Dylan M. O'Connor

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Dylan M. O'Connor

Verse 1:
I can't control these words inside my head
Like a torrential flood of things I won't forget
The concrete dam is sure to burst
Washing all discretion away

Pre Chorus 1:
What became of my castle made of sand?
The paradigm I built collapsed

Chorus:
I'm in search of a watertight alibi
One that won't let my cynicism inside
My impenetrable ship of religion was fake
It capsized in the sea of my mental debates

Verse 2:
Now I'm engulfed in Doubt's deep blue waves
I think on the shore is where I should've stayed
It's inevitable now, I expect the worst
Intellect, it can't explain this away

Pre Chorus 2:
What remains of my vessel made by man?
The only peace I had, vanished

Bridge:
Is inquiry my friend or foe?
It drags me toward the depths of the Unknown
Then in the abyss, I beheld one white as snow

End refrain:
There enlightenment is found

Sandcastle

Verse 1:
Curiousity turned my innocence to stone
Images that brand my brain and won't let go
My conscience seared, covered by a layer of smoke
Obscures the warning signs along the road

Pre-Chorus
You can't buy true love with a counterfeit
Will you pay the price?
'Cause my heart's in debt

Chorus
I need to kill this monster
'Cause it's the death of me
I need to starve this hunger
'Cause it's devouring

Can you contain this fire
And it's scorching heat?
Can you reroute this passion
I've had for the wrong things?

Verse 2:
Free my mind from these toxic thoughts that grow
Pushed back behind this artificial wall
A one man army can't defend all things pure
When a tempting voice declares an act of war

Bridge:
In the furnace of my burning eyes
I've grown so cold, darkening the light
Lost the key, now trapped inside this prison cell
Lover of my soul, let your water swell

Refrain:
Lover of my soul, let your water swell
(Wash away the hell my hands have made)

The Wrong Things

Verse 1:
Seed
Inside my hands I hold this
Greed
Tells me to keep a firm hold
Need
Someone to offer my kiss
Deed
The action I take is bold


Chorus:
Plant me by the river of your loveliness
Where I can bask inside the refreshing bliss
My roots are digging deeper into you
Oh my roots are digging deeper in the truth

Verse 2:
Breed
A family that is growing
Weed
Trying to choke out the sprout
Heed
The words that make you broken
Feed
The faith and starve all the doubt

Chorus:
Plant me by the river of your loveliness
Where I can bask inside the refreshing bliss
My roots are digging deeper into you
Oh my roots are digging deeper in the truth

Chorus 2:
Love can be a healer in the hopelessness
When I get so depressed I only see my mess
My roots are digging deeper into you
Oh my roots are digging deeper in the truth

Bridge:
When the winds of change cause us to bend and sway
We will be selfless
We will be fearless
When the tides are raised and try to sweep us away
We will be faithful
We will be graceful
We won't retreat

Chorus:
Plant me by the river of your loveliness
Where I can bask inside the refreshing bliss
My roots are digging deeper into you
Oh my roots are digging deeper in the truth

Chorus 2:
Love can be a healer in the hopelessness
When I get so depressed I only see my mess
My roots are digging deeper into you
Oh my roots are digging deeper in the truth

Verse 3:
Bleed
Your pain is my forgiveness
Freed
Me from the poisonous thorns
Creed
This giving, my religion
Speed
I run towards open arms

Roots


Latest Uploads

Verse 1:
I can't control these words inside my head
Like a torrential flood of things I won't forget
The concrete dam is sure to burst
Washing all discretion away

Pre Chorus 1:
What became of my castle made of sand?
The paradigm I built collapsed

Chorus:
I'm in search of a watertight alibi
One that won't let my cynicism inside
My impenetrable ship of religion was fake
It capsized in the sea of my mental debates

Verse 2:
Now I'm engulfed in Doubt's deep blue waves
I think on the shore is where I should've stayed
It's inevitable now, I expect the worst
Intellect, it can't explain this away

Pre Chorus 2:
What remains of my vessel made by man?
The only peace I had, vanished

Bridge:
Is inquiry my friend or foe?
It drags me toward the depths of the Unknown
Then in the abyss, I beheld one white as snow

End refrain:
There enlightenment is found

Sandcastle

Verse 1:
Curiousity turned my innocence to stone
Images that brand my brain and won't let go
My conscience seared, covered by a layer of smoke
Obscures the warning signs along the road

Pre-Chorus
You can't buy true love with a counterfeit
Will you pay the price?
'Cause my heart's in debt

Chorus
I need to kill this monster
'Cause it's the death of me
I need to starve this hunger
'Cause it's devouring

Can you contain this fire
And it's scorching heat?
Can you reroute this passion
I've had for the wrong things?

Verse 2:
Free my mind from these toxic thoughts that grow
Pushed back behind this artificial wall
A one man army can't defend all things pure
When a tempting voice declares an act of war

Bridge:
In the furnace of my burning eyes
I've grown so cold, darkening the light
Lost the key, now trapped inside this prison cell
Lover of my soul, let your water swell

Refrain:
Lover of my soul, let your water swell
(Wash away the hell my hands have made)

The Wrong Things

Verse 1:
Seed
Inside my hands I hold this
Greed
Tells me to keep a firm hold
Need
Someone to offer my kiss
Deed
The action I take is bold


Chorus:
Plant me by the river of your loveliness
Where I can bask inside the refreshing bliss
My roots are digging deeper into you
Oh my roots are digging deeper in the truth

Verse 2:
Breed
A family that is growing
Weed
Trying to choke out the sprout
Heed
The words that make you broken
Feed
The faith and starve all the doubt

Chorus:
Plant me by the river of your loveliness
Where I can bask inside the refreshing bliss
My roots are digging deeper into you
Oh my roots are digging deeper in the truth

Chorus 2:
Love can be a healer in the hopelessness
When I get so depressed I only see my mess
My roots are digging deeper into you
Oh my roots are digging deeper in the truth

Bridge:
When the winds of change cause us to bend and sway
We will be selfless
We will be fearless
When the tides are raised and try to sweep us away
We will be faithful
We will be graceful
We won't retreat

Chorus:
Plant me by the river of your loveliness
Where I can bask inside the refreshing bliss
My roots are digging deeper into you
Oh my roots are digging deeper in the truth

Chorus 2:
Love can be a healer in the hopelessness
When I get so depressed I only see my mess
My roots are digging deeper into you
Oh my roots are digging deeper in the truth

Verse 3:
Bleed
Your pain is my forgiveness
Freed
Me from the poisonous thorns
Creed
This giving, my religion
Speed
I run towards open arms

Roots

My Uploads

Verse 1:
I can't control these words inside my head
Like a torrential flood of things I won't forget
The concrete dam is sure to burst
Washing all discretion away

Pre Chorus 1:
What became of my castle made of sand?
The paradigm I built collapsed

Chorus:
I'm in search of a watertight alibi
One that won't let my cynicism inside
My impenetrable ship of religion was fake
It capsized in the sea of my mental debates

Verse 2:
Now I'm engulfed in Doubt's deep blue waves
I think on the shore is where I should've stayed
It's inevitable now, I expect the worst
Intellect, it can't explain this away

Pre Chorus 2:
What remains of my vessel made by man?
The only peace I had, vanished

Bridge:
Is inquiry my friend or foe?
It drags me toward the depths of the Unknown
Then in the abyss, I beheld one white as snow

End refrain:
There enlightenment is found

Sandcastle

Verse 1:
Curiousity turned my innocence to stone
Images that brand my brain and won't let go
My conscience seared, covered by a layer of smoke
Obscures the warning signs along the road

Pre-Chorus
You can't buy true love with a counterfeit
Will you pay the price?
'Cause my heart's in debt

Chorus
I need to kill this monster
'Cause it's the death of me
I need to starve this hunger
'Cause it's devouring

Can you contain this fire
And it's scorching heat?
Can you reroute this passion
I've had for the wrong things?

Verse 2:
Free my mind from these toxic thoughts that grow
Pushed back behind this artificial wall
A one man army can't defend all things pure
When a tempting voice declares an act of war

Bridge:
In the furnace of my burning eyes
I've grown so cold, darkening the light
Lost the key, now trapped inside this prison cell
Lover of my soul, let your water swell

Refrain:
Lover of my soul, let your water swell
(Wash away the hell my hands have made)

The Wrong Things

Verse 1:
Seed
Inside my hands I hold this
Greed
Tells me to keep a firm hold
Need
Someone to offer my kiss
Deed
The action I take is bold


Chorus:
Plant me by the river of your loveliness
Where I can bask inside the refreshing bliss
My roots are digging deeper into you
Oh my roots are digging deeper in the truth

Verse 2:
Breed
A family that is growing
Weed
Trying to choke out the sprout
Heed
The words that make you broken
Feed
The faith and starve all the doubt

Chorus:
Plant me by the river of your loveliness
Where I can bask inside the refreshing bliss
My roots are digging deeper into you
Oh my roots are digging deeper in the truth

Chorus 2:
Love can be a healer in the hopelessness
When I get so depressed I only see my mess
My roots are digging deeper into you
Oh my roots are digging deeper in the truth

Bridge:
When the winds of change cause us to bend and sway
We will be selfless
We will be fearless
When the tides are raised and try to sweep us away
We will be faithful
We will be graceful
We won't retreat

Chorus:
Plant me by the river of your loveliness
Where I can bask inside the refreshing bliss
My roots are digging deeper into you
Oh my roots are digging deeper in the truth

Chorus 2:
Love can be a healer in the hopelessness
When I get so depressed I only see my mess
My roots are digging deeper into you
Oh my roots are digging deeper in the truth

Verse 3:
Bleed
Your pain is my forgiveness
Freed
Me from the poisonous thorns
Creed
This giving, my religion
Speed
I run towards open arms

Roots


About Me

Bio

I'm Dylan O'Connor, 23, from Rocklin, California. Lyric/poem/story freelance writer, music and film critic. I manage a blog called Write or Wrong.

CV/History

Freelance music review staff writer at Jesusfreakhideout.com 2015-present. Manager and writer for the blog Write or Wrong 2017-present.

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