"If I'm Here"

This pillow can be the wall
If I'm here at all
And my bed can be the floor
Wherever I've washed ashore

Burnt my wings to keep me warm
Didn't anticipate the storm

In a life
Where you'd never expect to encounter a knife
I'd run
So far away
Instead
If my shoes weren't full of lead

Thought my legs could carry on
Turns out, I'm wrong
Lost beneath the sandy rain
Left a red cranberry stain

On the radio they cried
You'd have thought somebody had died

In a life
Where you'd never expect to encounter a knife
I'd run
So far away
Instead
If my shoes weren't full of lead

Come by my house in the woods
Can't hear here; that's good
Nothing around points to the path
Someone needs to do the math

For a world where things go wrong
And there's no one left to sing a happy song

A life
Where I'd never expect to encounter a knife
I'd run
So far away
I'd run
So very far away

This pillow can be the wall
If I'm here at all
And my bed can be the floor
Wherever I've washed ashore