As the sun sets on an empire
With no more bets to hedge
From down below you call to me
To slide one foot off the ledge
Well, you’ve never caught the looks I’ve thrown
So honestly I might have known
A leap into those arms was bound to fail

I crash down beyond the pale
Just beyond the pale

As the sun sets on an empire
A fumble in the dark
The chemistry of confusion
Was close enough to a spark
‘Cause your sweetness burns a bitter blue
That colors everything I do
Combustion on a slower-motion scale

It lights up beyond the pale
Just beyond the pale

Sure, the grass looked greener
From the side of innocence
That tired tale is what got us to now
Still, if I had half a chance
To climb back on the fence
I couldn’t tell you why, let alone how

So I leave behind the road ahead
To stumble back to you instead
And lose myself far off the beaten trail

I’m somewhere beyond the pale
Just beyond the pale


From:  Lamplighting
Released:  December, 2019
"JUST BEYOND THE PALE"