Silent Comes The Nighttime (Again)

from Hollywood Under The Knife + Hollywood Cuts (The Remixes) by The Opiates

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Silent comes the nighttime from behind
Like a sandy greyish flicker in my eye
Ordering me to wash away the dust of everyday life
I watch TV, so much TV
Now there’s a vacancy where an aim used to be
If only silence would wash over me
But I’m only paralyzed
Like a puppet with the strings hanging I lie
A nothing, Mr Sandman
I need a dream badly
Give me the nightmares I’ll take them gladly
Give me the ghouls and ghosts
I’ll be a happy host
No more stalking, sleepwalking
Fearing the dawn that I’m so torn in, yeah

Silent the night descended
While all the world surrendered
I’m stabbing holes in this endless night
Silent the night came down and
Can I please just drown out of sight
Washing away in the clear starlight

Silent comes the nighttime just a solitary daze, hazy
And it feels more tiring than a hundred working days, this effort
But every night succeeds to put me in my place, this effort
Shooting these shadows, running the maze, this effort
I watch TV, so much TV
The books I read for company...
Was it like this as a child?
As a child/Was it always that
I was this tired from sleeping?
Outsmarted by tyrants, demons, demons, hazy
Like a puppet with the strings hanging I lie
A nothing, Mr Sandman give me one clear morning
Give me the nightmares I’ll take all of them

Silent the night descended
While all the world surrendered
I’m stabbing holes in this endless night
Silent the night came down and
Can I please just drown out of sight
Washing away in the clear starlight

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from Hollywood Under The Knife + Hollywood Cuts (The Remixes), released March 26, 2012
written by Billie Ray Martin/Mikael Delta/Robert Solheim
music by Robert Solheim
melodies/lyrics by Billie Ray Martin, except where noted
produced and mixed by The Opiates
mastered by Chris von Rautenkranz at Soundgarden Hamburg
published by: Touch Tones Music (Billie Ray Martin), Copyright Control (Robert Solheim), DVersion Music Publishing Ltd (Mikael Delta)

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