4:00am, my mind finds no rest
Body’s tired and still fully dressed
Sleep’s a long time coming
Though I’m lying in my bed
I’m kept awake by the thoughts in my head
In my head

4:01 been up all night
Eyes are heavy and closing tight
But sleep’s not under my roof
There’s no room for it to stay
All my crowded thoughts
Are just getting in the way

Tangled up and broken
With no place to go
I’ve got to work them out nice and slow
Take my time and bite my tongue
I’ve gotta to work them out
One by one
Work them out one by one

4:14 things start to slow
Emotions high while movement’s low
I pray for a little peace
And some sleep would be nice too
I just ride it out
What else am I to do

12:00pm and change and a change has come over me
All my racing thoughts have seemed to leave me be
I thank God for the peace
And again for the sleep
I start to get ready for the day ahead of me
Ahead of me
Ahead of me
What will I see


from And So It Begins - Dayside, released April 11, 2008
Bartholomew: vocals, guitars, drums, bass, keys, mellotron, odds and ends

Written, produced, recorded & mixed by Bartholomew


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