I unlock my phone And Chocolate opens Like a heart that’s in the hand you’re holding And you’re too sweet to be believed You’ve been hiding nothing up your sleeve Only an endless free terrain And I’ve spent years studying your pain From afar And Teresa named a star After me So somewhere out there my shine you’ll see Under ever present heavens We were both born on elevens And so I tick my clock Wondering what it is you’re not In all that you claim to be You were my favorite song to see
Trying to get away from fourteen The lightning strike to wake the dream And I just wander in Gary’s halls He’s seeing through summer and seeing through walls As he paints a refraction of some kind of Grace Always with his heart in open space And I met him one time as I stood in the queue And Johnny looked up and said how are you And I couldn’t meet your eyes, your perfect gaze Do you know all the people you save With your slight of hand and dignified tone Don’t ever feel that you are alone Because sunshine is summer as your toes greet The river that flows with the remnant of sleet And everyone knows and everyone cares But seldom is the one who dares To take that splinter and show the sky I know you said you’re afraid to die But there’s something immortal, eternal in you And I think that you might sense it to be true As you sing with your whole heart and let the love be You don’t know it but you mean the world to me The times may be dark but they’re leading out To a place beyond any doubt Where you reside and live in peace I can feel the place that the war cease I can feel the summer beyond the tide The place where true love will always abide And it woke me with a start but I’m finally seeing That there is a whole new way of being And I thought you should know you were the sound When there was nobody else around To go calling out to or knocking on doors I didn’t ask but you gave me more And more than I could ever be Open your eyes coz you can see That Heaven is present in this moment abide So don’t you ever feel you have to hide Your darkness in the midst of all the snow Your winter’s a place I love to go And trip the light against the scene The fabric of the universe is just a dream And it will reveal itself to you If you wait in the halls of I want to And I guess I just felt I should let you in On the joke that God has been playing As I saw it in the sky that spring in school That there is a wealth beyond the rule That everyone lives by and swears their life I found a place beyond and it is alright And if you’re ever feeling misty and could use a refresh There’s a place you can go, I’m sure you can guess Hidden in the heart of every soul Is the secret garden where you are whole And you don’t need to fight and you don’t need to trouble Don’t need to go bursting anyone’s bubble Just find what you seek by looking true The answer is waiting to be revealed to you All it needs is a gentle hush Like you’ve been pulling a door you’re supposed to push Against to open up the day I gotta say thanks to you, okay? Coz you lifted me up and you were my friend Amongst all the hollows I cannot amend Amongst the shattered glass I stood up from I didn’t mean the wait to be so long As I gain strength and realise That you can’t be caught in a web of lies If you realise what’s true It’s real and it’s talking to you And if you can hear it it means that there Is a faculty in you for the power of prayer Of silent transmission, of deep and serene People walk round like they know what they’ve been Or what they decide to let go and be The dreamer is waking up to see That the love will always be home And you never walk one single day alone But always held and guided by A beauty you don’t have to try To see because it’s always there I must let you know that there is care In every spiraling galaxy whole I love you with the strength of my soul
I see him in my minds eye Talking to me and I almost cry Because he’s been my hero since I was fourteen Walking the cobblestones of almost been And I’m moody and sad and no one understands But I’ve found one of the coolest bands With my music player and my hoodie I am my own bestest buddy As I walk up the land in the cold and the dusk And there’s something in this sound that I can trust And everything is loss, it’s all taken away And I’m older at the close of day As I see through the apparent facade That it’s all pulled away isn’t bad But you won’t know it yet, my dearest child It’s only the beginning of a life in the wild But you’re hollow and lonely and you kick your shoes In the dirt like the dust rising gives you the blues But the depth turns to awesome The darkness to sky And in the night You don’t have to lie Only find what’s there to be discovered It’s almost like his music finally uncovers The expanse of freedom that’s there to find Don’t worry over what isn’t so kind You’ll find your worth in more than she say There’s a sunrise to mark the break of day Only it’s eternal and never fades It’s bright as the sun but you don’t need shades In the white light of pure consciousness I found freedom and I confess I owe the steady hand to Snow Patrol They kind of dove deep into my soul And if I’m ever a success I’m gonna find that guy Write him a letter to try To elucidate something real You open the door on what it is to feel And mountains and valleys are nothing to you I bet if time stopped you’d just walk through To where you’ve always been If life is Love then you’re the Unseen
I always thought that someday we’d marry And there was that day when I met Gary And it’s awesome, it’s cool, it’s so fuckin’ rad To meet the best guy that you’ve never had And he’s laid back and breezy But I know it isn’t easy As he grabs my CD and throws me a look But I keep my eyes on the ground as my legs shook And I can’t believe I couldn’t speak And that I almost felt a little weak And he’ll never know the star he is And the part of my heart that’s his In the young days of teenage and a little bit sad He kept me company when I felt bad And wandered through woods and went on long walks Avoiding looks and the way that time talks And that awning chasm when someone leaves I almost felt that no one believes Or sees things the way I do But that was before I found you And I know that I’m not alone With my discman before an iPhone The soul that you spirit into my aura And I know that they call me Laura But I feel like so much more when I’m listening to you You don’t know the blessing you’ve been, do you?
I’m crying to the sound of Gary’s voice Because he make silence out of noise And I love him so but we’ve barely met Except that one time I won’t forget In the line up at HMV I’m sweating coz the next one’s me And I don’t know what to say To my hero today But he grabs the CD and with a smile He writes his name and all the while My heart is pounding in my ears Because he made meaning out of tears And the other guys, I love them too Johnny asked “How are you” In his northern accent, his beautiful twang And it was just like some bell had rang And we take a picture, me and Caroline I’m smiling so you know I’m fine But my heart is breaking in my chest At all the seasons I loved the best And I wonder will you ever know That you’re the sky and not the snow And a place I’ll always go I love you, dear, so I let it show