Can’t Find Any Peace (Song Draft, #2)

I like songs about loves that need ending
Too broken and battered to bother with mending
They remind me of us, no point in pretending
And I can’t find any peace in this town.

A bird cannot fly on only one wing
But it can still lie, and it can still sing
These trills and these notes don’t mean a damn thing,
But they bring all the jackals around.

We both feel the sickness, We both know the cause
This rot is complete and we won’t beat the odds
We just lay in our bed and look truth in the jaws
And I can’t find any peace in this town.

The hate glints from your eyes like a scope in the light
Your finger a Kalashnikov hot from the fight,
Laying in ambush in blue jungle night
I hope you don’t flinch while you’re gunning me down.
And I can’t find any peace in this town
Can’t find any peace in this town.

You’ll See Me Smiling (Song Draft, #1)

They say this kind of love’s off-limits
They wonder why I can’t pretend
Be meek and mild and want for nothing
And if my heart gets torn
Make do and mend.

Well if I loved you any more it’d be illegal
But this day’s just ending, and I swore
That each new dawn set feelings growing
And I think I’m just gonna have to
love you a little more.

So
You’ll see me smiling in the mugshots,
You’ll see my name and read my crime,
See my face in sticky ink,
And you’ll be grinning at every line.

Oh, you’ll see me smiling in the mugshots,
See me smiling in the rain,
You’ll see me smiling through the good times,
See me smiling through the pain.

You’ll see me smiling in the mugshots,
You’ll see me smiling in the mugshots,
And I’ll see you smiling too