Sleep (song – rework)

I can’t eat, I can’t sleep, I still think about you
can’t laugh, won’t cry, I still dream about you
every day you’re in my mind, can’t be without you
I’m fading inside, all I can do is sing about you

trying to find a way but can’t seem to reach you
and you never tried to find a way to at least give me closure
so I’m writing rhymes and bass and keys and drums
don’t give a fuck if the end of the world comes
when a man doesn’t care what happens to him
no amount of fear or shame can get beneath his skin
they can put me jail or shoot me in the streets
either way is unimportant other people got my beats
don’t care if I disappear or become famous
a man without hope is motherfucking shameless

I can’t eat, I can’t sleep, I still think about you
can’t laugh, won’t cry, I still dream about you
every day you’re in my mind, can’t be without you
I’m fading inside, all I can do is sing about you

If I feel guilt for what I said and done after
it should be overfilled with the coldness that you brought with you
you wanna bring me to my knees like you did before
do it I just don’t care for this shit no more
they can shoot me and kill me or lock me up
don’t give a shit, without you I don’t give a fuck
let them take me I’ll spit in their faces too
only thing I gave a fuck about in the world was you
producer got my beats going to release them
songs all about you although my heart and my mind are numb

I can’t eat, I can’t sleep, I still think about you
can’t laugh, won’t cry, I still dream about you
every day you’re in my mind, can’t be without you
I’m fading inside, all I can do is sing about you

Ain’t got no fire but I’m screaming scorched earth
I realized that nothing you said ain’t got no worth
property of daddy was what your sign said
still got it on my fridge for anything it meant
still staring with my eyes unfocused and glazed
with the panties you left in my mailbox when I was away
you gave it to me and it’s the only thing I read
I’m lost and you don’t even care to look for me your silence said
don’t give a fuck if I rise or fall don’t care what happens
I was never in your thoughts I was just some distraction

I can’t eat, I can’t sleep, I still think about you
can’t laugh, won’t cry, I still dream about you
every day you’re in my mind, can’t be without you
I’m fading inside, all I can do is sing about you

Reworked lyrics at the request of the producer.

4 thoughts on “Sleep (song – rework)

    1. Maybe you’ll get to hear it sometime. It’s one I am definitely looking to record. Apparently I have studio time booked but it’s months away and sort of covid dependent. More to follow. And I am glad I’ve managed to touch at least one person with my lyrics

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      1. To be honest I’m still more than a little astounded. I’m a white guy writing hiphop/R&B and I question my right to do so. But apparently my sponsor/producer doesn’t. I’m not even sure this is what I want yet.

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