Heavy Slumber

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Heavy slumber

The sun is rising
Far away
The road is winding
I'm awake
Wide-eyed

My thoughts are melting
Into a thick veil of mist
While you're sleeping peacefully.
Who really needs to take a rest?

I set off and stride
Straight ahead with a firm step
Trying to catch shapes through this fog
I'd like you to be here
But you're still a frozen shadow

I quicken my pace through the mountain
Out of breath, eager to understand
Why it's getting so dark
There's still a bit of rope to climb
No danger, the place is easy to find
I paved the way for you


Please stay away
From this heavy slumber
I've no strength left to stay
To the cemetery of doubt

Please dare to face
The heavy thunder
There's no shame in feeling the rain
Nothing to worry about

The more I walk, the more it's silent
The more you talk, the less I hear your voice
Your mind is shut, far on an island
Eyes half open, you're stuck in the ground

(chorus)

Tell me I'm not alone to fight
Tell me you're not afraid to try

Tell me that time is on our side
Tell me my patience is not running out

Show me that we can reach the top
Show me we'll make up for the distance

Show me that you're able to stop
The echo of your deafening silence

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from Irony & Smiles, released October 4, 2018

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