Sleepyhead


So many of you won't know this (I mean how WOULD you know...you don't know me) but many moons ago I was once in a band and we called ourselves "Sleepyhead". I played lead guitar, did backup vocals and I also wrote all of the lyrics for our one and only solo album, also titled Sleepyhead. Anyway, I got browsing through a bunch of old stuff today and came across our CD so I thought I'd include a song and lyrics that kinda depict what I'm going through right now. The song is called "Sometimes I Hear You Cry" and actually when I wrote the lyrics I was doing so from an outsider's perspective and how they might view one of my depressive episodes. So, here goes...hope you enjoy. (Lyrics are at the bottom)


"Sometime I Hear You Cry"

hey little girl blue

why are you sad today

has life been bringing you down

people try to come near

but you just seem to push away

and pretend that no one else is around

was it something that was done

was it something that was said to you

did you turn and close up inside

take a shelter in a world but you’re so far from the truth

it’s gonna tear you up and eat you alive

sometimes i hear you cry

it makes me wonder

sometimes i hear you cry

why should i care

sometimes i hear you cry

it pulls me under

and i’m trapped with you in your despair

have you found anybody you can blame

for the fallen world

trapped in a web of desire

struggle hard to break free

but you might miss in the world

you’ll get burned if you keep playing with fire

sometimes i hear you cry

it makes me wonder

sometimes i hear you cry

why should i care

sometimes i hear you cry

it pulls me under

and i’m trapped with you in your despair

are you ever gonna turn around

are you ever gonna make a sound

are you ever

are you ever gonna stand and face the crowd

you gotta speak if you wanna change

stand up

speak out

or say it loud now

sometimes i hear you cry

it makes me wonder

sometimes i hear you cry

why should i care

sometimes i hear you cry

it pulls me under

and i’m trapped with you in your despair

sometimes i hear you cry

it makes me wonder

sometimes i hear you cry

why should i care

sometimes i hear you cry

it pulls me under

and i’m trapped with you in your despair