Broken, Useless Stuff

Nothing sticks to the wall anymore
I look for tape, but the roll comes up empty
My boat, well, it has another hole in it
And my bucket is looking to adopt a few of its own
I found my cloak, so that’s something
When I wear it, though, I feel nothing
It covers me like it used to
I wish it didn’t
But what can you do?

Years can go by and you’ll never know why
Head in your hands, it’s okay to cry
And if you just pay attention long enough
You’ll see it made a difference
All this broken, useless stuff

The words I say aren’t often true
But I don’t know that, so neither will you
When it’s time to play, I find something to chase
The music stops, I’m stuck in a race
Let’s break up the band
I’ll take my shoes off and remove the sand
We’ll visit this again with voices anew
I’ll miss this sound
But what can you do?

Years can go by and you’ll never know why
Head in your hands, it’s okay to cry
And if you just pay attention long enough
You’ll see it made a difference
All this broken, useless stuff

I celebrate the thought of a celebration
I yearn for the ear that I want to be the first to hear
I am tired of watching a room full of people put their hands together
I tremble at the thought of being on an island with only three things
I wish for the same thing, over and over, just in case it was forgotten
I see my dreams come true when I am asleep
I beg for another minute or two
I wait too long
But what can you do?

Years can go by and you’ll never know why
Head in your hands, it’s okay to cry
And if you just pay attention long enough
You’ll see it made a difference
All this broken, useless stuff

It’s gotta make a difference
All this broken, useless stuff.

Reason To Believe – Dashboard Confessional

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13 Responses to Broken, Useless Stuff

  1. Thunder Poet says:

    This one was atypically marvelous. πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Rea says:

    Beautiful work again, Paul! You never cease to amaze me with your poetry skills. I applaud you.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Ely says:

    This is like so lyrical and amazing. WOW. I can see through some of the potential meaning of this- and it makes it even more beautiful. You’re so damn talented I’m not jealous I’m just like “yessss I kinda know this guy!” And I feel so honored to be your blog-friend. So proud!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. micqu says:

    It does make a difference.
    Beautiful.

    Liked by 2 people

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