THIS TABLE IS A RIVER

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He’s expected to be strong
She’s expected to be sweet
And they’re expected to get on
When I hang my head
In these trembling hands
I’m expected not to weep

They ask you to smile
They ask you to be sweet
They want you to be sorry
They want you to be meek

And this table is a river
And the silence makes it wide
And I’m stuck without a paddle
Standing on the other side
Watching as the joy
Is being swept from your eyes
And everything you gave
That made me laugh
Made them cry







Your words were getting bold
Pinning stars against the sky
With every story that you told
Until the darkness couldn’t live
With the light you tried to give
With the lust that we all love

It came from the deep
Dripping with a poisoned tongue
Vomit spilling from its pores
Saying we shouldn’t have such fun

And this table is a river
And the silence makes it wide
And I’m stuck without a paddle
Standing on the other side
Watching as the joy
Is being swept from your eyes
And everything you gave
That made me laugh
Made them cry

My mind’s in the bottle
The drugs in my system
Are keeping me missing
Saturday’s smile and
Sunday’s rest
They keep me sweating
acid and sand
I’m half a man
Half of you at my best



And this table is a river
And the silence makes it wide
And I’m stuck without a paddle
Standing on the other side
Watching as the joy
Is being swept from your eyes
And everything you gave
That made me laugh
Made them cry


And I can only offer you
my voice
I can only write
a hand to hold 
a moon to fill your empty room
a tune to turn your night around
a song to fill your empty sound






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