wake of fame

.:patron saint:.

you’re nothing more than a chalk outline on dark concrete
and a caution sign
telling of blood in places it shouldn’t be
you’re the the patron saint of pretty faces
and you’d would swallow god whole if you met him on the walk home
every star is yours so put them in your pocket
knowing one too many could set you ablaze
you were never scared of fire, it’s what you always desired
so light up your birthplace with a forecasted storm

you’re stronger than a million men but you’re torn apart by a single breath
there’s a hole in your heart
are you gonna do anything about it?
the first punch never came with an invitation
the sun cries out for your blood
the moon only wants what makes you wake up screaming in the night

“i forgive you” falls off of his tongue
such a mean face should only repent for fun
the darkness that gave you a name
is suffocating your breaths
the best disciples died young anyway

medically induced apathy will be your last resting place
the impulse trips that gave you a home follow him around when he wakes
the devil’s hall of fame is corrupted by your sweet shame
you’re only searching for bruises and the blood your mother took away

an emergency dressed in black is looking over your gurney, taking tabs
did you get what you deserve?
or did the words you take have complications?
cut off the strings like you cut off ties
you’ll only have to live with this for the rest of your life

i only want a penny for this diamond ring
because the curse that follows you around will never keep you down
stay away from the crows on the powerline
count to seven, close your eyes
there’s not a single breath you’ll take that will fill the hole in your lungs
remember that when you’re choking on your own blood
say a prayer before you drink too much

you’re stronger than a million men but you’re torn apart by a single breath
there’s a hole in your heart
are you gonna do anything about it?
the first punch never came with an invitation
the sun cries out for your blood
the moon only wants what makes you wake up screaming in the night
revenge never came to get you in the city
so paint yourself a knife and cradle it to sleep
will you let this go?
will you let this go?

you killed the dream but now you’re after the dreamers
so young and oh so desperate
if you loved him, why didn’t you say?
an arrow through the heart, you were suspicious from the start
does he send shivers down your spine?
or are you only in this for attention?

you’re nothing more than a chalk outline on dark concrete
and a caution sign
telling of blood in places it shouldn’t be
you’re the the patron saint of pretty faces
and you’d would swallow god whole if you met him on the walk home
every star is yours so put them in your pocket
knowing one too many could set you ablaze
you were never scared of fire, it’s what you always desired
so light up your birthplace with a forecasted storm to use and throw aside
i’m only glad that you’re getting out alive
because any breath could be your last
you’re sinking fast, sinking fast
soul pixellated, death doesn’t discriminate
all you can do is confess, confess

Some PiaLR headcanons of mine that I don’t currently have a story to incorporate into:

  1. At some point, before he met John, Sherlock did one of those Japanese ad campaigns for a men’s luxury item.  A watch or something.  John teases him about it relentlessly.  Sherlock always retorts that John’s just bitter that HE’S never been asked to do a Japanese ad campaign for a men’s luxury item.
  2. John’s grandfather was Scottish, and John has a formal kilt of his clan.  He decided to wear it once to a formal event and when he came out in it, Sherlock just about injured himself dropping to his knees.
  3. Several more obscure films from both John and Sherlock’s back catalogues are getting re-released in the wake of their newfound fame, and after John’s Oscar win, “To a Stranger” got a theatrical re-release.  John and Sherlock did some publicity together for the re-release.
  4. The description of John and Sherlock as a “trailblazing power couple” got repeated enough in the press that it became an injoke among Team Awesome.  A fan sent the boys matching t-shirts that each read “TPC ½” and John is forever campaigning for them to wear them somewhere public.
  5. The boys had a close call once.  John and Sherlock spent a weekend in a hotel in Ibiza once, and they were filmed having sex without their knowledge (one-way mirror in the bedroom).  The video nearly got released, but Bruno and Mycroft caught it in time.  The hotel mysteriously found itself shut down for health code violations shortly thereafter.  The boys are blissfully unaware of this.
  6. After John and Sherlock got married, a few conservative radio stations held drives where people could turn in their DVDs of their movies to be burned in a giant bonfire.  John and Sherlock’s fans organized a counterstrike at the Atlanta station with the largest bonfire - they found someone sympathetic inside the station, absconded with all the discarded DVDs before the bonfire happened, sold them as souvenirs to other fans, and donated all the money to Lambda Legal.  They raised over $10,000.