If I Sleep Tonight

I’ve been emptyin’ my pens into my notebooks
This cabin’s fireplace barely has a flame inside
I’ve been watchin’ out the front door window
There’s nobody else in whom I can confide
None of these songs are good enough
My imagination isn’t hitting me quite right
I’m hoping I don’t dream of you, dear
If I sleep tonight, oh, sweetheart if I sleep tonight

Oh, why was I addicted to you my darlin’
You vanished when I thought you were a shining light
I’m just prayin’ tomorrow I won’t look pasty white
If I sleep tonight, oh, sweetheart if I sleep tonight

I don’t drink whiskey when I’m songwritin’
It won’t keep my tears from flowin’ down
I regret everythin’ between us that happened
Last time I was there with you in your town
No words can describe my heartbreak
And I can’t stop thinkin’ you’ll visit or call
I shoulda seen earlier what’s comin’
I shoulda read the writing on the wall

Oh, why was I addicted to you, darlin’
You vanished when I thought you were a shining light
I’m just prayin’ tomorrow I won’t look pasty white
If I sleep tonight, oh, sweetheart if I sleep tonight

Last I noticed, the good knives were stolen
And I know you must’ve found my hidden gun
if there’s a will, there’s a way ‘n they’ll find you
‘Cause it would be worse if you kill anyone
I’m wonderin’ if you will come back to fight
If you shoot me in cold blood only I’ll know why
Hope cops don’t find my corpse in the mornin’
And I pray to God I can get some sleep tonight

Oh, why was I addicted to you, darlin’
You vanished when I thought you were a shining light
I’m just prayin’ tomorrow I won’t look pasty white
If I sleep tonight, oh, sweetheart if I sleep tonight

Sweet baby Jesus, let me sleep tonight

November 9, 2020

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