Plea

Well, I see you hang your head
You have been stretched out of the place
That you’ve bent to fit into

Got my bag, and got my train
I’m planning to leave town
Before the crack of dawn finds you

Because the only thing of which I am unafraid
Is running away

Can I get you to love
Can I get you to leave
Everything
That’s got your heart so tight
Could I get you to sing
Could I get you to dance
Just for me
And throw your cares away

Baby, things have got to change
I can lift your head up high
All you’ve gotta do is ask me to

Take a breath, dear, it’s okay
Don’t be afraid to cry
So many many people
Will drop everything in just a moment
If it meant they’d keep you

Can I get you to love
Can I get you to leave
Everything
That’s got your heart so tight
Could I get you to sing
Could I get you to dance
Just for me
This is my plea
Throw your cares away

-Zach

Give My Hands Life

Slowly close your eyes
These words, you whispered quietly
These words, you whisper so gently
I know there are ladders too tall
But these things, I can reach
If only I can stand on your shoulders
You will be my motivation
I will be yours, too

Take off your silence, take off your shame
Take off the darkness that covers the night
I just want to see your eyes
I just want to hear your name

Slowly, all is out of sight
And I am myself because of you
My smile is complete when seen from your eyes

These are the times when I feel alive
It must be your hands give my hands life

-Zach

Terribly Unique

Terribly, you are terribly unique to me
Foolishly, the dogs don’t bark – they just follow
A lesson we could have been learned
We shouldn’t have only nipped at your heels
But we should have bit to kill
Because you aren’t innocent, are you?

People ask us why we’re broken
They don’t catch the trace of betrayal on our skin
People always ask what is wrong
Without first looking at themselves and wondering
If the culprit is there and not outside of them
Oh yes, more often than you think
The culprit’s in your skin, using your eyes
To tell the lies that you believe

And you, it is you that fed the dogs
No more than once you gave them seconds
When they asked
And you, you are terribly unique to me
And you’ve taught me that unique cannot be trusted
When it sits behind green eyes

-Zach