1. Before he Falls Asleep

and all he knew were a couple mistakes

but i saw him coming way before the day break

my troops were ready and he’d never again walk out a free man

 

do you remember that night?

of course you do. are you scared

that i have the power

to tell them all you were there?

 

they’re out preaching

do they know

that it’s you they’re preaching for?

i’m back here laughing at it, oh

 

and i hate to say it

but i got myself out

you aren’t stronger than what i felt

and i don’t owe you anything

 

and i am the fire

that burned his house to the ground

i am the choir

to drown out the nonsense sound

this is the face he sees

before he falls asleep

and i am stronger for that

 

do you remember that night?

i made you swear

you got me so bad

i chopped off all my hair

 

i had to get you off of me

i scrubbed my whole body clean

and i’m still paying for it

 

don’t need consent

they just swallow you in

boys will be boys till they blow their lids

you don’t deserve the life you have

 

and i am the fire

that burned his house to the ground

i am the choir

to drown out the nonsense sound

this is the face he sees

before he falls asleep

and i am stronger for that

 

and all he knew were a couple heart breaks

his mind will chalk it all up to fate

i sit and watch everyone not know what really happened

and all he knew was how my heart went cold

the fact he messaged me that was bold

do you think he sits and pretends it never even happened?

 

and all he knew were a couple mistakes

but i saw him coming way before the day break

my troops were ready and he’d never again walk out a free man

(believe me, believe me?)

and all he knew was how my heart would beg

but all of this time i breathe down his neck

my love was poison and he drank it up just like a real man

(believe me, believe me?)

 

and i am the fire

that burned his house to the ground

i am the choir

to drown out the nonsense sound

(we’re getting closer & closer, we’re getting closer and closer)

i am the face he sees

before he falls asleep

and i am stronger for that