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Elvis Perkins - While You Were Sleeping Lyrics

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  • While you were sleeping your babies grew
  • The stars shined and the shadows moved
  • Time flew the phone rang
  • There was a silence when the kitchen sang
  • It's songs competed like kids for space
  • We stared for hours in our maker's face
  • They gave us picks said "go mine the sun
  • And go gold and come back when you're done"
  • Uh oh
  • While you were sleeping you tossed you turned
  • You rolled your eyes as the world burned
  • The heavens fell the earth quaked
  • I thought you must be but you weren't awake, no
  • You were dreaming you ignored the sun
  • You grew your power garden for your little ones
  • And you found brides for them on Christmas Eve
  • They hung young Cain from the Adam trees
  • And danced uh oh
  • While you were sleeping I tossed and I turned too
  • I closed my eyes but the future burned through
  • The planet turned a hair grey as I relived the day
  • While you were sleeping the money died
  • Machines were harmless and the earth sighed
  • The wind you swept sound and gravity brought my love
  • Around
  • The oceans rose sang about decay
  • The witches flew and the mermaids stayed
  • Full of dreams you overslept
  • In keeping with the quiet through the walls I crept
  • I walked on tip-toes sent darkness swirling over all
  • The kitchen
  • In the early morning
  • Uh oh uh oh
  • I'll never catch up to you who sleep so sound
  • My yawns are useless my heart beats too loud
  • To go to sleep my mind's too proud to bow out
  • While you were sleeping the time changed
  • All your things were rearranged
  • Your vampire mirrors face to face
  • They saw forever out into space and found you dreaming
  • In black and white
  • While it rained in all the colors of the night
  • Uh oh uh oh
  • I watched the tv's memories champion ships vanish to
  • Sea
  • Can it be my honey between you and me
  • So I waited for the riddled sky to be solved again by
  • Sunrise
  • And I made a death soup for life
  • For my father's I'll widowed wife
  • Did you have that strangest dream before you woke
  • 'Cause in your gown you had the butterfly stroke
  • Did it escape you like some half-told joke
  • When you reached for your plume of smoke
  • And it'll haunt you my honey bee
  • Anyone who's anyone has that same dream
  • Were you falling were you flying and were you calling
  • Out or were you dying
  • But thank god you're up now let's stay this way
  • Else there'll be no mornings and no more days
  • 'Cause when we're dreaming the babies grow
  • The stars shine and the shadows flow
  • Time flies the phone rings there is a silence
  • When everybody tries to sing
  • Uh oh uh oh

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