Long Time, No Sleep

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Sorry Doug! (He made the video for this version, then I told him to switch to the other version, then this version made the final album :() Thanks Doug!

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I'm chewing up the scenery again
I think maybe a Klonopin
Could help me clear my head
I need to hear some Donovan
And get my nit wits about me
The withered husk that you now see
Before you was, before this war,
A stunning star that shone from shore to shore

To sea to shining sea
And back down sullen, unlit streets
Through keyholes blocked for privacy
And into rumpled, blood-rich sheets

So if you stay, it's your mistake
Old habits tend to break
Like odometers on Oldsmobiles
But that's not how the story goes,
Don't feel ashamed

Because all around me
There was a forcefield designed to keep out grief
But then you found me
And I let 'er down
Yeah I'm better now

But I've still got some business to conduct
A couple loose ends
That I'd be loath to not tie up
But I guess that depends
On what I'm looking for and out for too
I know you think I've got it out for you
But I'll go through
What you put me through
And a lot more too
Just not for you

Cause if it hasn't happened yet it's probably too late
How many chances do I get?
How many will it take
To extinguish this external flame
And find the words to say
Perhaps a glass of wine and some purple haze
Just to pass the time and stay awake

But hey, long time, no sleep
I don't know what I'm doing
More concretely than usual
And you don't know me
Though you think you do
It just isn't true

And you know you confound me
With your double entendres and loaded replies
But I'll sleep soundly
And you'll sleep silently
If you lie to me
Like I did to you

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from Yes Boss, released June 9, 2008
(c) Graham Smith

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