Do Not Tell Me To Sleep

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lyrics

Woman, do not tell me to go to sleep. Yes, I know that I am sick, but sleep itself is a disease. If my eyes are closed I might miss something that I think is important. You ask what could that possibly be in this godforsaken town at this ungodly hour? Woman, there's only one way to find out.

If what you really want is for your body to be close to my body, then I will lay with you for a little while because I am not cruel. I don't want to spend an hour lying awake in a pool of my own fearful thoughts, only to fall asleep and wake up startled by the morning's garbage trucks, with the fear from the nightmare still in me but no memory of the nightmare still within me.

In this life we only get one life, and I would like to be awake for mine. So woman, do not tell me to got to sleep.

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from You Can See Everything From Up Here, released April 8, 2014

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The Werewolverine Wisconsin

Three things happened that made Ryan start writing songs: He and his wife moved to a weird beautiful old farm. He made a dulcimer out of a cigar box. A very heavy thing fell on his head and messed him up pretty bad for a while. Then another thing happened: He met Laura, John, Matt, and Anneliese. They liked playing music together so they started playing shows. Now they've made a record, too. ... more

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