I play on the black keys
where i don't have to worry much
it's already hard enough
to write a song about this

some people try the white keys
but the thinking hurts my head
so i move back here instead
and it comes easier

and you'll know why
when you're the one who's on
the grieving end
you just wave goodbye
and you wonder if you'll ever
breathe again

that's why....i play on the black keys
when it already takes my best
to pretend that this big mess
isn't happening

yeah i play on the black keys
so that i can close my eyes
try to picture you beside me
singing harmony

and you'll know why
one day i will try and explain it all
but if you don't mind
i'd like some time to try and
play it off

if i ever thought it would come to this
the beating and the bleeding
then i....
in my every thought i cherished you
and i mean it, i mean it now
i should've tried to say it better, better...

that's why i.....

i play on the black keys