you have to make that choice?
I didn’t even blink.
I didn’t see it coming before I was on my knees.
I wasn’t fast enough,
I didn’t grab you up.
I didn’t think you could ever leave.
I don’t wanna hug goodbye.
I’d rather kiss goodnight.
I just wish that I could say:

Please stay.

The best kind of rain, of course, is a cozy rain. This is the kind the anonymous medieval poet makes me remember, the rain that falls on a day when you’d just as soon stay in bed a little longer, write letters or read a good book by the fire, take early tea with hot scones and jam and look out the streaked window with complacency.
—  Susan Allen Toth, England For All Seasons

Two 8Track playlists for Clipped and Unbound, one from Dean’s side of things and the other from Castiel’s. Enjoy ♥

Dean [listen here]

  • Anna Nalick — Scars
  • Seether — Broken
  • George Bizet — The Toreadors
  • Creed — Lullaby
  • Life House — Hanging By A Moment
  • OneRepublic — I Lived
  • Poets of the Fall — Stay
  • Sugarcult — Do It Alone

Castiel [listen here] (this mix is significantly more depressing to start, so listen with care)

  • Seether — Tongue
  • Atreyu — The Theft
  • Florence + the Machine — Shake It Out
  • Pearl Jam — Unthought Known
  • The Beatles — Blackbird
  • Seether — Take Me Away
  • Poets of the Fall — Someone Special
  • OneRepublic — Something I Need
Don’t fall for a poet.
We’ll write you into
and concrete cliffs
on the sides of
We’ll draw you in with
keyboards tapping
as you drift to sleep at night
and wake you
with the smell of coffee
in the mornings.
At first you won’t mind
opening your eyes
without our arms tangled in yours
because we’ll turn you into metaphors
and you love the sound
of pen on paper.
We’ll trace verses on your back
with our fingertips,
and leave goosebumps
on your spine,
but we’ll keep a distance
you won’t be able to touch
because we won’t invite you into
the mazes in our minds.
You’ll wonder if we’re at home
with you,
or in our heads.
You’ll wonder
if we’re in love with
the metaphors you’ve inspired
instead of reality.
Because —
poets don’t sleep.
The words in our blood
run deep,
and you’ll see;
we aren’t so special;
just people with a knack
for describing dreams
and believe me —
we’ll leave you with words
still inked on your skin,
and you won’t be able to wash them off
because you didn’t write the ending.
You’ll find it etched on the countertop
where we kissed “I love you,”
onto your thighs,
and you’ll find it
carved into the benches
where we spoke of our lives —
don’t fall for a poet.
The traces we leave
will stay on your skin
and you’ll be left
trying to make sense of
exactly who
you fell in love with.

“Don’t Fall for a Poet”