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CLOSE YOUR EYES (AND GO TO SLEEP)

From the look of the place and the look on your face
All the signs said I had to let you go
Still I clung to the hope that you'd toss me the rope
So I could bring you safe into the fold
And I kicked, and I screamed, and I begged, and I pleaded
And dug my heels in so deep
Still you went on before, leaving me on the shore
Crying, close your eyes and go to sleep


So you live, so you learn, trying your best to turn
Every loss into some kind of gain
This I know in my mind, while in my heart, it's hard to find
Any solace to assuage this pain
Still I watch and I wait and I look and I listen
For some sign of life I can keep
To remind me somehow of the love that allowed me to say
Close your eyes and go to sleep


Shouldn't there be a law that says
No child can go before Mommy and Daddy leap?
Still you went on before, leaving me on the shore
Crying, close your eyes and go to sleep
Darling, close your eyes and go to sleep