Leave Me

S.J. Donnelly and David Gans

Oh, leave me where I am
I’m only sleeping
I am not weeping
For this bad news is not news
The battle and the war
Have both been lost now
The road is crossed now
And I did not have to move

I’m drowning,
Waiting for the sun to come out
I’ve got my thumb out
And my sign says “Watch this space”

Once I wished for statues
Standing steady in the park
Once I even wished for wings
And turned into a lark
Now it’s for a lamp
To light my way into the dark

Oh, leave me where I am
I’m only sleeping
I am not weeping
For this bad news is not news

Oh, leave me where I am
I’m only sleeping
I am not weeping
For this bad news is not news

The battle and the war
Have both been lost now
The road is crossed now
And I did not have to move

I might awaken Elvis with my wailing
I should be sailing
But the sea has boiled away

Once I wished for granite
And exploded into sand
Once again I wished for wings
And found I loved the land
Now I have my wishes
But it’s not the way I’d planned

Oh, leave me where I am
I’m only sleeping
I am not weeping
For this bad news is not… bad

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