Joshua Denney

Catalyst for Change

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The World, Awake in Our Eyes

i’m what they call love
now show me the beauty
i cant feel what others can
not far from watching movies
twisted fiction into fear
that fear is fact and fictions near
retracing steps none needed be
come crossing passing highway scenes
not supposed to show whats their-
-holy hope is never where
should be finding founded slopes
math is it and so are we
interpretation’s highly be
critically analyzing mixmatching clues
the space of an area is hardly the news
but its known and so this is the way it shall be
like adam and the apple and satan and eve
its all fake they all shouted and all they all did cry
its the fakest world they had ever seen by their eye
cant you see it in the eyes theres nothing far beyond
the lakes the rivers the oceans and streams and don’t forget about the ponds
what am i trying to say you say?
saying trying to be is all that i go for and all i can see
the world is upon us
the world feeds from our trees
the words we use to describe
make me weak in the knees
for no better a dream
has this one been described
but for the world as we know it, awake in our eyes

Somethin Hope

you can’t feel what i feel
bring yourself in my life
no closer to the truth
it takes the pain away
but buries the blues

can’t find the words to describe
the way that you’re feeling
i can see you can’t hide

but as hard as i try
i cant take it away
nothing ever will
no one ever can say

oh i’ve been there before
its no big deal
i can handle that anytime
just keep on rollin the wheel

fuck cant you see that this girl is in trouble?
theres no way in hell that im going to stand by and weep
cry all you want
spill all you got
its never enough
til you fill whats been shot

use your own strength to help the weak walk
speak of the truth and teach how to talk
bring all the confidence
and feel all the scars
its never enough
but its closer than letting them bleed
try to keep the pressure on
rest relaxation is what you need

takes a lot out of you
hard to live with
the feelings and knowing
and hating the glitch
the fucked up world thats got some kinks to be worked out
its never worked quite right i don’t think
maybe it’ll never come about

take a piece of me now
and another for later
save it with you for when you need it most
take it with you and do something
because nothing is bad
and if nothing is done, i’ll eventually be a ghost

no soul left now, i’ve broken too many times
given all my hope away
sent out all my good times
i’ve spent every confidence on the sick and the weak
i’m poorer than than the man who’s lost every one of his teeth
that’s me, smacked around a bit, the life beat out of me now
each tooth represents a hard time that i’ve downed

give til you die
share before you whither
believe that there is good
and that things will get better

bury the past with the future’s bright outlook
crush your fears like a toothpick on the side of your bright teeth
for you are strong now, not fragile, not saddened, not weak

take those things i have given
and maybe pass them along
i’m tryin to distribute better
by writing this song

save this day
in hopes we can live another like it
but don’t put it away
because theres never time to quit

every single second on earth
you can have a mind-blowing time
and every single second we’re dead
i don’t know that far into the future, not even in mine

break away from the ‘original’ and become what has always been you
connect with the inner demons, walk with them and fight and pass
its time you spent some time alone in times of livin fast
livin for everyone else for sure
i’ll die for something better than this i hope

Keep Up and On

i don’t want to see anyone
anyone broken holed up like a rotted coca cola
burnin trees on your knees
fuck the world and its disease
dying inside and outsides not
it stays alive to work and fought
for the better
but in the worse
the death the dying the hatred, the curse
the feeling of never wanting
never wanted and never will be
never listened?
listened up? maybe somethings i see
i feel an ocean, filled with black
i feel a welling up of a heart attack
numbness
who knows whats in it for me next
i don’t speak from the heart
cuz its all torn and spit out
so y’all just get out of my mind
before i take my soul out
yours too, i’ll take any fuckin kind

you cant help the helpless and the people who choose the death
take a fuckin number please
i’ll try and do my best
spill out all your sorrows
infect with your disease
i wasn’t going to use this life of mine anyways
might as well use it for what you please

please take a knife and run it down your left arm
tell me if you’d like to do it, tell me if you can harm
yourself, the world, the closest friends
END it kid, nothing to live for, is that the way its been???
if not, change it up, throw the knife on the floor
get your act together, change your mind, the world is yours
take it like a man/girl/boy/woman or child
ain’t no prejudice in the infinite
anyone can get up n get wild
anyone can make a million bucks
dreams are never far from truth
makin it happen is another thing
gotta start by listening to…
THE RIGHT
YOU KNOW IT
ITS ALWAYS BEEN, WILL ALWAYS BE
NOTHING EVER CHANGED
YOU TWISTED THE FACTS AND WHAT YOU SEE

so weep and cry and sob and tear
go smoke your cannabis, go drink your beer
but it wont take it away
it never goes, never will
spine tingling senses but could you never feel the chill?

troubled souls, tortured, broken hearts, torn down
so many different things you can tell from a simple frown
the glazed over dead eyes
the monotonal talk
the multitude of feelings that can come out of the distraught

nothing said, nothing solved
farewell, i’ve been robbed
no justice, no peace
just live on and keep …happy?…

I Cry

i cry
for all the children left alone
theres no justice in this world
for all the boys and little girls

theres never been a place better off for them
but home is not the place that’s offered them
keeping things and secrets kept
under the rug the lies are swept

never understanding
the parents keep pretending
quiet and inside they keep
knowing but never try to speak
for fear of knowing
for hate of being
the problems came from
the anger feeling

take a look inside your kid’s eyes
don’t look away because it takes that extra effort
stare and start to realize, the troubling times that come to the surface
you’d never think the way they think
but remember back when you were 18?
when 18 was old and they were young
you can still remember farther some
the pictures they drew
the poems they wrote
the scars they keep
the ragged old rope

you never knew how close you came
but since i am revealing
its all the same
we become who we are
and who we are is what we’ve lived
who’s loved us and who’s cared for us
in minds so small and fragile
the biggest dreams can come
connect, converse, control your fate
for death comes quick
no reason to wait
on oprah, on god, on the devil’s back door
no matter where its been, there’s more and more
to get through the heart and into the soul
those young ones eyes will grow back from coal
their hearts filled back with the blood of the love
arteries pumping something called life through the veins

if there’s one thing to know and only one thing i can offer
it’s to keep the sparkle in the children’s eyes
because without any care there is unnecessary demise

Empty Alone

empty alone
nobody home
but me
empty inside
eating me alive
stopping soon
dont like this room
slowly glowing
potential showing
feeling surges
hell bent on change
empty equals out
inside equals hate
hate is too strong
for what is what fate?
fate doesnt matter
when you are sitting alone
turned off the ringer
of the little black fone
thoughts so abstract
but feelings nonetheless
coming together
bringing out the best
i soon suspect
that less is more less is coming to the door
can’t find the handle do i still snore?
makin sense and making cents relate to eachother
like no sisters but brothers
and one mother
who i love the most
and a ghost who was supposed to be there if i choked
now i wrote this hope
and i write this way
heres to getting away
heres to getting to stay
while still being far far away
where no one ever goes
but me

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