The Black Market

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)

Woo oh oh oh

(Wash the stains away)