Mission Bell

Released on: September 21, 2018

Lyrics

Second Hand Smoke

White lines white sky
Light through a sliding glass door, I
Woke up washed off the second hand smoke
The second hand smoke

Time did what time does
Burned all the days and years and I
Woke up washed off the second hand smoke
The second hand smoke

And where did we go so wrong
I was hiding from the rain and the rolling thunder
And where do we go from here
I’ll be hoping that somebody won’t break my cover

Changed plans, washed hands
How do I turn back time
Lay down breathe in the second hand smoke
The second hand smoke

These lines which bind
You’ll never wash me off and I
Float on somewhere in second hand smoke
In second hand smoke I know

Where did we go so wrong
I was hiding from the rain and the rolling thunder
Where do we go from here
I was hoping that somebody won’t break my cover
Where did we go so wrong
I was hiding from the rain and the rolling thunder
Where do we go from here
I was hoping that somebody won’t break my cover
Where did you go so wrong
I was scared that someday maybe you’d pull us under
Where do we go from here
In second smoke, in second hand smoke
Second hand smoke, second hand smoke

Distant Lovers

You can take the kids on Tuesday and
Every other weekend
I’ll be fine with holiday arrangements on my own
Everyone’s been calling me that never
Seemed to have my number before now
Honestly I’m doing fine these days

Better off as friends
Than distant lovers anyways we’re
Better off as friends

Sorry that I kept my mouth shut
Now I wanna tell you how I feel
Sometimes in the morning I can almost see your eyes
I was scared you’d break my heart or
Never really love me in the end
I would trade it all if I could only say goodbye

Better off as friends
Than distant lovers anyways we’re
Better off as friends
Than distant lovers

17+Forever

Take your pick of my limbs, I was
Choking fire from the kids, I am
Overwhelmed with emotion, I will
Give my blood locomotion

Empty chair in the classroom, I was
Bleeding out in the bathroom, do you
See me just as a figure, will you
Show your friends all the pictures

17 going on forever
She was 17 going on forever

Lost my will and religion
God I was but a virgin
We are wheat for the threshing
Words and death coalescing

17 going on forever
She was 17 going on forever
Only 17 going on forever
She was 17 going on forever

Angela

I can’t believe that we burned through this whole pack of cigarettes
I swear to God there is nothing to do in this town
Maybe we’ll find out that we’re just not made for each other
Hell I don’t care you’re the best thing that I’ve ever found

Sooner or later we end up as fragile compartments
Tired of carrying a soul that is so far from home
I never said I was scared of eventually dying
My only fear is I might have to do it alone

Wherever you go I will find you
I will find you Angela

Sometimes at night I can still hear you laying beside him
Whispering about all the hurt that you’re leaving behind
They tell me Jesus can fix all the ones who need healing
Wonder if you’ll think of me when you open your eyes

Wherever you go I will find you
I will find you Angela
Wherever you go I will find you
I will find you Angela
Angela

In The Light

Covered up in crimson
You look like the day we first met
20 years behind us
Ashes fall from new lit cigarettes

Rumors walk around you
Like zombies in a movies
There is blood
Running down your lips dear
Did he put his hands on you, my love

You will never find me anymore
Not while I’m hiding in the light
You will never find me anymore
Not while I’m hiding in the light

How could we have missed it
Long sleeve shirts in Summer, and the fall
When you stopped believing
Anyone could love you at all

You will never me anymore
Not while I’m hiding in the light
You will never find me anymore
Not while I’m hiding in the light
In the light

Lovely

She walks on the water from where I stand
And she holds my heart in the palm of her hand
Though I’m uncertain she understands
That she is lovely

And there is a light in the back of my mind
A film of her sitting by God on the other side
And I watch again and again just to find
How she is lovely

Won’t you come back and haunt me again
Rise from the Baltimore snow and begin
Covering us who are wandering
Out at the edge of the end

She tried to hold back the rivers of hell
And rose to the angels while her body fell
I’ll dance with her when I go there as well
For she is lovely

Won’t you come back and haunt me again
Rise from the Baltimore snow and begin
Covering us who are wandering
Out at the edge of the end

Never Really Mine

Did I meet you in the morning
I can never tell
We were coming down together
Sitting by the mission bell

I was overwhelmed with sadness
When I heard what you’d become
Maybe someone’s waiting for you
In a city further on from here, but

I’m not coming back for you
I’m not coming back for you
I’m not coming back for you
You were never really mine

And Erin’s in the corner
Sitting on a filthy floor
As another comes to see her
I can hear them through the door all night

Now we walk beside the water
As the sun begins to break
20 miles outside Boston
I don’t see your face anymore, but

I’m not coming back for you
I’m not coming back for you
I’m not coming back for you
You were never really mine
Never really mine at all

Leave Her

She fills the air around me now
With lavender and grace
This place

Pulling drags off cigarettes
Red wine, our time
Unwinds

Let sky fall where it may
Let moon shine through the day
You can take my words and my songs, but
Leave her
Leave her

The world is not between us now
Our ghosts won’t need
These clothes

I pray that she does not leave first
Those few long years I’d spend
In bends

Let sky fall where it may
Let moon shine through the day
You can take my words and my songs, but
Leave her
You can take my words and my songs, but
Leave her
You can take my words and my songs, but
Leave her
Leave her

Wait For Me

It doesn’t matter to the sun
If we find it out
Both of us were wrong
Is it too late now

It hurts too much to say
Is it over now
You gave yourself away
Then you told me how

Can you wait for me
Can you wait for me

It doesn’t matter anymore
Have I gone too far
You found another one to love
But you broke my heart

Can you wait for me
Can you wait for me

Afterlife

This is the last time
That I don’t remember your name
‘Cause in a weeks time
I’ll have forgotten your face

Tell me you love me
Before I slip into the dark
We are canaries
Into the mines we depart

And heaven adore you
I will look for you
In the after life

I am so sorry
That I never took a stand
When they came for you
I didn’t hold out my hand

Heaven adore you
I will look for you
Heaven adore you
I will look for you
Heaven adore you
I will look for you
In the after life