The Black Market

Album: The Black Market (2014)
  • A currency of heartache and sorrow
    The air we breathe is stale with mold
    To shadows we are slaves digging deeper every day
    But emptiness is growing so old

    Headlamps light the tunnels we wander
    They shimmer and they dance on the walls
    We're lost inside these caves as the chances of escape
    Grow slimmer 'til there's no chance at all

    This ink, it travels from the page
    Up my hand and to my veins
    Choking on those stories I've told
    If there are words here left to say
    I just want to let you know

    I'm falling on my knees right now
    I'm covered in the mess I made
    These colors used to wash right out
    But now they are a part of me
    And I've been searching for a remedy
    When all along it's been in front of me
    I need you here, I need you now
    Right now

    We traffic in the blackest of markets
    Trade misery like diamonds and gold
    The angst that we exchange for applause or petty praise
    Is finally now taking its toll

    But there's a world above the ground
    A life that we can lead
    We're washing off the dirt from our clothes
    I don't want to live without
    I just wanna let you know

    I'm falling on my knees right now
    I'm covered in the mess I made
    These colors used to wash right out
    But now they are a part of me
    And I've been searching for a remedy
    When all along it's been in front of me
    I need you here, I need you now
    Right now
    Right now

    (Black stains) they mark me like a letter
    (Won't fade) cracking under the pressure
    (Black stains) nothing stays gold

    There's a world above the ground
    A life that we can lead
    But we're lost deep down in these holes
    And I've seen the way out
    Now I just want to let you know

    I'm falling on my knees right now (black stains)
    I'm covered in the mess I made (won't fade)
    These colors used to wash right out (black stains)
    But now they are a part of me
    And I've been searching for a remedy
    When all along it's been in front of me
    Your voice it washes the stains away
    (Wash the stains away)
    (Wash the stains away) Writer/s: BRANDON BARNES, JOSEPH PRINCIPE, TIMOTHY MCILRATH, ZACH BLAIR
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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