I Can’t Sleep

Written by: Pierce Edens

See, I’d be up all night driving if I just had somewhere to go
But as it stands I’m stranded, I’m up at night alone
I tried to go out walking in the drizzling rain
But the moonlight in the alleyway was keeping me awake
There were tires swishing by and halos on the lamps
And everything around me here is just cold and dark and damp
And the cars sound like an ocean with the tide just rolling out
And I am a sailor tonight as I go wandering around town

Lord, why is this world so heavy at night?
And where was my relief with the last sunrise?
Cause it’s early in the morning now
I’ve got somewhere to be
I wish this was a nightmare
But I cannot fall asleep

Well maybe it’s the moonlight pulling at the water in my head
Or maybe it’s these city lights instead
The cars sound like an ocean with the tide just rolling in
And I am a sailor again as I lay awake in bed
There is rain falling silently and mountains making clouds
There’s fog drifting these city streets like a rambler new to town
And I watch him through the windows as the fog takes my eyes
And I can’t certain any longer which mist is his
And which is mine

Lord, why is this world so heavy at night
And where was my relief with the last sunrise
Cause it’s early in the morning now
I’ve got somewhere to be
I wish this was a nightmare but I can’t fall asleep