Don't Wear Black For Me

from by Hawk From a Handsaw

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This song was written by Hannah and her ex-boyfriend. It is about looking at yourself and realizing you've become someone you don't like, and asking the person you love to stay with you through it.


Set the scene
Lit up like the devil's bed
And an empty face
Reading empty words
About a boy and a girl who fall in love
The way nobody really does
Put down the book
Lay on your side
Pretend the sitcoms are enough
And fall asleep to your lie

But a memory appears
Like the snow comes the years
And the animal side comes out again
When your hands become my hands
Against the soft of your neck
And the curl in your hair
And the beat in your chest
And the person you knew before the summer ended
Is back again

Keep it close like a second heart

How have the nights been treating you
How do you keep up this charade
I know I couldn't do it if it were me in your place
Is it hard
Is it hard to watch somebody tear apart and become something else
Or do you still have faith
Can you even still breathe

This is temporary
So hold on to the old me
I'll need some reminding
When I finally give in
And the beast has got the best of me
bring me back to who I need to be

Keep it close like a second heart

Describe the monster I've become
Don't spare the details
I need those little details
How do I look to you now
With my teeth out and your guard down
Am I everything that you've been afraid of


from What You Didn't Say, released February 2, 2014
Guitar composed by Garrett Toth-Williams.
Additional guitars by Michael Mannarino.



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Hawk From a Handsaw Frederick, Maryland

Hawk From a Handsaw is made up of four kids from Maryland who sometimes play tunes. We want to make you think about death and get sad and stuff.

James Galdamez // Bass
Hannah Birdsall // Vocals
Alexa Johnson // Guitar
Cole Johnson // Drums
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