"Everything But Sleep" as written by and Denison Stuart Witmer....
My room has a big white bed
Pictures on the mirrors
Books that last a year
Everything but sleep
Don't you know?

Nothing won't fit under there
The Dowmaker's ghost
A heavenly host
Everything but sleep
Don't you know?
Everything but sleep
Where does it go?
Everything but sleep
On it goes...

If it weren't for you
I could be anywhere
I'd rather be here
Don't you know?

Now that I know I'll never feel the same way
Everything but sleep
Don't you know?
Everything but sleep
On it goes
On it goes...


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"Everything But Sleep" as written by Denison Stuart Witmer

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    General CommentI know how he feels..
    hab204on September 11, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningIn the song "Hold On" Denison makes a reference to Book of My Nights by Li-Young Lee. "Everything but sleep" is a line in the first poem from that book, so maybe that poem inspired him to write this song (or the title, at least).
    mayamayouidioton May 25, 2012   Link

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