The Ruins That I Left You
i write this prayer for you
as you lay next to me
when you come to
youll be alone
and I’ll just be a memory
if this night has any mercy
theres no sorrow to your dream
because today was your last day of peace.
when you awake
just for a moment
cast aside your hate, for me
before you face
i’ve left you with
listen closely to this song
tattoo its words upon your arms
face the sunrise bow your head and you might live
theres not a place on gods green earth they will not chase you
in their hunger, both our shadows run as one
if love is all youre after
love will poison you
now every enemy of mine is yours.
a lot of blood was shed for the diamonds that I gave you
and the mansion where we dwelt belonged to someone else
it was they who hunted down the meat I prepared for you
Now you must never step a foot back anywhere we’ve been
if you ever start to think
that you’ve found some kind of peace
a quiet in your soul
a place to call your own
that’s when you must run
when you know that they have come
and you’ll be lucky if you make it out the door
But what if you disregard these words
and then they find you?
But what if you’d rather die
than turn around and run?
If the poison in my pen
is not as strong as you?
If all my enemies
were some friends of yours?