Wednesday, October 13, 2010

So Cruel; C'est la Vie

*Read while listening... it's kinda cool.

We crossed the line
Who pushed who over?

"Take my hand."


"You'll fall."

"I will if I take your hand."

It was then he learned that broken trust shall not be mended.

It doesn't matter to you
It matters to me

"On the right! Engage right!"

The squad shifts, trying to save what's left from the ambush. He's certain he issued the wrong orders.

It was then he learned that any action is better than none at all.

We're cut adrift
We're still floating

"I should've been there, you know?"

"You can't save the world, man."

"I don't want to save the world. I want my friends back."

"You can't save the world, man."

I'm only hanging on
To watch you go down
My love

"Do you even love me?"


"Did you ever?"

"Does it matter?"

I disappeared in you
You disappeared from me

"I can't see."

"Calm down, bro. Just some blood in your eyes."

"I can't see."

"Calm down. I'm right here."

It was then he learned the true value of a shoulder to lean on.

I gave you everything you ever wanted
It wasn't what you wanted

"Don't you just, you know, want to be happy?"

"Sure. Who doesn't?"

"Then why don't you smile?"

"I haven't earned it yet."

The men who love you, you hate the most
They pass right through you like a ghost

"Shit, dude. She's fucking beautiful."

"I know."

"Then what's the problem?"

"That's what bothers me."

It was then he learned when to walk away.

They look for you, but your spirit is in the air
Baby, you're nowhere

"I'm not saying you should. But I'm not saying you shouldn't."

"I don't play vague, yo."

"Neither do I."

"That's specific, then?"

You say in love there are no rules
Sweet heart, you're so cruel

"Stay on my six. Follow me out."

"I'm scared, Sergeant."

"It's cool. I've already shit my pants. On three, okay?"

"Yes, Sergeant."

Desperation is a tender trap
It gets you every time

"You've never seen a woman that just took your breath away?"

"Sure, I guess. That scares you?"

"Yeah, that scares me."

"Life ain't worth living if you're not afraid."

It was then he learned the value of a cliché.

You put your lips to her lips
To stop the lie

"I think you're a coward."

"Never said I wasn't."

"You're a walking contradiction."

"Never said I wasn't."

Her skin is pale like God's only dove
Screams like an angel for your love

"I'm not sure I'm cut out for this."

"None of us are. We just pretend to like it."

"Do you like it?"

"Fuck no, it's terrifying. But what a fucking rush."

It was then he learned he was meant to be a paratrooper.

Then she makes you watch her from above
And you need her like a drug

"If I leave, I'm not coming back."

"I'm counting on it."

"You never loved me, did you?"

"Is that a rhetorical question?"

You say in love there are no rules
Sweet heart, you're so cruel

"You're obsessed."

"I know, I know. I'll get over it."


"When the time is right."

It was then he decided to shoot for the stars.

She wears my love like a see-through dress
Her lips say one thing
Her movements something else

"I was a dick to him the last time I saw him."

"He forgives you, man. Don't let it get to you."

"I know, but... fuck, dude."

"We've all been there."

Oh love, like a screaming flower
Love, dying every hour

"Why didn't you answer the phone?"

"Kinda tired of your shit."

"I needed you."

"No, you didn't."

You don't know if it's fear or desire
Danger the drug that takes you higher
Head in heaven, fingers in the mire

"You've fallen in love with an impression."

"That impression has been better for me than reality."

"You say that now, but you're gonna be disappointed."

"I'm already disappointed. Might as well enjoy the view."

Her heart is racing, you can't keep up
The night is bleeding like a cut

"What are you running from? Nobody's pushing you."

"I'm not running from anything."

"Bullshit. Bull-fucking-shit."

"I'm gonna go now."

It was then he realized he was running.

Between the horses of love and lust
We are trampled underfoot

"Help me. Please."

"I've got you. Hang on."

"I can't feel my legs."

"Hang on."

You say in love there are no rules
Sweet heart, you're so cruel

"I don't know what to do. I don't even care."

"Yeah, well, you'll never change."

"Scary, isn't it?"

"Not really. Just remember, it's all so fucking hilarious."

To stay with you I'd be a fool
Sweet heart, you're so cruel

"Wherever you go, there you are."

"That's my line."

"I'm stealing it. Don't be a stranger."

"I won't. I'll be back."

It was then he found his smile.


Harnett-Hargrove said...

OMG, I read that real fast and it read like the last three seconds that flash before a soul dying. -J

Baino said...

You are one of the few men who make me cry on a regular basis you bastard.

Tess Kincaid said...

Wow, très cool!!!

tony said...

Mighty words Sir.

PattiKen said...

OK, I've been sitting here staring at the comment box trying to sift through my swirling reactions to find something there to say. I can't. And that speaks volumes.

Brian Miller said...

ha. nicely played jeff...

Claudia said...

so the video is not available in my country...(germany) due to copyright laws - i missed out on it - but the words are fantastic - and my fav line is..She wears my love like a see-through dress...

Bitsy said...

I like the Winnie-the-Pooh steal. This was interesting.

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