I can't get to sleep
I think about the implications
Of diving in too deep
And possibly the complications

Especially at night
I worry over situations
I know will be alright
Perhaps it's just your imagination

Day after day, it reappears
Night after night, my heartbeat shows the fear
Ghosts appear and fade away

Alone between the sheets
Only brings exasperation
It's time to walk the streets
Smell the desperation

At least there's pretty lights
And though there's little variation
It nullifies the night
From overkill

Day after day, it reappears
Night after night, my heartbeat shows the fear
Ghosts appear and fade away
Come back another day.

I can't get to sleep
I think about the implications
Of diving in too deep
And possibly the complications

Especially at night
I worry over situations
I know will be alright
It's just overkill

Day after day, it reappears
Night after night, my heartbeat shows the fear
Ghosts appear and fade away


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    General Commentokay. seriously, this isn't by dashboard confessional either. unless he did a cover. so WHY are all of these songs on here?
    severalwayson October 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDC released a cover album called the wire tapes vol 1 that was only sold at shows.
    deja86on November 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGod guys, get with the fuckin program alright?!
    COVERS. yes, COVERS, people aren't that dumb to just put a bunch of random songs on here that he didn't do.
    kissedonfilmon February 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwho sings it originally?
    frumstickon March 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI looked on another site and this guy called colin hay sung it. Don't know if he was the original artist tho.
    bentley_rocksxxon March 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentColin Hay wrote this song while he was lead singer of Men At Work, he has since also released it as a solo artist, and can be seen performing it in Scrubs Season 2 Episode 1 My Overkill. It is an awesome song and I love Dashboard's Cover of it
    RandomJazon April 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love DC's cover! It's a great song!
    mvalentine24on July 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMy band performed this song at a competition last year. Even though it's an acoustic song the audience went wild and managed to sing so loud that they drowned out our vocalist.
    nerdymusoon March 21, 2010   Link

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