Unawake (Wake Up)

from Songs for Refugees by Lee Quick

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Written October 2004, revised October 2006.

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(revised lyrics ©2016)

All night I lay wondering
What my other life could have been
Turning to the pillow
Where the soothing darkness takes me in

All day I'm remembering
All the brilliant things I never did
Turning from the window
When the burning light comes thru the shade

Tell my eyes to open up for the moment's over
Maybe someday now or later it's time to wake up

All day I see nothing
But the daydream in my head
Lying in the bed I made
Or just blindly lying to myself

Tell my eyes to open up for the moment's over
Maybe someday now or later it's time to wake up
Maybe better late than never it's time to wake up

All night I am hiding
From the sunlight that burns my skin
All day I am sleeping
Thru the brilliant life that could have been

Tell me I don't have to wake up
Tell me I don't have to wake up
Tell me I don't have to wake up
Tell a lie

Tell my eyes to open up for the moment's over
Maybe someday now or later it's time to wake up
Maybe better late than never it's time to wake up
It's time to wake up

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from Songs for Refugees, released February 5, 2008

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Lee Quick Los Angeles, California

Lee Quick is a teacher, singer-songwriter-guitarist, ex-Army bassoonist, and Katrina refugee with a penchant for guitar songs.

Louisiana-born and classically trained, Lee writes in varied acoustic, folk and country styles, minimally self-produced.

For lessons on guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, and songwriting, visit the link below for Lee’s TakeLessons profile.
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