capture the flag lyrics – tiles

toe to the chalk line – mark and set
birthright conformity – a safety net
lay down this bird held tight in hand
beg favor from a distant emerald land
chasing whims again…

features blur in a casual glance
pulse and promises notch the blinders tight

capture the flag
embrace prosperity
hanging in the corridors of power
a withering vine of simple things
waiting to die
lift the symbol high

indifferent to the present tense
a sense of purpose sits upon a fence
sidelines strewn with blind regret
haunted by voices that cry neglect
standing in the rain

wishing might explain…

capture the flag
embrace prosperity
hanging in the corridors of power
a withering vine of simple things
waiting – biding time to die
raise the flag
standing alone upon a hill
dust upon a sill

i awake to a silent shout
misguided past
spent in endless quest
time grinding down
wisdom traded for mistakes that never end
fences to defend
all while happiness wears a frown
now the morning bell
echoes out of step with modern decay

capture the flag
embrace prosperity
hanging in the corridors of power

capture the flag
misplaced prosperity
smothered in a blanket of desire
a withering vine of simple things
waiting to die
raise the flag
half-mast alone upon a hill
colorless & still

/ tiles lyrics