AWAKE IN THE NIGHTTIME
by Mark Heard.

They cast their visions in black and white
In the old times
And all those faces
And all those lines got to me
Iíve got to see how it ends

And Iím
Awake in the nighttime
Awake in the nighttime
Lost in a lifetime

It was a love to end all bogus devotion
It was a war to end all hostile belief
Such a bittersweet notion
Now I canít get to sleep

And Iím
Awake in the nighttime
Awake in the nighttime
Lost in a lifetime
Awake in the nighttime
Lost in a lifetime
Awake in the nighttime

Bleary eyes, dusky skies
Take my mind to another place
Show me who, tell me what
Make me wonder why
Make a life flash in front of my eyes

It was the best of times
And it was the worst of times
Big screen kisses and bombed-out villages reigned
Some things never change

And now Iím
Awake in the nighttime
Awake in the nighttime
Lost in a lifetime
Awake in the nighttime
Lost in a lifetime
Awake in the nighttime


From Dry Bones Dance
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