Never knew Daylight could be so Violent

You are the hole in my head
You are the space in my bed
You are the silence in between
What I thought and what I said
You are the nighttime fear
You are the morning when it’s clear
When it’s over, you’re the start
You’re my head and you’re my heart

No light, no light
In your bright blue eyes
I never knew daylight could be so violent
A revelation in the light of day
You can’t choose what stays and what fades away
And I’d do anything to make you stay
No light, no light
Tell me what you want me to say

To the crowd I was crying out and
In your place there were a thousand other faces
I was disappearing in plain sight
Heaven help me, I need to make it right

You want a revelation
You want to get “right”
But it’s a conversation
I just can’t have tonight
You want a revelation
Some kind of resolution
You want a revelation

No light, no light
In your bright blue eyes
I never knew daylight could be so violent
A revelation in the light of day
You can’t choose what stays and what fades away
And I’d do anything to make you stay
No light, no light
Tell me what you want me to say

Would you leave me
If I told you what I’d done?
And would you leave me
If I told you what I’d become?
‘Cause it’s so easy
To say it to a crowd
But it’s so hard, my love
To say it to you out loud

No light, no light
In your bright blue eyes
I never knew daylight could be so violent
A revelation in the light of day
You can’t choose what stays and what fades away
And I’d do anything to make you stay
No light, no light
Tell me what you want me to say

You want a revelation
You want to get “right”
But it’s a conversation
I just can’t have tonight
You want a revelation
Some kind of resolution
You want a revelation

You want a revelation
You want to get “right”
But it’s a conversation
I just can’t have tonight
You want a revelation
Some kind of resolution
Tell me what you want me to say

Mercury

She is trapped inside a month of grey
And they take a little every day
She is a victim of her own responses
Shackled to a heart that wants to settle
And then runs away
It’s a sin to be fading endlessly
Yeah, but she’s alright with me

She is leaving on a walkaway
She is leaving me in disarray
In the absence of a place to be
She stands there looking back at me
Hesitates, and then turns away
She’ll change so suddenly
She’s just like mercury
Yeah, but she’s alright with me

Keep some sorrow in your hearts and minds
For the things that die before their time
For the restlessly abandoned homes
The tired and weary rambler’s bones
And stay beside me where I lie
She’s entwined in me
Crazy as can be
Yeah, but she’s alright with me

Counting Crows is (are?) under-rated.