A Matter of time

Bottles fill the dining room
Pills are on the floor
Dishes fill the kitchen sink
He's been right here before

"The stars don't seem to shine tonight,"
He mutters to himself
He's staring out the window
His mind is somewhere else

And it's only a matter of time
It's only a matter of time
It's only a matter of time

He thought that he could make himself invincible
By building walls wherever he would go
But knowing everything shows you know nothing
And showing nothing means you've got a lot to show

She told him, "There seems to be a lack of understanding
Where neither side is fully seen nor heard
As if I'm caught up in the melody
And you're caught up in the words"

And it's only a matter of time
It's only a matter of time
It's only a matter of time

With every passing lover
And every passing friend
He starts each new beginning
While thinking of the end

Well, maybe there's some merit to that method
In order to fulfill our only task
To separate the things that last forever
From the things that never last