Sleepy Dust

By Richard Sutton

My eyelids peel apart

My body feels sore

Just lying here, I do not move

Not until I fall


Fall into this sickly state

and can't take anymore

I move, but I’m still not awake,

I just fall to the floor


The more sleep I get, the more dozy my head

I’m dreaming my life away

Like a drug, it pulls me apart

And it's here to stay


The more sleep I get, the more deeper I'm led

Into this curse, that keeps me in bed

It hunts me at night

It drains me all day

I’ve got to wipe, my sleepy dust away


All day I’m in a hazy dream

I can’t focus my mind

I try to express my thoughts

But fail every time

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There's no point, in living this way

I’ve got to break these chains

And kill that incessant plague

That’s pumping through my veins


The more sleep I get, the more dozy my head

I’m dreaming my life away

Like a drug, it pulls me apart

And it's here to stay


The more sleep I get, the more deeper I'm led

Into this curse, that keeps me in bed

It hunts me at night

It drains me all day

I’ve got to wipe, my sleepy dust away


When it seems, I’ve found the cure

And the evil is slain

I've let my guard down, I’ve opened the gates

And now it's back again


It's back again

It's back again

It's back again

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