A Poet's Diary pt. 1: The Beauty Factor of Life, Death, and Everything Else in Between

by Something Else Broken

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released May 1, 2009

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Something Else Broken El Paso, Texas

Solo musician, combining poetry and songwriting with a melancholy obscure sound mixed with a hopeful tone of the bittersweet, just like life; philosophical, then impractical. On the verge of sanity’s embrace, slipping, rambunctiously, trying to create a sense of order and then losing the self in a flurry of pensive tonality. Born and raised in El Paso, Texas. ... more

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Track Name: Somber Illusion
White light reaching a golden gate
So real within my vivid imagination

Hallelujah
Track Name: The Melancholy Piano
When we fall we like to blame it all on those who broke us down
They took all of our shame - planted it in the ground
Well, I guess this serves you right
For thinking the world would not find out
About your sinful lies

Turn away
Don't even speak a word
Go back
To your sad and lonely life
Track Name: ...To Love You
I can only imagine what it would be like
To have everything you want right in front of your eyes
Just like a dream only it’s real
And everything you wish for will come true

I’m just living another one of those days
In the loneliness of life from a heartbreak
When I look at you hoping that it’s not too late
I need to tell you how much I adore the way
You look at me with those precious eyes
And smile like you know I love you

It seems as though that the harder that I try
The more I keep getting hurt
I’m nothing compared to your beauty inside and out
But what can I do if you’re the only one I rely on
When all has fallen apart
Maybe I should just let go

Having my heart broken by you would defeat me
So I’ll just keep it to myself
And hold it all inside – disguising the pain with a smile
This has happened to me so many times before
You’ll never know how much I love – you’re happy with how things are
Its time to give up
Track Name: Room 11
They found me on the bathroom floor crying with bloodstained mirrors
Picked me up and asked me what was going on in my life
I pushed them away and ran until I collapsed on the ground
And woke up to find myself in a hospital bed

It’s over - I can’t go on any longer
I’ll live the remainder of my life here in Room 11

Countless bags of blood being put back into my empty body
The anesthetic is still settled in like a lucid dream
My four walls consume me in my sleep as I slowly disappear
Isolated from the world I have never been so happy

Like a fantasy where the end awaits your presence
Hoping that I’ll make it to the white light
Before they bring me back to life
And keep me from getting into heaven

They found me on the bathroom floor crying my eyes out
Bloodstained mirrors with a blade held in my hand
Before they could pick me up and take me away
Ran as fast as I could hoping that soon this would end
Woke up in a hospital bed thinking to my self
Too fucked up from all of the pills and I can’t feel a thing
Tried to get up but collapsed reaching for the nearest sharp object
Failed at everything else – I’ve got nothing else left

It’s over - I can’t go on any longer
I’ll live the remainder of my life here in Room 11
Track Name: When You're Dead
Run away form all of the guilt
Take your belongings and don’t lose hope
There’s something that I would like to say
But I’m gonna wait until I find the right moment to tell you

It’s the fear of never being heard
The chance that you will not believe me
You left to find your purpose in life
But the answer was staring you in the face

I think I’ll tell you when you’re dead
Because wasted words seem to be like the only way you’ll listen
And the meaning of our existence is beauty
The reason we were alive is because we had each other

The world is reaching its formidable end
But don’t you panic because I have a solution
I can’t have you living through all this fear
When you’re smiling in eternal sleep will be the right moment to tell you

It’s the fear of never being heard
The chance that you will not believe me
You left to find your purpose in life
But the answer was staring you in the face

I think I’ll tell you when you’re dead
Because wasted words seem to be like the only way you’ll listen
And the meaning of our existence is beauty
The reason we were alive is because we had each other

I think I’ll tell you when you’re dead
Because wasted words seem to be like the only way you’ll listen
And the meaning of our existence is beauty
The reason we were alive is because we had each other

I think I’ll tell you when you’re dead
That this is only a dream
Track Name: Serenade of the Deceased
Somewhere over the carpal razors slide
Lay here drenched in your blood
Your wrists are a mess dear love

Now you finally know what pain feels
As time fades you away
And Death lays its hands on you
Track Name: Shotgun Lullaby
Taking my last breath
As I slowly fade away
Our thoughts will carry on
When we’re put to sleep

Deep inside the Earth below our feet
Track Name: Reminiscence
You look at me like you don’t want to let go
As days drag on it only gets harder and harder to bare
I miss being with you and now all I can remember –
The day I first saw you again, we fell in love in December
Let’s go back to the start and retrace every step of the way
Look ever so closely at all those moments that we spent
Because when it seems that your whole life is a fantasy
All of this can only mean one thing

We were meant to be, honestly
This is only the beginning of something new
Think back to the past – our firsts and our lasts
Our commitment will go on – it’s my promise to you

What’s there is true and time will lead to realization
Yes, every little thing about you always made me smile
Glances from across the room embraces so warm I don’t want to let go
Oh, how I miss all of those things and oh, how I miss being with you

We were meant to be, honestly
This is only the beginning of something new
Think back to the past – our firsts and our lasts
Our commitment will go on – it’s my promise to you

This was love at first sight I always knew it
Shared simple yet unforgettable memories
Can’t stand being so alone, can’t talk under so much stress
It was simpler that time so long ago when we were more than just friends

Oh, the reminiscence of you
Track Name: Anodyne
Your voice is so drug-like, whisper in my ear
Tell me what I want to hear over and over
Soothing every part of me and my tense-ful body
The rush of chemicals inside triggered by your words

Help me calm down when I get over excited again
Everything moves slowly and I'm falling asleep
With my eyes closed you are all I can see
Hoping you’ll be there next to me when I wake

My pill, my anesthetic, my sweet lullaby
Take this to another level but let’s relax for now
All you do is stand there while I drowse in your presence
I can see the day I die from overdosing: such a happy suicide

Help me calm down when I get over excited again
Everything moves slowly and I'm falling asleep
With my eyes closed you are all I can see
Hoping you’ll be there next to me when I wake

Silence taking us further
I can feel it whenever I’m around you
So empty yet full of meaning
And the world is fading to black again

Silence as your words put me to sleep
I drift away to a blissful world
And all I can see is you
Waiting for me
Track Name: Moonlight
Well let’s see how far we’ve come
Though at first we had our doubts
Troubled times and argued nights
But our will to be still stands
Two different kinds make up this pair
Always face the world together as one
Devoted to each other completely, forever
This story of fate will live on to the end

I look at you and remember how much I had to do
It was definitely worth all of those memories
The years we shall spend in perfect bliss,
This is the way it should be for everyone

So this is how it ends? With a picture in my head
With nothing else to put inside this heart-shaped locket
And now you easily walk away without any regrets
To make your life so much better while I remain here in this lonely place