Reasons Not To Sleep

by Miss Vincent

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1.
DNR 03:22
Falling behind when I consider the cost Please forgive me The strength in my parietal is lost This is easy My anterior cingulate is all but gone Falling faster So where are you now? Will you come and save me from this disaster? Strike me off the chart, shut me down and put me on a DNR You told me you once chose to die instead of do Don’t go back now The deck’s on the table, 'cause now it’s me and you Obvious to anyone dejected All of us, and it’s hopeless on your own Arduous, like a cranium infected Ill convinced this crepuscule is home Lend me a hand, you’re contemplating something All you can stand, you’ve taken And the rest of it we never get to know
2.
A little attention gave you such a stark fright So come out the darkness and into the spotlight The homage we pay to those that have helped us Is part of the crime but in time, you realise This isn’t who we are Now sing it with me This isn’t who we are Wallowing in gradients of grey forever It’s time to give up but you’ve no towel to throw in Perhaps it’s a sign, just take what you’re given I stand at the foot of the mountain determined It’s part of the climb but in time, you realise. And I’ll watch the fire till it dies, so fleeting a feeling Such is my own will to revive my sense of achieving
3.
My pondering's proving prophetic Maybe it's been too long Your demeanour's a little pathetic You're chasing a conclusion that's long foregone But don't take me to the hospital There's nothing there to help me All their drugs are temporary I'm horror struck with fear I'll be withdrawn for days I'm as incisive and derisive as they come Declining every year With my self loathing ways But they're as hollow and alone as I am numb Don't listen to the cries from the distance They envy the way you grind I promise, I bet, there's a life for you yet But it won't all be easy to find So, where to begin? You missed so much Where have you been? I'm just a disparate problem I'm not right, to be clear I'm still as desperate as ever
4.
Shogun Queen 02:34
As the water fills my lungs I will carry out my turn As the verses roll off my tongue I will feel my insides burn As my timing slowly improves I will draw my prey in tight As the blood drips off my lip I will be there for the night It’s what you want to be You are the shogun queen of the world My memory may be displaced, but I remember every face So take what’s left of me, yeah When the curse has left your lips then you know you can’t go back From that moment the best form of defence is attack Retracing trodden ground is a surefire way to fail So spread the apathy around cos the atmosphere is stale Still waters run deep, check your depth before you dive A deep breath and a leap of faith, you won’t survive I wouldn’t put it past her to turn up at your door It seems it matters more than you said it did before
5.
Whatever it is you think’s disappeared from how I live, you’re mistaken And this just presents a turn of events that no one but you could have forsaken And like before, you can’t restore your faith and now you’re waiting out for something There’s not much left, so choose your best and watch the rest unfold So where in the world would you hide the answer to all of our woes and the hell we’re in? So far yet so close, how much further is there left to go? Whatever you think, you’re not on the brink, you’re so far from it’s not worth discussing You light up your eyes, with death in disguise, you’re so far gone that it’s disgusting The more you look the less you find We had enough but left behind the ones that slipped our minds
6.
Just one look can be the saviour from the things getting me down Belligerent behaviour is epidemic in this town As I recollect all the effects that pool the light on you Life support that pulls me through To myself, I scream for for help We're out of luck and it's this mess we're stuck in Don't blame it on yourself Don't blame it on yourself Despite your instruction, I'm too tired to function Don't blame it on yourself But I blame it on myself My blood is stale, my eyelids are heavy but I'm forcing them to move Life is a tale that's told by an idiot, there's nothing we can do Tell me, if we breathe the same way, what's that sticking in my throat? And how much air will make me float? Both hands are clenched like vices And sleep is like a dream It's just another crisis For a structure with an inlet valve that's filling up with steam And I hate the way the sun comes up when rest's just about to start And I hate every mile and every minute we're apart I know, I think that I know

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released November 5, 2015

Produced by Neil D. Kennedy
Engineered by Daly George
The Ranch Production House, Southampton, UK

Artwork by J-Monster Art

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