Standard (EADGBE)

Sheets of empty canvas, untouched sheets of clay

Were laid spread out before me as her body once did

All five horizons revolved around her soul as the earth to the sun

Now the air I tasted and breathed has taken a turn

Hmmmm, and all I taught her was everything

Hmmmm, I know she gave me all that she wore

And now my bitter hands,

Chafe beneath clouds

Of what was everything

Oh, the pictures

Have all been washed in black

Tattooed everything

I take a walk outside I'm surrounded by some kids at play

Oh, I can feel their laughter so, why do I sear

Hmmmm, and twisted thoughts that spin 'round my head, I'm spinning, oh

I'm spinning, How quick the sun can drop away

And now my bitter hands

Cradle broken glass

Of what was everything

All the pictures have

All been washed in black

Tattooed everything

All the love gone bad

Turned my world to black

And tattooed all I see,

All that I am,

All I'll be

Yeah Uh huh Uh huh

I know someday you'll have a beautiful life,

I know you'll be a star in somebody elses sky

But why, why, why can't it be,

Why can't it be mine