Who We Are, Come What May Part 1
Handwritten – Gaslight Anthem
“Here in the dark I cherish the moonlight
I’m in love with the way you’re in love with the night”
Here we are. It’s safe, and secret in the dark, and you make what’s wrong look so appealing. The world is dark, but I feel like this is right, and yeah, I’m a little scared, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to stick with you.
People Like us – Kelly Clarkson (Ethan)
“Here’s to the damned, to the lost and forgotten
It’s hard to get high when you’re living on the bottom”
We are misfits, pushed into the wrong hole in life. But I’d rather be here, on the bottom and with you than try to conform to the rules of polite society. I’ll never actually fit in, so why the hell should I try? Besides, if we run fast enough then we won’t get burned.
Afterlife – Switchfoot (Giles)
“I’ve tasted fire, I’m ready to come alive
I can’t just shut it off, and fake that I’m alright
I’m ready now, I’m not waiting for the afterlife”
This life is something that sets me on fire, and I’m not going to simply sit down and let the world roll past me. Everything I want to do, I’m going to do it. Everything I want to take, I’m going to take it.
The One – Foo Fighters (Ethan)
“One that’s born of memories, one more bruise you gave to me
One more test, just how much can I take?”
I’m tiered, and you keep testing me, pushing me. I love a little pain, but it seems that I can’t stop testing you, and you can’t stop pushing me to my limits, to see how far I’m willing to go for you.
Creatures (For A While) – 311 (Giles)
“I wanna make a mess, I wanna blow off stress
I wanna stoke the fire, just creatures for a while.”
I need something to stop me from thinking about everything. Something to stop me from feeling guilty, over everything I’ve thrown to the side. I want to live for the moment, without thought. I want to become an animal, something that doesn’t think about tomorrow.
I Miss The Misery – Halestorm (Ethan)
“I’ve tried but I just can’t take it
I’d rather fight than just fake it.
(I like it rough)”
You’ve changed. You say you don’t want to hurt me any more. Do you want anything? I loved things, and the way that they were, for the most part. Are you going to try and pretend that the fire wasn’t there? I don’t want to sit beside you at night, and watch the fucking TV, knowing that it won’t go any further. I liked the pain, even if there were times you got a little out of hand. I want fire. not nothing. We fought, but that was better than nothing. When you were yelling at me, or hurting me, then I was all that you saw.
You Belong To The City – Glenn Frey (Giles)
“It’s in your blood; it’s in your moves
You’re a man of the street.”
Don’t know where I’m going, don’t know what I’m doing. All I know is that no matter what happens I won’t be able to escape this darkness that’s a part of me. I took some of my schooling from the streets, and I still feel at home there. The darkness hasn’t lost it’s attraction, but I have to try and find something that makes sense.
Bullet For Your Gun - Black River Drive (Ethan)
“I am not Jesus for your cross, can’t give back what you have lost
Can’t make your problems disappear, I am not the answer”
If I could, then I would. I want to help, but I can’t be what you need. I can’t snap my fingers and heal your wounds, and I can’t take the blinders off you. I’m not the answer that you need, the solution that you crave. I can’t give you back your innocence.
Through The Glass – Stone Sour (Giles)
“Just listen to the noises, no more disturbed voices
Before you tell yourself it’s just a different scene
Remember it’s just different from what you’ve seen.”
I’m looking at you, and I see you. I never lost sight of you, but my perspective has changed. I was where you were, so I know how you feel, but I’m not there any more. I can see you, but I can’t touch you, I can’t reach you, I can’t talk to you. I love you, but I’m sorry.
Better Luck Next Time – We Are The In Crowd (Ethan)
“Wrap your lines around another
While you sweet talk toy yourself I’d rather leave
You stitched your heart on your sleeves,
But I see right through the seams.”
I don’t believe you, and I never should have. You’re going back to them, running away from me. You’re nothing but a fucking coward, like the rest of them.
It Never Rains – Dire Straits (Giles)
“It never rains around here,
It just comes pouring down”
“You never gave a damn about who you pick up
And leave here laying bleeding on the ground
You screw people over on your way up
You thought that you were never coming down”
You never really gave a damn about anyone but yourself, did you? All that time we spent running together, all that ground we covered, was it worth it? We were fine, until the storm came pouring down. And it had to happen eventually, didn’t it?