LYRICS

unexpected

they always say love only happens
when you’re not expecting
it is a cliché
and i need a reason
more logical than this
why are
the rules as clear as milk
and your glass is not half full it’s spilt
when you’re thirsty and you want to take a sip

they always say you’ve got to be patient;
someone will come and find you
but all my groundhog dates
made me complacent
so i got off that avenue
but what’s a girl
supposed to do?
i was clinging
to a tipped canoe
headed downstream
with no hope for a rescue

chorus:
you were unexpected
you taught me to accept it
cause I never suspected
that you would be my favorite
cliché to come true
but it’s you

they say if you look too hard you won’t find
it is a cliché
and this saying gets old,
but i don’t mind it
cause maybe there’s truth in it
when i stopped
trying to choose my fate
i was surprised
but luckily not too late
i got caught
just as i was cutting bait
chorus

they always say love only happens when you’re not expecting
it is a cliché
but now i believe it

no guarantee

like the open sea
or seismology
change occurs so
unpredictably

small catastrophes
(and vitalities)
of a family
but

your fall
your fall
your fall
your fall changed it all

was it neurology
or psychology
when your technology
failed invisibly

you were dancing
so free & wildly
when your small body
tumbled

your fall
your fall
your fall
your fall changed it all

washed away
too suddenly
there’s no guarantee

the line is all too thin
the love and hate within
the losing and the win
the begnining and the end

the love inside your grin
like a violin
made beauty
linger

your fall
your fall
your fall
your fall changed it all

little rock

he stared at the dashboard
the heat licked his cheek
and waiting for help
he stole time like a thief

the crowd was a fortress
thick like the night

to keep out the children to keep the school
to keep the school white

the soldiers got ready
like girls for a dance
they stood looking pretty,
to leave fate up to chance

he stood with attention
attention on him
ready to speak
and ready to win

chorus:
but that’s what he came for
because he knew
to change what they wanted
and change the school

shoulders straight, eyes forward
tall as truth, he walked with guards into the storm
and he knew he’d prove them wrong

walking on tightropes
he moved through the halls
grinning and grateful
ignoring catcalls

his internal compass
steered through the night
surviving resistance
to keep the school
to keep the school white