I Cannot Sleep

I’ve been very lucky in life, and am not known as a purveyor of heartbreak songs. But that doesn’t mean I can’t write one! It’s just that I generally choose to not add to the millions of songs already in that genre.
     At a certain Badass meeting it was intimated that all my songs had canoes in them. Well, often that’s right, and usually I’m proud of it, but I felt a certain challenge. Heck, I can write an emotional song if I feel motivated…



I Cannot Sleep               ©2006 Dave Hadfield


I lie awake, and wonder if you,

Like me, lie awake too,

Miles away, in separate beds,

Thinking over, all that was said…

Words made you bleed,

(some of them true)

Now I cannot sleep, thinking of you.


I can remember, feeling so fine,

When your eyes moved, to meet mine.

A message would pass, with no word at all.

A smile, a spark, and your thoughts would call, to me,

Over the room…

Between we two.

Now I cannot sleep, thinking of you.


I cannot sleep… I toss and turn.

Sometimes I’m cold, and sometimes I burn.

And sometimes I wonder, if I have done,

The right thing at all,

Never a letter… never a call                       [instrumental]


So I lie awake, and wonder again,

Where we, might meet, and when.

How would that go, could I make you smile?

Yeah, maybe, but after a while,

What could I say, after all we’ve been through?

But I cannot sleep, thinking of you.

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