Paper Matchstick Parade

My whole body is one big bruise
I can't walk 'cause all my bones are broken
My whole head has been throbbing for weeks
I can't speak 'cause my heart is broken

I need an iceberg to cool the heat in my cheeks
I need a bonfire to warm my whitened fingertips
I need an avalanche to wake me from this sleep
I need danger for my survival instincts
To finally kick in

I want to light a fire to burn my frozen lungs
I want someone to hold me while I still feel young
My candles have gone out and I feel so afraid
I'm trying to be stronger in the wake of pain

My tongue is tremblin' while I stumble over the words
But nothing can be said when silence is preferred
I'm barely holding onto life so I won't fade away
I'm burnt and trapped in this paper matchstick parade

My brain is circling like birds around a lake
I can't think 'cause my head is hurting
My heart is beating like a pounding drum
I can't breathe 'cause throat is burning

I need a volcano to make me move my feet
I need a thunderstorm to force me awake
I need an earthquake to bring me back to life
I need hunger instead of this blank pain
That kicks me in the ribs

I want to light a fire to burn my frozen lungs
I want someone to hold me while I still feel young
I can't find my candles and feel so afraid
I'm trying to be stronger in the wake of hate

My tongue is tremblin' while I try to find the words
To say what can't be said when silence in preferred
I'm barely breathing and I'm fading away
I'm burnt and trapped in this paper matchstick parade

I'm burning inside, burning outside
I'm ashes and matches with nothing to strike on
I'm worthless and breaking and starting to fade away
I'm burning away

I want to light a fire to burn my frozen lungs
I want someone to hold me while I still feel young
My candle has gone out and I'm so afraid
I'm burnt and trapped in this paper matchstick parade

I'm just a matchstick with nothing to light
I'm just some ashes with nothing to fight
I'm burning out, fading into the night
A paper matchstick burning out, burning out
I'm burning out, burning out
I'm burnt out...

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