Stay Awake

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I was walking through the snow
I was humming along to rhythm of my
Boots underneath my feet
I was walking - to where? I don't know
On a cold grey night, down a cold grey street

Came like shadows over my eyes
Came like puppets to put on a show
What if I'm going crazy this time?
Came like pleasure in clever disguise
So to soften the blow, but I know my own mind

I've been through enough wretchedness
To know what a test it is

So stay awake with me
Say what's been has been, but it won't be again
I know I won't sleep
So stay awake with me

It begins with applause and the lights going dim
Quickly comes the prologue, in no time
I've been willfully stolen away
I unfurrow my brow, and I unclench my chin
Well the show is begun, so I might as well stay
And the show must go on, so I might as well play

But I've withstood enough sticks and stones
To know I can't do this alone

So stay awake with me
Say what's been has been, but it won't be again
I know I won't sleep
So stay awake with me

Open the curtain and what will I find? Is it all right to cry?
Go through the motions, and read all my lines as the night passes by me
And I know there's no going back there's no changing the part I played
But maybe it's just enough to know that someone will

Stay awake with me
Say what's been has been, but it won't be again
I know I won't sleep
So stay awake with me

I was walking through the snow
I was drumming along to the rhythm of
My heart on its unsteady beat
I was watching the spring come in slow
And wondering why I don't get some sleep
Just get some sleep

Stay awake with me
Stay awake with me
Stay awake with me

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from Look Both Ways, released March 16, 2017

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