Monday, April 9, 2007

Sleep's Dark and Silent Gate (65/365)

Sleep's Dark and Silent Gate - Jackson Browne: The lyrics from this song are my lasting thoughts from high school. We each selected a part of a poem or song to accompany our senior picture. "The times when we were happy, were the times we never tried." I still live by this line.


Sometimes I lie awake at night and wonder
Where my life will lead me
Waiting to pass under sleep's dark and silent gate

I found my love too late
Running around day after day
Looking for the time to play
While my old friends slipped away

Never should have had to try so hard
To make a love work out, I guess
I don't know what love has got to do with happiness
But the times when we were happy
Were the times we never tried

Sitting down by the highway
Looking down the road
Waiting for a ride
I don't know where I've been
Wishing I could fly away
Don't know where I'm going
Wishing I could hide
Oh God this is some shape I'm in
When the only thing that makes me cry
Is the kindness in my baby's eye

Sometimes I lie awake at night and wonder
Where the years have gone
They have all passed under
Sleep's dark and silent gate

2 comments:

Helen said...

Too short! But what a great idea (the one for the yearbook).

Indigo Bunting said...

Nice.