I didn’t sleep at all last night
I thought my heart had mastered the run of these seas
But they appear not to care about calming lately
I awoke with a smart and a look at the phone.
I swear that I would have called you if I’d been sure you were alone.
And doesn’t that drive things home?

The hardest time to forget is when sleep clears your mind,
Bringing up what might have been, and who’s by her side.
And if I appear forlorn, that’s the reason truly.
Should I find myself a surrogate to keep the winters warm
Blame her for my former love and blunt her of her charms?

Oh dear Saint Patrick, I pray for some water
Jut let me quench my thirst this morning after.
And this girl by my side, well who knows the future?
But if I appear forgetful she’s the reason on my mind
If you detect a smile it’s as I dream of foreign lands
And letting things get out of hand
Is exactly what I’ve got planned!

Lyrics submitted by jpfine

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    General Commentheeheheheheheh lol im the only 1 here im speciallalalalalahere i share my deepst secrets with any1 who botherz 2 email me on blabla@hotmail.com just kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
    tevilkittyon April 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLike all of yorkstons songs, beautiful melody, beautifully played. Lyrically, i'm never sure i know definately what they're about, but he always instills feeling with his lyrics and paints pictures of situations fantastically well.

    I guess this is about someone he can't be with, and it's weighing on his mind. By the end of the song i think he has resolved to go away and live carelessy for a awhile, presuamably to get her out of his.

    Hardly the most profound interpretation, i know, but it was the best i could do, although i have listened to this song non-stop for the past two weeks.
    undersessionson September 20, 2007   Link

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