Sometimes I can't sleep I can't
keep all these feelings at bay
I am rage, I am sorrow and grief all alone in my way
I know humor and heartbreak and people are life
If I keep my eyes closed I'll be open to strife
Because the powers that be send their love In the middle of the night.
To my mother my father my witnesses
live in my jagged heart
That for years has been running like fire as though that was its part
From lover to cover and ocean to sky From desert to mountain and promise to lie
I can say that I've prayed to forgiveness In the middle of the night.
Now I can see love in the woman
and love in the man in myself
I see how most people just ache to be good at expressing themselves
And I wish I could tell you just right what I mean
About the light shining down, if I'd only come clean
But for now I live with myself
In the middle of the night.
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