Where Matthew WentMatthew awoke with the birdsCursing their songs as he got out of bedWinced at Mother's counterfeit words"Breakfeast, Matt! Big day ahead!"He ignored the birds, who sang hymnsBecause they knew where he was goingHe broke the mirror that murmured hesitationBecause it knew where he was goingDown the stairs, the radio blaredSongs from a youth not long agoHe knew the radio never cared,But it still told him not to goOut the door and to the bridge,And over the bridge, and into the river,As Mother looked to the door,"I wonder where Matt is going?"
I Met an Angel Once BeforeI met an angel once beforeWho fell to earth to tread the groundWith broken heart and darkened coreAnd with Iron chains his wings were boundI loved my angel so much moreThan all the beings I'd seen beforeI cried for all the wounds he boreFrom when he fought his inner warI longed to kiss his tears awayTo break his chains so he could flyThe angel lead my heart astrayFrom all my pains that seemed so nighBut soon to me it became clearThat his chains would not be brokenI kissed away a final tearAnd not one more word was spokenI met an angel once beforeWho fell to earth to tread the groundI couldn't heal the wounds he boreOr break the chains that had him boundI watch my angel from afarAnd hope he finds a healing loveI watch him from a distant starSo my love will not be thought of
HomeCracks in the wallsDirt through the hallsAnd all the rats fled'Cause they favored a shedThe house smells like smokeAnd some windows brokeBeer cans crackle and pop'Till she falls asleep, they don't stopI sit on the bed that is no longer mineAnd eye the room that's stopped in timeThings that I used to love and cherishI don't care now, if they were to perish