The Space You Leave
(7-14-02)

Feel the pain that starts to take you over
from the inside out
and you can't even shout
'Cause I'm alone even when I'm next to you
someone's got to lose
this game of pick-and-choose
Passing places you wish were your own
puts the blame on you again
you don't even try to pretend

I love your absence more than you do
Every day, more people who knew you
Can't erase thoughts of your face
I think I might be losing time in this place
Holding more than you can take

I can tell you've had enough of this unsteady madness
that reaches past your soul
a merciless patrol
Addicted to your attitude and everything it changes
your endless struggle to cope
with the territory rope
You slide through my thoughts like a poisonous snake
searching for your prey
you slip and fall away

I love your absence more than you do
Every day, more people who knew you
Can't erase thoughts of your face
I think I might be losing time in this place
Holding more than you can take

The space you leave (has a glow of mischief)
The space you leave (needs more than it's missing)

I'm so scared that you'll never come around
Lay the honors down to fill the empty sound

The space you leave (can't replace the sadness)
The space you leave (carries on the madness)

I love your absence more than you do
Every day, more people who knew you
Can't erase thoughts of your face
I think I might be losing time in this place
It's got a lot of drama in it
Casual people within it
Sort of like a year ago
When everyone could hear you go
"Holding more than you can take."