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ALL MY FRIENDS LYRICS

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FLOOD TOWN LYRICS

1- HOW WRONG WE’VE BEEN TO FIGHT

To hell with these excuses sweetie, I’m coming on through
I don’t have the money but I got the will,
And I’m not told what to do
I can tell you didn’t sleep last night
But I’m telling you it’s gonna be alright
No these empty pockets aren’t gonna keep me
From having my arms full of you

Don’t leave me in the dark
Warm up our desires
Light me through the night
It’s screaming in my heart
How right it is to feel you
How wrong we’ve been to fight
How wrong we’ve been to fight


If I could find my way back from this man you know I would
Maybe we can give this anger some care
And turn it into something good
But if you don’t want to take the risk
Then this love won’t ever exist
 I’m not wasting my time with any emotion that I never understood
-TVC


2- BARRIER

Like to joke, but at times I go too far
Maybe today I'll get a job, maybe I'll stick to playing guitar
Sewed to my bed on the days when I feel low
Sprinkle some water on my face, and get my ass to the show

But this is heart of mine is sure to pop,
When you're stressing me to go on the suicidal rush
To take this mess you call a life and make it work

Forgive me, I didn't mean to let it go

I didn't mean to lose all control - I just broke down again.
I'm sorry, I wanted to let you in on the plan
I didn't think that you'd understand what it meant to me

So came the day when I turned my life around
I had to avoid hitting my face on the rock bottom that I found
I gave up whiskey, smoking, gave up everything that was poisoning me
Yet I still felt lower than the ground

 So take all the painful things they did to you
And create a barrier that no one can break through
The world always feels stacked against me
The world always feels stacked against me
-DM


3- KEEP

I can see it in your eyes
The moon and the stars
But you’re hardly breathing
Standing on your own
Trying to hold on
But you’re falling deeper

 Walk this path alone – memory will keep you strong
Shout in out loud – shout it out loud
if only I could see your face – we could find a way
And reach towards the clouds
Come – lift me up

Just keep me in your arms and take me now
Just keep me in your arms…

 I’m tired of the lies
‘Keep telling myself
That the pain is getting smaller
Can you help me understand
Just what it takes
To have the world on your shoulders
 -AR

4- FLOOD TOWN

When I slash away at your skin
And give you bruises like I bruise
I fucking hate how I’m the only one who bleeds
I’m just angry at myself -

‘can’t understand why you can’t feel that
That feeling something could be something you might need
But I’m alive and I’m illuminated by this florescent fear

That I may drown in this delusion all alone
I’m just trying to tread water at the bottom of a raging river
Running down the place I call my home

 ‘Storm is coming in again
Gather up your things and move them to higher ground
‘Storm is coming in again
Gather up your things and move them to higher ground

 There are demons I been dreaming
Making their home on my sheets
And all the bruises in my head they seem the deepest
I know I’m scared, I know I’m scarred

But when my face don’t want to shine
If you’re gone it’s time to come home where I keep this
Well the water’s getting closer and the levee splitting cracks
And I’m not sure if I can hold your breath and mine
Hey this is life beside this river
Yea this is how we live in Flood Town
But baby I still got my grip on how I die


 I, I’m building up
Something no flood can wash away
Yea, I, I’m building up
Something no flood can wash away
Get on out, get on out, who needs you
I’m settled with it all, I’m going to be alright
-TVC


5- FALLEN OFF YOUR SHOULDERS

If only I could get my heart and head in the same place
They could settle all the differences they smolder
As my fingers glide down your pale skin through your grace
I see my mind’s already fallen off your shoulders
I squeeze on to the still frames in the movie reel inside my head
Like it’s the only place that I still see her smile
Well I’m colorblind ‘cuz I can’t see your different shades of red
Another broken part on me, you can just throw yours in the pile

You don’t have to rearrange me
You don’t have to be there when I come apart

Just know that you can change your life, always
Just know that you can change your life, right now
Just know that you can change your life, and dream un-
Til you can’t dream anymore

I spin around in this cycle of all the alcohol and ghosts
And watch as my perceptions come undressed
Oh God I’m lost in here
This realization always comes at the worst times around this place
It’s like the only thing
That’ll be here when it all comes apart
You lie on my bed, I’m lying through your teeth
And it’s this cycle of illusion that again we find ourselves inside
If you’d just talk to me and tell me I can hide here
I’ll have nothing left to hide
Just don’t let me go
-TVC
 
6- CHASING

It’s a struggle from the start
Finding a place to keep safe both of our hearts
Packed up all our hopes and fears
And headed off to the new frontier
We stayed here for too long
After all the gold was mined and gone
Mold our views into rhyme as we quietly lose our shine


We’re these ordinary dreams,
 in this ordinary struggle,
 of these ordinary beings.
And these ordinary fears;
do you believe in angels,
or where do we go from here? 
Where do we go from here…

Wait ‘til no one’s around
Light me up and torch me to the ground
Hold on as tight as we know to this feeble attempt to let go
You were supposed to be the dawn
When you trust you heart it’s NOT supposed to be wrong
What is it you are chasing? 
I guess we all chase the same things
-TVC

7- RIGHT HERE
She's on the side line waiting for me to slip and fall.
She resurrects me; it's how she controls me.
Eight in the morning, my breath still reeks of alcohol.
I'm aware that she's crazy, but she has possessed me.

I'm standing right here, you don't have to scream..

She's such a liar, teasing men with false virginity.
I imagine it's easy, with her flawless body.
Her sex is a hunger, preying men of their sanity.
She's such a baby, has the poise of a lady.

I'm standing right here, you don't have to scream.
-DM

8- MODERN SKIN

Well maybe it’s not far enough away
For me to let it go
For me to turn my back
You know that it’s hard enough to say
How you feel never mind
Feel the right things
If I could choose what feelings slip through under my skin
Stand guard over emotions I grow within
I would’ve grown that superpower so long back
But they’re still working out kinks inside our machines
Can’t find a way to keep us from roaming free
Can’t seem to shake these demons off my back

She lives under the coat of this modern skin
Immune to the rush of the butterflies in her stomach
To the need for someone to hold
It’s a 21st Century fix for the flaw
The cure for the times we can’t choose which ones we love
Can’t choose which ways we bleed
But we can’t fall in love inside small machines
So should I shed this coat of this modern skin and I am free?
And I am free.

Get behind me.  I shed this modern skin and I am free.
-TVC

9- AMBITION
The summers here are brutal, it makes folks so lazy.
They sit as opportunities slip from beneath.
Maybe I'll run off to New York, and chase my foolish dreams.
Maybe someone there could love me if I could make something of me


Because Lord knows I try to break through these walls of New Jersey
But often I find my plan has been flawed and I remain.
I have to go before I let it show the madness I've stored inside.
Before I run out of life.
 
The winters here are boring. It puts folks fast asleep.
And in this hibernation life sleeps beneath their feet.
In this big space of nothing, it's hard to see yourself
When you lack the reflection in the eyes of someone else.
 
I'm feeling a bit nauseous, pull over the car please.
I wanted to be a proud man, but here I am on my knees.
In this big space of nothing, it's hard to have a voice.
I didn't want to be like this, but I was given little choice.
-DM


10- I AM THE KING

I’m gone I’m gone I’m gone
All previous doubt to my back
This broken love, faulty to feel, may have shattered
But I’m still in piece
Whoever you are
I can tear you, tear you, tear you apart all by myself
Hiding in wreckage, I’ve found release
 
I might be lost but I’ve passed the need
Or desire to know that you’re just as lost as me
I make my own direction,
Though sometimes it’s one that I can’t see
But I can find a new love inside this blooming of spring
I can sleep undisturbed by these hopeless things
And above all these doubts and fears that in my head ring
 
I am limitless
I am not, I am not shackled by fate
I’ve seen your wrath, I am not faltered
Get out of my way
You can talk real loud
If it makes you feel big
Your hollow words don’t carry weight to bring down my day

I might be lost but I’ve passed the need
Or desire to know that you’re just as lost as me
I make my own direction,
Though sometimes it’s one that I can’t see
Yea I can find a new love inside this blooming of spring
I can sleep undisturbed by these hopeless things
And above all these doubts and fears that in my head ring
I am the king.  I am the king.  I am the king.
-TVC
 

1- AS LOST AS I AM

You know, you know just what to say
I can't help but choke on every word
You know, you know just what to say
I don’t


I've been there I've had those days

You know you want to just hide away

From decisions that you can't change


All I need
‘Just hoping you’re as lost as I am
All I need
‘To know that you’re as lost as I am

You know, I’ve sat beside this river
You know, I kept this child safe
I’ve tried, to keep these demons behind me
I’ve tried
-TVC

2- COUNT ON IT

I got a new car baby
‘Been driving ‘round in that death trap for so long
You haven’t seen me lately
Wish you’ve stuck around, picked me up while I was down
And loved just the same
Yea we loved just the same

Don’t count me out – Count on it
Don’t count me out, I’ll rise again
I won’t be another man you can’t count on – Count on it

Maybe you didn’t believe me
I’ve been coming through on every promise I made
I’ll tell you it wasn’t easy
I earned this swagger I got building from the bottom up
And loved just the same
Yea we loved just the same

If we don’t change it, nothing changes
For all this time that we’ve wasted
When are you coming home 
Yea when are you coming home to me?
-TVC

3- ALL MY FRIENDS (ARE IN MY HEAD BUT YOU)

These are my friends
and they’re all kind of fucked up in the head
We’re just birds of a feather
There are times I swear

where I can’t tell where I begin and end
And they always put back – together
Again, Again, Again
These are my fears
and they’re all kind of screaming in my ear
When you’re not around
Well I'm just passing through

reading writing hanging on the wall
Waiting to be found
Again, Again, Again

All my friends
Are in my head
But You
All my friends
Are in my head
But You

These are my flaws
And on second thought, well they’re not all that hard
To overcome
Look I don’t know you man but

I don't feel like taking any shit
So come undone
Again, Again, Again

All my friends
Are in my head
But You
All my friends
Are in my head
But You

I said All my friends

Are in this room

But you but you but you but you
Oh God I’m so glad
That all I have
Is you
-TVC

4- SECOND LOVE

Wait for me she said
My heart takes some time to figure out
Right now I’m a flag of tattered threads
And I want to love you without a doubt


Yea your wings – weren’t strong enough to fly
But your wounds – weren’t deep enough to die
Stuck in this limbo – you just ask yourself why
She was your first love – and she just passed you by


Make believe in my head
You’re still the warm in my empty room
I’ve not come undone from the things I’ve unsaid
When I think of love yea I still think of you


Yea your wings – weren’t strong enough to fly
But your wounds – weren’t deep enough to die
Stuck in this limbo – you just ask yourself why
She was your first love – and she just passed you by


Gonna’ find me a second love
-TVC

5- WRITTEN

I was written as a love song, but the love, well it got shelved
I became an anthem all by myself
I was carried as a tune out of an alcoholic’s hell
You stood by my side, you kept me well

Off with your head, off with your head
When I speak the words, silence instead
Off with your head, off with your head
When I speak the words, when I speak the words silence instead

Come on love - It only takes a life to know your love is real
Come on love - We’re all it takes
Come on love - We’ve got to touch the sky before our grace is gone
Come on love - We’ve got what it takes
-TVC

6- VIOLENCE


Will you work with me now skin and bones
Fix the love that we hold dear
My heart is just an immigrant
And it don’t seem welcome here
Haven’t you remembered anything
I ever whispered in your ear


Will you watch me disappear?
Will you watch me disappear?
Show me your love, show me your love, show me your love, show me your love
This is why can’t we be clear

We loved like violence
Got the bruises to let it show
Yea we loved like violence
But the pain never let me know
We loved like violence
Still so hard just to let you go
Yea we loved like violence
But the pain never let me know

Maybe it’s a dream again
Or maybe I’m just blind
Maybe all our cotton candy clouds
Are only cotton-lined
When I sink my teeth inside of us
How can I know what I’ll find?
-TVC

7- I’M ALL YOURS

If your heart led you to me
Believe it baby
Follow it to me where you belong
You’re the guiding light
That shines me through a life
I couldn’t navigate alone
But all the doubts you fill your head with
Forget them all and let them melt away


But baby
If you forget the world is round
If you forget to stay in bounds
If you forget what's up must come back down
Just remember I’m all yours

It seems like I'm always 

Reminding you
Of the place you hold in my soul
I know it’s hard to remember
When all the things
Around you spiral out of control

Just remember I’m all yours
Just remember I’m all yours
Just remember I’m all yours
-TVC


 

8- DRUGS

You get what you want, then you throw it away
You’re all out of love, life’s just a game
You’re sick of the drugs you’re taking
You’re such a mess, yea girl
You’re all out of love, lose yourself


No one’s gonna set you free from the debt you owe
I lost a little part of me when I let you sell your soul
No one’s gonna set you free from the debt you owe
I lost a little part of me when I let you sell your soul
-AR