Verse 1

It's like a deafening drum beat,

Your sweetest lullaby.

Every night I would fall asleep to it,

And wake up with tears in my eye.

Verse 2

I felt like I was a scared little child-

When the saddest music

With words so harsh, a touch so mild

Stung my heart like a hurled brick.

Pre-chorus

But your sweetest lullaby couldn't disguise the detachment in your voice.

Even when hypnotized, a part of me, always knew you'd leave.

Your sweetest lullaby couldn't disguise how for you I wasn't even a choice.

Even when hypnotized, a part of me, never bought the affection you'd give.

And now

Chorus

You burned down the house of cards that would have collapsed on me.

You turned down your siren call that would have left me stranded at the sea,

With every bridge behind me burned, and no one there to hear my cry,

You turned down the sound that was lulling me to death, your sweetest lullaby.

Verse 3

Now I'm writing poetry in metaphors

About your sweetest mess.

I'm terrified, my heart intensely abhors

That sly grin on your face these days.

Verse 4

Yes, the one that first drew me in, before

Your sweetest lullaby

Starting dragging my heart down to the floor

With pent up words and feelings and sighs.

Pre-chorus

But your sweetest lullaby couldn't disguise the detachment in your voice.

Even when hypnotized, a part of me, always knew you'd leave.

Your sweetest lullaby couldn't disguise how for you I wasn't even a choice.

Even when hypnotized, a part of me, never bought the affection you'd give.

And now

Chorus

You burned down the house of cards that would have collapsed on me.

You turned down your siren call that would have left me stranded at the sea,

With every bridge behind me burned, and no one there to hear my cry,

You turned down the sound that was lulling me to death, your sweetest lullaby.

Bridge

You are an expert

At saying at the right things,

And I would hurt

When I figure out your sweetest lullaby

Was just a part of your game,

But I'm the one to blame,

You lulled me to sleep,

But you never took my name.

And now I'm so grateful to you because

Chorus

You burned down the house of cards that would have collapsed on me.

You turned down your siren call that would have left me stranded at the sea,

With every bridge behind me burned, and no one there to hear my cry,

You turned down the sound that was lulling me to death, your sweetest lullaby.

Outro

Your sweetest lullaby,

Your sweetest lullaby.

You ended it in a second, broke my heart like a fragile twig,

Changed the words to your sweetest lullaby, now "darling" has become "pig".

But now that my upside down world has started spinning,

Your sweetest lullaby is useless cause I've finally stopped listening.