Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sleep Twilight Lyric

Ever get inspired in that moment between wakefulness and sleep? Me too. It's a mystical place. The first stanza of this came to me as I was drifting into a nap after a morning of glassy non-waves at the beach.

I could use a word from you
Something simple, just a clue
A whispered word or two

You know, I thought I made it clear
I can take direction

All those boats up on the shore
I guess I could build a few more
Not even sure what they’re for

But they’re more than they appear
It’s not just a collection

I’ve got a field of dried-up wells
Dug myself halfway to Hell
To the point where I can’t tell

I can’t see and I can’t hear
where to make the connection

Drift away to another land
Forget trying to understand
Nothing’s done and nothing’s planned

I can wait another year
For the next rejection

Did I make too much of nothing at all
Missed the cue and dropped the ball
Ran too fast when told to crawl

It’s your wheel, you can steer
I trust you’ll make the correction

There’s so much you won’t let me say
Saving it for another day
It’s a game I’ve learned to play

You won't let me doubt or fear
Won’t let me raise an objection

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  • Track it, captain! I'm totally with you on that place between alert and shut down. There has to be some physiological reason for that. Of course, if we knew that reason, it would probably seem less magical.

    By Anonymous every, at June 23, 2008 at 7:57 AM  

  • I have the best dreams at that point. Of course the other week I had my kidney removed in my dream... so that wasn't good.

    Agreed with Fred, record it! :D

    By Blogger Thinking In Vain, at June 26, 2008 at 12:08 PM  

  • I like it!

    By Anonymous peachfuzz, at June 26, 2008 at 10:42 PM  

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