Sleep Keeps Me Awake

(C7) Sleep comes creeping in
(G) At four in the morning
(C7) Sneaking up the stairs
(D7) Shoes in her hands

Don’t you know what time it is?
I’ve been worried ’bout you, baby
Seems the least that you could do was
Phone to say you’d be late

Sleep keeps me awake all night
I wonder where she is right now
I told her if she’s late to call
Or don’t come home at all

Last week it was one AM
This week it was two AM
Last night it was three AM
And tonight it’s four AM

(C7) You never mind about that now
(G) Come lay down beside me baby
(C7) Let me hold you in my arms
(G) Let me hold you in my arms
(C7) Let me kiss you, kiss (G)you baby
(C7) Let me hold you in my(G) arms
(C7) And kiss you baby

Captain Swing (Mercury 1989) / Captain Swing (Mighty Sound 2004)

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There was no place whatsoever for a woman in the life and the world that Jack Kerouac described. And women were not going to be invited into it. So it’s sort of like crashing the party. I know I’m here unwelcome and I’m going to rewrite this history so I can be a part of it.