Peace at 3 am
“Oh God, midnight’s not bad, you wake and go back to sleep, one or two’s not bad, you toss but sleep again. Five or six in the morning, there’s hope, for dawn’s just under the horizon. But three, now, Christ, three A.M.! Doctors say the body’s at low tide then. The soul is out. The blood moves slow. You’re the nearest to dead you’ll ever be save dying. Sleep is a patch of death, but three in the morn, full wide-eyed staring, is living death! You dream with your eyes open. God, if you had strength to rouse up, you’d slaughter your half-dreams with buckshot! But no, you lie pinned to a deep well-bottom that’s burned dry. The moon rolls by to look at you down there, with its idiot face. It’s a long way back to sunset, a far way on to dawn, so you summon all the fool things of your life, the stupid lovely things done with people known so very well who are now so very dead – And wasn’t it true, had he read somewhere, more people in hospitals die at 3 A.M. than at any other time...”
Cruising with the windows down
My hand weaving with the warm, warm breeze
Taking more than we really should
Touching even more
Blood soaked towels around your wrists
Praying the ambulance gets here soon
I scrub the floor with so much bleach
Turn the porch light on
It’s a long way back to sunset
And a far way on to dawn
3 a.m. comes again and again
But doesn’t stay for long
Lay your head down now and sleep
Wild, crazy, lovely child mine
I’ll be here when you wake on up
Close your starry eyes
The bright white door swings open wide
Time to leave this damaged world behind
I’m sinking through, around, and down
Turn the porch light off
Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.
This is a really solid song all around. Great work, both of you!
Not sure what's happening, but the player isn't working for me. Bummer. I'll focus on the lyrics for now, though. Striking imagery and I get the mood that you're setting with this one. I would really love to hear it though. Let me know if there is something on my end...meaning of other people can hear it then it's definitely me.
Great collab team!! Those lyrics are chilling, cool ray Bradbury quote too. Haunting to think about. Late nights seems to be the unspoken theme this week! Those vocals soar!
Oh man - this is absolutely wonderful! This has that great 60s vibe that I love so much; especially when I'm in my car by myself. Lyrically and musically this gives me good chills. I'm downloading this right now for repeat listens in the car. Straight up! *And by the way - I think my Mac Book settings were "protecting" me from this site since it's not secure. Weird...it's not done this before.