Since sleep is once again not coming, and according to various medical journal articles (not that I would be desparate enough to read those, ahem) you should not try to force it and rather get up again, here I am, too tired to work on anything, but far too awake to shut my eyes. And so what is one to do?
Gosh, import old CDs from that bag of tricks you been carrying around with yourself. The first part here belongs to Maria McKee, a singer-songwriter known to most of us who were around at the end of the 1980s (yes, I am that old) and who first listened to her in the absolute Bruckheimer blah named Days of Thunder, singing "Show me Heaven" (cover me...)
But her other songs are so much better, and right now, I am giving you one that I think belongs to her best, a little thing called "My Girlhood Among The Outlaws"
My girlhood among the outlawsWas salty, bittersweetThe things I did, I could just kick myself nowThrough nights of lousy dreams
As visions gather in my headI find it hard to live with the things I did and said
But for you, my friendI'd live it all again and love you in the end
Anything for you, baby, anything for youIf it took those years to get me hereI'd do it again for you
I took a leap of faith and I stumbledI tried to live outside grace and I was humbledBut I'd like to bet if I live to fear regretThen we never would've met
Hey, anything for you, baby, anything for youIf it took those years to get me hereI'd do it again for you
So here we are and I don't know what to call it'Cause love, love is such a funny promiseCommitment is impossible, forever is a lieBut that still leaves you and I
Oh, what the hell... here's "Show Me Heaven", too.