All of these grateful looks 
All these grateful eyes 
All these furious stares, these fretful sighs 

Promising everything 
To everyone 
"We'll be back soon, 
You're my favorite one" 

"I'll keep it quiet" 
"I'll hold you dear" 
The whispering fills the ear 

"Tell me you'll stay, 
We would have such fun"
And the lie you don't need anyone 

And the screams, the wails, and the calls 
The headiness of the fall 
Ten thousand miles from where we began 
I fell asleep with a picture in hand 

It was all for a woman 

You say that you're grateful for the time alone 
Two years away, "No, I don't miss home" 
And someone asks you if you ever think of her 
And you smile politely and you demure 

But then all at once your head starts to swim 
And you can feel her breath on your skin 
You find that you stare at the same spot for days 
She's above you, below you in ways 

And you're shivering cold 
Like you're just ten years old 
And she's lying asleep in your bed 
And you're standing beside her 
The light from inside her 
Filling up the darkness in your head

It was all for a woman 

And you've drowned in the teasing 
You've forgotten the reason 
The muse inspires the art 
You'd give anything for her to say them once more 
The words you believed at the start 

Ten thousand miles from where it began 
Falling asleep with her picture in hand 
It was all... it was all 
For the look in her eyes 
For the promise and the lie of a woman