This is one of the first real attempts I have made of writing a complete set of lyrics that I have actually somewhat finished. This is a rough draft, very minimal edits have been made. Please be honest in your opinions.

The street is lined up for blocks with cars
Exhaust sifts through the air
And we sit so distant, without conversation
I stare out the window
Looking for a rust and metal sign
But all I see is rust and metal

Sometimes I look at myself
And hope that I'm wrong
But inside my tempered gaze
I know

People riccochet like pinballs
Through the crowded entry hall
And I see her in the distance
I wave to her casually
And stop quick to say hello
But all I do is stare downward

(Repeat 1st Chorus)

(2nd Chorus)
Maybe I'll learn from it all
And set things right
But inside my tempered gaze
I know
I think your choice of words makes for a nice flow. But I am not sure what the main theme of the song is.

Have you put it to music?
I have put it to music. The character in the song is someone who is unable to communicate to the girl how he feels about the relationship, which is that it's going downhill. He knows that it is partly his fault that the relationship is the way it is and he tries to talk about it and possibly salvage it, but when the opportune moments come he is either to shy to or doesn't know what to say. So essentially the song is about the failure to properly communicate and its consequences. Hope that helps.