Rolling on the steel wheels poundThe one constant about these business trips I take is a reversion to my old ways. As I did when I was single, I find myself staying awake to the point of exhaustion before going to bed. I believe it has something to do with sleeping alone. There's something comforting about having that special someone lying next to you-- the warmth of another body, their touch...
Racing through the night
On a night train, I can't sleep
I'm fixed to a distant light
And I'm thinking of you
4 am the streets are sizzlin'The thing is, this only gets more difficult, the longer I'm married...
Night buses crawl, Vampires mingling
Floors away from my hotel window
I'm looking on, but I only see you
It's been a long day and I'm sleepless in bedAs I feel my eyelids getting heavier, my bed is beckoning from the other side of the room. I'm finally reaching that point of exhaustion where sleep will be the inevitable destination that I've been trying so hard to escape.
Roy Orbison's 'Cryin' circlin' my head
From a corner of my twelve dollar room
The old radio whispering, but I only hear you
Through our laughter and through our painAnd on that note, I bid you all goodnight
You will save me time, and again
How I need you to understand
I won't sleep peacefully, till you're next to me.
*for those who are curious the song lyrics are from Sleepless by Alex Lumelsky a Detroit area musician who used to frequent my alma mater's student run coffee house, from his 1994 CD Wake Up Dreaming