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Sleeping At Last – NINE Lyrics

NINE by Sleeping At Last


who am i
to say what any of this means-
i have been sleepwalking
since i was fourteen.

now as i write my song,
i retrace my steps.
honestly, it’s easier
to let myself forget.

still, i check my vital signs.
choked up, i realize
i’ve been less than half myself
for more than half my life.

wake up.
fall in love again,
wage war on gravity.
there’s so much
worth fighting for.
you’ll see.

another domino falls
either way.

it looks like empathy,
to understand all sides,
but i’m just trying to find myself
through someone else’s eyes.

so please show me what to do
to restart this heart of mine.
how do i forgive myself
for losing so much time?

wake up.
roll up your sleeves.
there’s a chain reaction
in your heart,
muscle memory
remembering who you are.

stand up.
fall in love again and again and again.
wage war on gravity.
there’s so much
worth fighting for,
you’ll see.

another domino falls
and another domino falls

a little at a time,
i feel more alive.
i let the scale tip and feel all of it,
it’s uncomfortable but right.

we were born to try,
to see each other through.
to know and love ourselves and others well
is the most difficult and meaningful
work we’ll ever do.


“NINE” Released On June 7, 2019