Verse 1

I've tried all I could, but I just can't understand

Is there a way to sing a symphony, or

Am I limited to this filthy book?

Well, just yesterday I went to the station and

I tried to make my stand, but

I stood there still for hours; my head just in the clouds.

How could I leave when I don't know yet how I belong?

Chorus

I've listened to your voice, I can hear you in my thoughts.

It's clear and it's beautiful, but I couldn't tell you that.

I wouldn't tell you this, but

You were the hope that filled my cup.. right up to the top

And as I breathe in, did you know it was all for show?

Every single second I've spent or wasted is adding up to nothing at all

I am shallow, I am shallow. How can I fix it all?

Verse 2

It's two o'clock and I still can't cage my thoughts

but while the night still ticks away,

I'll try hard to imagine the colors of your bed, or the warmth in your hands.

Yes, I know my habits are bad or at the best unhealthy,

but I've added up all my faults, and it's painfully clear

I can't bring myself to be anywhere but here, and

I'm sorry if I'm boring, but there's nothing left to see,

but I'm trying, still trying, to cope with all the salt in my wounds.

Chorus

I've listened to your voice, I can hear you in my thoughts.

It's clear and beautiful, but I couldn't tell you that.

I wouldn't tell you this, but

You were the hope that filled my cup.. right up to the top

And as I breathe in, did you know it was all for show?

Every single second I've spent or wasted is adding up to nothing at all

I am shallow, I am shallow. God help me, the only things I know are words.