I Cannot Sleep

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    I Cannot Sleep - Track 3 from the Dorian Gray EP

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The title is inspired by the Dario Argento film "Non ho Sonno". The lyrics are about the strange and surreal images one might have when entering REM sleep stages. There are references to Argento's
"Deep Red" thrown in to keep the Italian 'giallo' film theme solid.

lyrics

LET IT ALL COME DOWN TONIGHT
POURING RAIN REFLECTS IN MY EYES
REGRESS THE SOUL, JUST LET IT ALL GO
CRAWL INSIDE THE WOMB AGAIN
I'M AWAKE BUT AM I ALIVE
A MILLION THINGS RACE THROUGH MY MIND
TRACING LINES BACK TO THE START
SEVER THE STRINGS THAT SEAR MY HEART

FROZEN INFINITY, HOW IS IT THAT THIS COULD BE
WHEN ONE THOUGHT ENDS, ANOTHER BEGINS

A HEART BEAT, THE COLORS SEEP
SHADES OF CRIMSON RED RUN DEEP
(AND STILL, I SEE)
THE CYCLE NEVER SEEMS TO END
OVER AND OVER AGAIN, BUT STILL

I CANNOT SLEEP

INFECT MY EYES, I PRAY I'M BLIND
WAKE-WALK FROM ONE DAY TO THE NEXT
SOUNDS STILL RING INSIDE MY HEAD
I'M NOT ALIVE BUT I'M NOT DEAD
I'M PLAGUED BY VISIONS
OF WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN

WHERE ARE MY DREAMS, I CANNOT SLEEP
FOREVER FALLING DOWN
BUT NEVER REACHING THE GROUND
WHERE ARE MY DREAMS (WHERE ARE MY DREAMS)
I CANNOT SLEEP (I CANNOT SLEEP)
AWAKE ONE DAY TO FIND
THAT DREAMS ARE NIGHTMARES IN DISGUISE

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from Dorian Gray EP, track released February 1, 2011
Composed by Myke Havoc

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