Speak

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Hear the bells start to ring and the gospel choir sings
It's a Sunday night service and you're home across the street
You think about the night she took off the ring
Said "I'm leaving with the kids"
And the lawyers drew up contracts to clean up the mess
You were left in this house
You keep the windows shuttered
Covered up in dust that diamond lost its luster
And its cloudy tonight no you can't see the stars
You take a deep breath and slowly slide the needle deep into your arm

Scratch in the journal that you write in every night
You're always searching for the words but you can never get it right
And this house is full of haunted pianos
Songs from a different life
And some flowers that died in the absence of sun-light the hallways with candles, ghosts won't go away
And you speak and you speak, but you have nothing to say
And no one who will listen the drug creeps through your mind
And you wonder if this is what dying feels like

I found your old journal in a secondhand store
The covers weathered by the decades and the pages bent and torn
And I read through all those letters sitting here all alone
And I will carry now forever the last words you ever wrote
You said

(Bury me)
(Underground)
(Beneath the trees)
(Just come back to pick up the leaves)

"Speak...Speak don't be like me
Don't end up an empty broken lighthouse on an unforgiving sea
So just speak don't try to hide
Because all of my saviors would rather be crucified."

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from Jonah, released March 28, 2015
Music by Sean Ahern
Lyrics by Bair Srivastav

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Jonah Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jonah is a Post-Hardcore band from Philadelphia, PA.

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