From the album Bones Are Forever

In cart Not available Out of stock

Lyrics

SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT

I'm wakened almost every night
By the sound of wings in flight
But when I open up my eyes:
Monochromatic silence.
The colour of the walls,
The noise - will nothing stop everyone
From beating out in time?
And so it goes, and so they say
Who're we gonna mark today?

I want a name for the child who is already gone
And for the kids in the street who cut their ears to that song
I wanna look at the man who took you aside
And told you you'd never make it and you better stop trying
I want someone to tell me why I'm still alive
When better people than me are sleeping through the night
I want your face to be found at the edge of the world
Where the talkers all meet to decide on our future

And in the same way,
This happens every day
We lie awake in the dark
With no regrets
We haven't found it yet
But when we do I am sure
I won't pray,
I won't pray

I won't wrap my head around it,
Will I, dear?
Hard to bend light as it clears
And if I go on my own way
Remember me as I'm saying:
Easy come and easy pray
Where those wings decide to lay down
Tell me, amazing grace
Who're you gonna cut today?

There is a place in my heart for the keepers of cruel
And for the uniformed back-beats who fuck in the school
There is a space when we're asked to open up wide
And show the world what we're willing to gain and to hide
I want a way to your heart that doesn't begin
With an excuse to a stranger who holds me in sin
I want your face to be found in the corner
In spite of better people than me sleeping all through the night,
Yeah -

And in the same way
This happens every day
We lie awake in the dark
With no regrets
We haven't found it yet
But when we do I am sure
I won't pray,
I won't pray