RED ROOM VOL. 1
All Lyrics © 2009 Shayfer James 


NONE OF THEE ABOVE

Jealousy, you flatter me 

With all your lovely jewelry 

And custom tailored tragedy 

It fits you like a glove 

We knew 

For all you said 

And all you’ve done 

That you would be 

the lonely one 

Hello, goodbye 

We know 

You’re right 

Where you belong 

We hope you burn 

And grow to learn what you’ve done 

Walk the Line from A to D 

And never the in between 

The truth you’ll find 

Ironically 

Is none of the above 

We knew 

For all you said 

And all you’ve done 

That we would be 

the lonely ones 

Hello, goodbye 

We know 

You’re right 

Where you belong 

We hope you burn 

And grow to learn what you’ve done 

We watched you fumble your way home 

The backs, and breakers snapped 

Alone 

We watched the wounded, waiting 

Calling out the call 

Hello, goodbye 

We know 

You’re right 

Where you belong 

We hope you burn 

And grow to learn what you’ve done 


CARVE A SMILE

For every tear you’ve shed 

I’d carve a smile into my skin 

You have the unique ability to damage me 

Tread carefully 

You have seen too much and in between 

From where you’ve been 

But tonight, save your eyes 

I can’t guarantee I’ll be the one thing you need 

But I won’t make a promise I can’t keep 

I can’t guarantee that you won’t pick up and leave 

But I swear, I’ll make you smile 

And with every kiss you make a better man of me 

The safe disguise of accidental lies won’t hide us here 

No more my dear 

I would sacrifice the air that makes my body breath 

If it keeps you safe 

I can’t guarantee I’ll be the one thing you need 

But I won’t make a promise I can’t keep 

I can’t guarantee that you won’t pick up and leave 

But I swear, I’ll make you smile 

I was wrong about love, I was wrong all along 

I was wrong about life 

I swear I’ll make you smile 

For every tear you’ve shed 

I swear, I swear, I’ll carve a smile 


ROOM BY ROOM

If the keys in my hand 

turned a lock of your hair 

I would walk through a glance 

And I’d stop at the stare 

Then I’d follow it down 

To the very last step 

And I’d wait by the room 

Where your secrets are kept 

If you beckoned me in 

I would hang my black hat 

on a bottle of pain 

by your hurricane lamp 

Then I’d search every shelf 

with that flame as my guide 

and I’d burn every book 

with a villain inside 

Then I’d march through the door 

to you parlor of need 

Where the glass on the floor 

would make weaker men bleed 

But the weight of my words 

would turn slivers to dust 

And I’ll pace for as long as I live 

If I must 

Then tip toe outside 

I’d admire the hedge 

And I’d climb up your walls 

to the very top ledge 

Then I’d pause for a time 

And I’d look at your world 

And I’d fashion a rhyme 

For a lost little girl 


GHOST TOWN

Someday we will fall like soldiers 

One day we will cry like men 

Wilted words on oaken shoulders 

Whisper from a violin 

Here we wander around, slowly 

Killing moments, in minutes and hours 

we dismantle the ground 

Here in our, dear little town 

Now we speak in tongues and tangles 

cultivate a careless calm 

Finding form in antique angles 

Un-adorn the doubtful dawn 

Here we wander around, slowly 

Killing moments, in minutes and hours 

we dismantle the ground 

Here in our, dear little town