It's three in the morning, I'm tired and sleepy but not quite enough to turn in
I think I'll just prop up my feet on the sofa and wait for the world to slow down
The tiniest noises, the icebox and airplane, a baby who cries down the hall
I know the feeling, alone and defenseless and senseless and silly and small

If I promise to try and stand up straight
Do you think you might give me a chance?
Though I stumbled and fall when I tell you I love you
You know that I'm trying to dance

It's three in the morning, the faucet is dripping, it reminds me of the way we behave
A trickle of feeling, a splash of emotion but an ocean without any waves
I'm testing the waters, I'm putting a foot out and I'm tumbling right in over my head
I'm sinking and scrambling for safety and falling flat on my face instead

If I promise to try and stand up straight
Do you think you might give me a chance?
Though I stumbled and fall when I tell you I love you
You know that I'm trying to dance

So many problems around today
Seems so silly to be worried 'bout love
But if love isn't right for me this way
Then I can't worry about anything else


It's three in the morning, I've just missed that subway
Guess I'll catch the one at 3:45
I will sit on this bench and I'll think of the time
When our music and love were alive

We used to have quite a rhythm and romance
A regular couple of pros
But the closer we danced I grew clumsy and awkward
I was stepping all over our toes

If I promise to try and stand up straight
Do you think you might give me a chance?
Though I stumbled and fall when I tell you I love you
You know that I'm trying to dance

Though I stumble and fall when I tell you I love you
You know that I try
You know that I try
You know that I'm trying
To dance


Lyrics submitted by bananahero

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