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Eulogy
Southtowne Lanes
Eulogy

southtowne lanes | eulogy 

As the music drifted out over our heads,
you ran out in the field,
laid next to the fuse.
From the scoreboard I watched a flame light up your face, 
then I saw as that car circled back towards the field. 
And I felt my stomach tense, 
but the grin on my face was watching our next move. 
So I watched a spotlight up your body; 
and as you ran for your life,
and the fireworks lit up everything, 

we were immortal.

Saltwater
Southtowne Lanes
Saltwater

Southtowne Lanes - Saltwater

I can’t believe that you would build me up with all this goddamn self confidence. 

Just to turn around and wet your lips for someone else. Then try to apologize for this fucking mess 

So wake me up when the storms subside, 

And the waves stop crashing over my head. 

Maybe I can breathe again. 

Jumped off this cliff just to spend time with you 

Thought you were the wind under my wax wings 

Found out too late you were the sun burning my back 

This salt water against my skin still stings. 

Can we pretend just for a moment that you’re the one drowning in this deep ocean? 

Maybe then I’ll learn to waste my time on someone else. Instead of spreading myself too thin 

So wake me up when the storms subside, 

And the waves stop crashing overhead 

I don’t think I’ll ever breathe again. 

Jumped off this cliff just to spend time with you 

Thought you were the wind under my wax wings 

Found out too late you were the sun burning my back 

This salt water against my skin still stings. 

So if you think this is worth it, then leave it to me 

And I’ll chew it all over again. 

And again. 

Cause you’ve fucked me over much worse than that night when you wouldn’t stay sober. 

(All signs of remorse that you left upstream got lost in the tides with my self-esteem)