There’s an uprising going on in the north,
Distressed screams for justice and flashbacks of figurative train tracks
Brought a washed and strained brain back to where it belongs,
Why do I feel so constrained?
Why do I hear the rattle of chains with every step I take?
As the tear gas blinds and sprays the police barricades aid the break of balance of yin and yang,
Figureheads that deceived us to believe things would finally be just chant that we should not repeat history,
We should do the right thing but it’s a shame that the only word we hear is,
There’s a war going on in the north,
Protests lead to more tests of civility with every officer given humility for their wrongdoings,
Made you look,
But you’re scared now,
Slaughtering a child with a toy gun you’re not being fair now,
There’s a draft going on in the north,
I promised my mom I wouldn’t enlist that I wouldn’t get involved in this but I wish that I were there now,
So we wont get killed for wearing a black hoodie at night,
So we wont be gunned down at a gas station with no gun in sight,
So we wont be shot 6 times in broad daylight by officer whose white,
Regardless of a witness in sight,
Regardless of a country’s might,
He was still free not an ounce guilty,
But why do I hear the rattle of chains with every step I take?
It’s a shame that we’re still detained they just moved the chains to our brains,
Made sure that our youth would kill each other so it’s okay when they do the same thing,
Entrapped in this mental hell by televisions telling us the wrong things,
There’s a revolution going on in the North,
We should break these chains and do the same thing.
I’ve been one too many times,
I remember the night I saw an angel on the dance floor,
From her lips to her hips every curve managed to disturb my every nerve how absurd would I be not to exchange words with her,
A moment passed and our eyes met for what seemed like a lifetime,
It’s amazing how we’ve had so many conversations without even sharing a word,
I must say that your beautiful eyes tell the sweetest nothing’s that I’ve ever heard,
Day after day I would look for you just to say how much I missed you, And how much I couldn’t wait to see you again,
You see in the two to three seconds we would spend glancing in each other’s eyes while placing ourselves in each other’s lives felt like an eternity,
Time never ceases to freeze,
Reality leaves and I always wonder if you too yearn for me,
I wonder If I make your heart skip a beat and the flame that is clearly suffering from malnutrition and is contained by a vision that isn’t the same burns for me,
Because I see it in your eyes,
I see the hello, the don’t go, and the never say goodbye,
That smile that’s wants me to stay around for a while so you can be my girl..and I can be your guy,
But Maybe I’ll see you again later,
Maybe tomorrow we’ll try,
I just can’t wait to have another conversation with you,
Just by looking in your eyes.
When you exhaled I would inhale just to take in a little more of you before you went away,
I must say that my heart found love and was held captive by a fence of pain when I found out you weren’t here to stay,
Till this day I can hear you say,
I don’t think it’s a good idea,
Who thinks with their heart anyway?
To be honest it wasn’t a good idea,
But I swear I’d go back and do it again any day,
Such a contradiction to the life I’m used to living,
Before you I question if I was even living,
If it was even love that the previous doves were given,
Before I was trying to fly but now I’m higher than I’ve ever been,
Learning to tango with an angel,
Maybe next I can learn how to mamba,
Then I’ll open my eyes and see you when I awake from slumber,
Sometimes I wonder,
If the time will ever be right…
Who tells time with their heart anyway?
When I gaze into your eyes I see our future looking back at me,
I don’t mean to come on strong but would I be wrong if I told you that I want to love you,
Grow with me no matter the time no matter the place go with me,
Allow me to tear down the wall which will cause your emotions to fall into my possession,
I have a confession you have become my obsession,
I’m proud to say that I think about you night and day,
I mention your name every time I pray, it’s to the point that I feel empty every time I lay,
Let’s chase our dreams together wake up and do new things together let’s fall in love forever and never sever ties,
Until I’m waiting for you to come down the aisle so I can say I do,
Because I do see the future in your eyes,
But I don’t want to come on too strong,
But believe me when I say,
I’ve wanted to love you all along.
Isn’t it crazy how tables turn?
One minute you’re the sole firefighter,
The next you’re the pyromaniac with fuel and a lighter getting turned on by the way the bridge burns,
You could have been the one but it wasn’t that serious,
My heart was beating for two maybe I was the one that was delirious,
But if you call me crazy I’ll say that I loved you too,
But I guess that’s what love will do,
It will spark a flame that will tame every emotion until it decides to tame you too,
Am I a fool for sacrificing myself just to save you?
Should I regret every day I spent and every night I gave you?
No, I won’t.
But tears won’t put out this flame and memories will never cease this pain,
Isn’t it crazy how tables turn?
One minute you’re crazy in love,
The next you’re driven insane by a pain caused by love’s flame that has burned a bridge that can never be crossed again.
Now you say you want to be friends,
However I think it’s better if we stay on our separated ends, but…
Maybe if we journey down the road and our hearts happen to not corrode,
We can find each other,
We can find another bridge,
And we can try again.