Awake Too Long

Album: The Black Market (2014)
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  • I watched the rise and the fall of the common man
    I lived to see your steps walk back
    I watched the walls all crash down, crumbling
    Just to be rebuilt while we slipped

    We threw suds in the oceans winding
    We promised peace but the peace won't last
    'Cause now we forged new brakes so nervously
    Waiting for this harmony to pass

    I stand guard and roam
    Like a sentinel
    I see it all

    I've been awake too long
    Wish there was something that could close my eyes
    To all that I see
    Awake too long
    It would be easier to fall asleep

    We fell in love but the love kept running out
    We follow roads but the roads all end
    We lived and learned, and learned to live without
    Falling from the matters we assemble

    I've seen the eyes of the widows left behind
    I've seen the child of a violent man
    And never once did our leaders apologize
    For battles they began

    I can't look away, or pretend not to see
    And so I say

    I've been awake too long
    Wish there was something that could close my eyes
    To all that I see
    Awake too long
    It would be easier to fall asleep

    Asleep

    Maybe I would dream if I could sleep
    Maybe I'd see what this could be
    Instead of what you know
    And is there bliss in ignorance?
    Is this our demise we can't prevent?
    Should we fall asleep?

    I've been awake too long
    I've been awake too long
    I've been awake too long
    I've been awake too long

    (I've been awake too long) And like constant vigils we all
    (I've been awake too long) Carry eternal flames
    (I've been awake too long) I'm saturate pains to an open heart
    (I've been awake too long) But through it all
    Every single cut I've been awake Writer/s: BRANDON BARNES, JOSEPH PRINCIPE, TIMOTHY MCILRATH, ZACH BLAIR
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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