The Lyrics
written by: Jak Locke

from Lifelike Sounds (November 30th 2023) (2:52)
No one reads the lyrics to the songs we're writing
Words never matter if the tune's inviting
We never listen anyway, wait til the next chorus plays
Then it's time for the next song
These are the lyrics to the song we're writing
Meaningful for now before it's more reciting
Droning through routine and then "Oh wait it's this song again?"
And it never takes that long

I can tell myself all the ways it'll go this time
I will take my time ignoring all of the ways that it won't
Maybe I can find another year I can disappear inside
But could I hide from the phantom of the side of me that died when she cried:

No one reads the lyrics to the songs you're writing
Words never matter if the tune's inviting
We never listen anyway, wait til the next chorus plays
Then it's time for the next song
These are the lyrics to the songs we're writing
Meaningful for now before it's more reciting
Droning through routine and then "Oh wait it's this song again?"
And it never takes that long

I can speak my mind and bare my soul to the void, don't I?
Under the underground, can be as loud as I want
When no one's watching it's okay to be blase with what you compose
Yet still I spent hours' time to balance meter and rhyme of the part that goes, that goes:

No one reads the lyrics to the songs we're writing
Words never matter if the tune's inviting
We never listen anyway, wait til the next chorus plays
Then it's time for the next song
These are the lyrics to the song we're writing
Meaningful for now before it's more reciting
Droning through routine and then "Oh God it's this song again?"
And it never takes that long

never performed live