Turn on the water
Close the door
I won't let you tear me down
Just another moment
When the sound of your voice
Cuts me to the ground

Locked in here just to make
Myself feel better
Look in the mirror
And tell myself that I'm okay

I know it doesn't matter
Whatever I do
It's always second best
Exactly what you wanted
You opened me up
The secrets I confessed

But I'm not here just to make
You feel better
Stroke your ego
Live happy ever after

Cause I'm not sleeping
And I ain't dreaming
And I ain't fooled anymore
I'm not sleeping
Just to wake up on the floor
I'm not sleeping...
Anymore

So many times
I wanted to go
But I just lost my way
Watching you unravelling
The last piece of thread
That held me into place

I don't care if you hear a word
I'm saying
I can only hear
The voices screaming in my head

Cause I'm not sleeping
And I ain't dreaming
And I ain't fooled anymore
I'm not sleeping
Just to wake up on the floor
I'm not sleeping

I done beat your game
But I’m not even sleeping no more,
I’m not even tired
And I’m sick of dreaming pain
Tossin' and turnin' all night
And wakin' wide up
Now I'm really lookin' at the door
Should've made this move before
I can't take this anymore
I don't want no more nightmares
In the night
No not tonight
I done seen the light
I gotta free my mind
And wake up, wake up


Lyrics submitted by spliphstar

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    General CommentIt's about finally breaking away from an abusive relationship. Enough is enough, and it's time to finally wake up from denial.
    Simplisticon June 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti looooooooove this song. believe it or not, it's one of my all-time favorites. and i don't really have many so that's saying a lot. both the lyrics and music are just beautiful to me.
    mourningthebestofmeon May 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentA lot of the songs from this album are about breaking away from bad relationships. I wish The Color Of Silence album had given Tiffany the commercial success she deserved. Perhaps if she had the backing of a major label things would have been different.
    Onlineon November 04, 2006   Link

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