I Don’t Want to Come Down

All the Kings Horses

[Old Man – Please come down]

High upon the wall he sat stone-faced

He use to care but that’s been replaced

With this emptiness that hurts us all

He began to sing and dance high upon he wall

All the King’s horses and all the King’s men

Couldn’t put this poor soul together again

Did he jump or fall was it suicide or fate

Was he in control or was it a choice he didn’t make

Maybe the glory was on his side

It was love he chose, but she couldn’t decide

And when she finally did – the choice she choose

Wasn’t an open heart – but one that was closed

And with that emptiness that hurts us all

He began to sing and dance high upon the wall

And with that emptiness that hurts us all

He began to sing and dance high upon the wall…chorus

Bridge

Even though they tried and tried to save this poor man

Every piece they picked up just crumbled in their hands

So hang your head low – hang your head low

One more is lost as love takes its toll

And with that emptiness that hurts us all

He began to sing and dance high upon the wall…chorus

Don’t Break Down

You must – carry all your weight

Never mind the changes

Or what the others they might take

You must carry all your weight

Tomorrow, when you wake

You must learn to fight in a way

You never have before

Before it’s too late – too late

Don’t break down

Hold your ground

Every you are is right there

The wisdom is simple

You’re perfectly imperfect

All you’re glory is measured in your scars

All you’re worth – All you’re worth

That’s who you are

Don’t look her in the eyes

With them she can steal all the air in the room

You’ll be doomed – you’ll be doomed

Shame on you

For all you should have done

Nothing did you try to do

Shame on you there my friend

All these hearts full of tears

They’ve grown years and years and years…chorus

You know – where I stand

Legs are my integrity

My heart is held here in my hands

Are my efforts not in vain

For honestly my honesty is good

Even though I might break…chorus

No, no, no

You’re not even sure of this person who you are

One look in the mirror revealed a stranger and some dark

You can’t stand to bear all these burdens on your mind

But friend, oh friend, we’ve been here the whole time

No, no, no – No don’t go

Down a lonely road that you’ll walk alone

Take a look around – take a look at all of us

Walking here with you

And the choices that you choose

I can’t tell your heart is heavy

Your spirits aching, too

And of all the things I’ve got to offer

My best good thoughts are for you

Cause there’s too many of the enemy

Telling you you gotta be and what you gotta do

They’ve put it into your ears

Turned them into fear

They made you believe

There’s no option for you here…chorus

You don’t have a clue!

You say to me.

But I think I do – well sorta probably

But maybe not exactly

See I’ve had a life too

And I’ve had to choose

I can tell your heart is heavy

Your spirits aching, too

And of all the things I’ve got to offer, Love

My best good thoughts are for you

There’s too many of the enemy

Telling you gotta be and what you gotta do

They’ve put it in your ears

They’ve turned them into fears

They made you believe

There’s no options for you here…chorus

One-way Ticket

I’ve got a one-way ticket to anywhere

I’ve got a one-way ticket for two

I’ve got a one-way ticket to anywhere

I’ve got a one-way ticket for two

One for me – and one for you

Oh I beat myself to death

With these words running through my head

You can come back here

But there’s really nothing left

So I search through my things

Take only what I need

People come and take the rest

People come and take the rest

Oh hey love – hey love…chorus

Down, down, down, down

They try to talk me down

But you, Love

You’re there talking me up

We’ve been here too long

Way past our due

We’ve been here too long

Way past our due

Now – hey love, hey love…chorus

At the Seams

Oh I’m scared as hell

Scared of how I fell

Apart at the seams

Apart at the seams

She likes to make fun

When she sees that I’m undone

She laughs at all my tears

She laughs at all my tears

I’m in a state of disrepair

For the things that I have done

What exactly is this

That I have become

I am pouring out

I am pouring down

I might lose it all

Before I am found

I’ve collected all my things

That I’ve lost through my torn seams

On the ground – to be kept

Left as things that I have left

Thorns have cut me up

Used up all my luck

Most of it was bad

So I’m happy that I have

And this road I’m on

Isn’t really a road at all

Back is just as hard

So I’ll just carry on

I’ll go on, I’ll go on, I’ll go on

On, I’ll go on, on and on…chorus

Bridge

You can the fear – The fear upon my face

But every time I’ll lie – Say that it’s ok

Smiles I will give – Always to you

Lie about these tears

Where everything falls through

Lie about these tears

Where everything falls through

Lie about these tears

Where everything falls through

Poor

Lines are getting longer for the poor

Poor me’s tragically stricken with disease of the mind

Thinking it’s about time for the change to come their way

Better leave that melody alone

Find a beat that suits ya – stick the groove right to ya

Leave the rest – give your best

Cause your best it’s always with ya

Sometimes your bad bad days

Seem like the end of the world

When everything is crashing down

You’re thinking that maybe you’ll never make it out

Cause when they call they call ya

And when it falls it all falls

When it rains it pours

So if you need to heal

Find a place you will

And go

Chorus

You’d like to be an instrument with music in your strings

But man you are just sitting there tragically puppeting

Whose got control of you friend

Cause when you’re up you’re up yeah

And when it crashes it all crashes down

And when you’re broke you break more

And you’d be surprised

But I bet that you could take more

Chorus

Bridge

Fight fight fight when you can

Where you are isn’t where you have to be

I know change is hard

But it’s better than falling apart

Sometimes you gotta pick yourself

All by yourself

Sometimes you gotta show what you’re made of

Like you’re nobody else

Sometimes you gotta try to rise above

All the misery – Bringing you down

Bringing you down

Are you standing in the line with the poor me’s

Tragically stricken with disease of the mind

Comfort in the lonely – man they don’t get me

This is crazy – yeah, if only

These bad beats and melodies

Weren’t kicking in your head

You gotta fight fight hard

Like a crazy in the corner

With your one hand

And one leg free

[and show some teeth]

Burn it Down

You can take this pain all away

Hang it in the rain

Leave it there for everyone to see

So they will know me

And you can take everything that I have

I won’t even ask for it back

Take it all away and make it yours

Like it was really yours

I wish I was better

And I wish you hadn’t left me in the dark

I need some light here

Some closure

So I’ll burn this whole thing down

I’ll burn it down

The only things you left and didn’t take

Are some keys in a box that I can barely play

And your voice – it’s here – it haunts the air

How did you even leave that here?

A friend he calls he says hey man

Are you better? Are you better?

Chorus

Bridge

Damn all this hurt – I said – damn all this hurt in me

You took everything but you didn’t take me

Ashes to ashes dust back to dust

I’m gonna burn what’s left of us down

I’ll burn it down – burn it down

Burn it down – Burn it down

I’ll burn it down

Chorus

When I Came Down

I tried to speak out

Tried to shield the doubt

See I’m leaving you

But I just don’t know how

See how I’m crazy now

And I seem distressed

I just feel done in

I think I just need some rest

And – If I – Don’t seem well

Well I crash-landed when I came down

And – If I – Don’t seem well

I crash-landed and I called out

Undone my saddle – smash my crown

This old ship, love – is going down

Untie my shoes – I’ve got nothing left to lose

I must do these thing that are the only things

That I have left to do

See the only way to save you from this hell

Was to separate you from this hell

And this hell is me – It’s always me

When I’ve crash-landed in disbelief

And – If I – Don’t seem well

I crash-landed when I came down

Chorus

Bridge

I tried to dam the oceans

But still they flow – they always flow

And oh all these walls how I’ve made

Still they flow – It always flows

And – If I – Don’t seem well

Well I crash-landed when I came down

And – If I – Don’t seem well

Well I crash-landed and I called out

Chorus

I Don’t Want to Come Down

Well I can tell you waited all day

Your mind seems heavy with words

With all you’ve wanted to say

Your calm is giving into hurt

I say, “calm down – you can give it all to me”

“I’ll take it all, Love – I’ll take every last piece”

But you don’t want to come down

You don’t want to come down

You don’t want to come down

You don’t want to come down

You don’t want to come down

You don’t want to come down

You said it’s all about here

History is something I can’t use

You said there was good and there was bad

But mostly it’s just time that I’ve abused

I said what about you

What about you?

Ah if I’m guilty love

Ah – You’re guilty, too

Now I don’t want to come down

I don’t want to come down

I don’t want to come down

I don’t want to come down

I don’t want to come down

I don’t want to come down

Bridge

Instrumental progression

I said what about you – What about you?

Ah if I’m guilty, Love – Ah, you’re guilty, too.

But you don’t want to come down

You don’t want to come down

You don’t want to come down

You don’t to come down

And I don’t want to come down

I don’t want to come down

I don’t want to come down

I don’t want to come down

We don’t want to come down

We don’t want to come down

We don’t want to come down

We don’t want to come down