Structures of Us

Wanderer, housing a sea of sharks who cut your ties
Wondering "Where were the laughs shared over apple pies?"
What game shall we play today?
How 'bout the one where you value me?

Dancer, twirling around to get through all the pain
Leaper, what dance can we do to ever stop the rain?
Shall we sing a song, or play with dolls
Or put on a show for all our friends to see?

Rock collisions causing such a fuss
Exploding all the rubble and the dust
Let it die and leave it all to rust
Collapsing all the structures of us
Let it fall there's no structure of us

And through this fog I know that we belong to ourselves
Our hearts lead us to compassion

Rock collisions causing such a fuss
Exploding all the rubble and the dust
Let it die and leave it all to rust
Collapsing all the structures of us
Let it fall there's no structure of us

Believer, your path in life is not the one for me
Dreamer, big dreams are our common ground, or so it seams
Now don't go thinking that you're crazy
You're just as sane as me

And through this fog I know that we belong to ourselves
Our canvas for our own creation
And through our art we find our truths

Autumn Aspirations

The last leaf of autumn resists the ground
Falling slowly in the wind
For it knows when it lands without a sound
It's a dream that could never begin

He moves so slowly in his day by day
Hoping to turn on the light
But he doesn't, because it's not perfectly his way
It's a spark that could never ignite

We wear our hearts on our sleeves
And we use our sleeves as our walls
Because there are only so many relationships
And not enough time to sync them all

The first breath of spring is such a tease
Giving all life hope of warmth
But soon you feel the stab of that icy cold breeze
And it snows two more months in the north

At the end of the day she stares at the wall
Thinking of all that she hates
For there's no room for passion in ordinary people
All her dreams they'll just have to wait

We wear our hearts on our sleeves
And we use our sleeves as our walls
Because there are only so many relation ships
And not enough time to sink them all

We waste so much time everyday
But is it our time to be wasted?
For time is all we really have
Can it be borrowed?
Can it be tasted?

No it can't
Franco Rodriguez

Franco Rodriguez

Weaving the Pieces

I'm awake
I'm awake to the noises, awake to the smells
I've yet to distinguish this place from my hell
Have I broken my own spell?
I'll never know

But time goes by quickly and slowly
And I don't know which one's the real me
I float through space
Which way is upwards?
A cosmic race no one can win

But I'll be fine
I don't care what you say
I'll be fine
You'll think what you want anyway

My road may be winding, but I'll get there, see
'Cause weaving those pieces I will become me

In my head
I'm always getting stuck in my head
I see so much promise
I see so much dread
Now I'm going to dreamland
You'll find me in bed

Time stands so still looking in judgement
And I won't care
Not for a moment
Just you wait, I'm going upwards
I'll see you there with a big smile

But I'll be fine
I don't care what you say
I'll be fine
You'll think what you want anyway
My road may be winding, but I'll get there see
'Cause weaving those pieces I will become me

Have You None?

Time and time again I find
The world inside my head's unkind
But everyday it meets it's match with you

Challenging all hope and trust
Splitting hairs of love and lust
Then with the romantics out of the blue

Have you no common decency?
Don't you care that she feels too?
Have you no common decency?
Will you ever be through?

Every one just like the rest
Every girl a new conquest
Just another thing to brag about

Stud is your middle name
Charm is your favorite game
Where you're confident you show your doubts

Have you no common decency?
Don't you care that I feel too?
Have you no common decency?
Will you ever be through?

Then again, I knew what I was getting into
Perhaps it was me who used you
I played with fire and it left me burned

Have I no common decency?
Don't I care that you feel too?
Have I no common decency?
I was wrong and so were you

Is there any common decency?
Are we just some sad excuse?
Is there any common decency?
Why won't our pain just cut us loose?

Sludge