Stillframe

It All Comes Down

Stillframe
by Charlie Griggs

Lyrics

VERSE

Crawling out, insecure
Same as always before

Never again
You push me, pull me in
Never - watch me fall,
Then you withdraw
Take me and
Break me down

CHORUS
Then it all comes down
Down around me
You see me drown
But you won't save me
There's no way out
Am I just wasting time?

VERSE
All I ask, so denied
Eat my shame, open wide

Never again
You don't know who I am
Never - watch me fall,
Then you withdraw
Take me and
Break me down

BRIDGE

No way out

 

Fade

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Stillframe
by Charlie Griggs

Lyrics

VERSE

Coping, but it's open
And it feels like it won't heal:
This place I kept for you.
Wish I could just rewind
I would give away my years,
For another with you

PRE-CHORUS

But I don't belong,
I turn and run
Away from how I feel
I wish you were here.
I wish you were here.
And it all goes wrong,
I'm not so strong,
Without you it's not clear.
I wish you were here.
I wish you were here.
I wish you were here.
I wish you were here.

CHORUS

But you fade away
Just a little more each day
It's so sad to say
You're a name without a face

VERSE

Staying, but it's paling
Just to weather every year
Being here without you.
All my seasons blow by
Just a backdrop to my tears.
Cold and sad without you.

 

Stillframe
by Charlie Griggs

Lyrics

CHORUS

Dead to you, I'm inconsequential
Dirt underneath your feet
Then to you I should feel so grateful
Your gift of apathy

VERSE

Watch you shifting
Listless, alibi
My friend of convenience - you.
Now you're with me
Right here by my side
So concerned when opportune

Neverending
You proselytize
Nothing but good things from you
Thanks for lying
Won't you let me show you
My eternal gratitude

 

Stillframe
by Charlie Griggs

Lyrics

VERSE

Take another piece of me
I'll give in to anything
And this silence draws me near
I can find some comfort here

PRE-CHORUS

Unravel me
Unravel me

CHORUS

Things in me just go away
I chase them down but it's too late
Hesitating where to start
Things in me just fall apart

VERSE

Everything you choose to be
Why can't you be there for me?
And my reasoning to leave:
Everyone and everything.

 

Stillframe
by Charlie Griggs

Lyrics

VERSE

Hiding underneath
These masks we wear are only surface deep
They cage us in, become what we believe

CHORUS

So fill me up with all your waste
And feed me more than I can take
Hold me down, you can't break free
Hold me down, in spite of me

VERSE

Hiding underneath
These words we say are fake and counterfeit
They pull us down, become a part of it

Stillframe
by Charlie Griggs

Lyrics

VERSE

A casualty of consequence
Leaves me different than I am
A tragegy, an accident
Leaves me broken where I stand
But underneath this circumstance
Is there a reason to believe?
When everything becomes regrets
This is all that I can be

PRE-CHORUS
Wish that I could find a way to explain the things in me
Wish that I could be so simple, same, and surface deep

CHORUS

Wish that I was see through
Like you
Like you

VERSE

A casualty of innocence
You only see what you believe
An empty vote of confidence
And everything is as it seems
But underneath this circumstance
Is there a reason to believe?
No such thing as second chance
This is all I'm offering

Stillframe
by Charlie Griggs

Lyrics

VERSE

I'm bored with
this incessant twisting
of words into what you
want them to say
Your hands clean of shame

CHORUS

Something to be said about
You think that you can close your eyes
and this will wash away
Digging deeper down you'll find
Your lies
Your lies

VERSE

Had enough
Tired of giving up
Leaves me numb and restless
Done with your charade
Offer false hope of change

BRIDGE

"Count on me"

FINAL CHORUS

Something to be sad about
The way that you can use me
then you push me to the side
Something to forget about
You think that you can close your eyes
And wash this all away
Digging deeper down you'll find
Your lies
Your lies

 

Stillframe
by Charlie Griggs

Lyrics

VERSE

Wait for your response
Nothing's really there
Heavy-lidded eyes
Half interested stare
Nothing left to fake
I've given all I can
Turn and fall apart
Ffall into your hands

CHORUS

I'll drive it away
Nothing to say, you win
Hiding away
I try, in vain

VERSE

Trying to relate
I get so confused
A broken mirror smile
A fractured point of view
All these things inside
I can't seem to say
Hold me where I stand
Standing in my way

All these things inside
I can't seem to say
Hold me where I stand
Did I misplace you?

Stillframe
by Charlie Griggs

Lyrics

VERSE

You just pretend everything's
Alright
Alright
You can't accept what you see
Don't cry
Don't cry

PRE-CHORUS

You put your face behind your hands
To hide the view
You put your face inside your hands
And then it's through

CHORUS

Is this a portrait of you?

VERSE

Sighing as you see each day
Go by
Go by
Not enough strength left to say
Goodbye
Goodbye

 

Stillframe
by Charlie Griggs

Lyrics

VERSE

Touch
Of your hand
I've become
Less than I had planned
Hungry for
Something more
To feel whole again

CHORUS

Why can't this be simple?
Why's it always been this way?
Wading through the trivial
Just to stay in the same place
Slowly being crippled
Just to keep up with the pace
I give up a little
Give a little more each day

VERSE

Crutch
I need something
To numb me through
Each day's tedium
Want to find
Peace of mind
In this cold seclusion

BRIDGE

Why can't this be
something to reflect on?
Crushed underneath
These unanswered questions

Stillframe
by Charlie Griggs

Lyrics

VERSE

It makes me feel
so incomplete
It seems unreal
in front of me

Faltering
Surface strong
Inside alone
Alone

CHORUS

All these circumstances
Are taking parts of me away
And all these positions
I don't know what is left to say
All of these devices
I'm tired of feeling out of place
Is anyone else wanting
Does anybody feel the same
Feel the same

VERSE

I'm different than
I used to be
Is something gone
A piece missing

Inside of me
Faltering
Surface strong
Inside alone
Alone