Sleep Will Set Me Free

by Sorcha Richardson

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released 29 June 2012

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Track Name: Alone
If there's one thing that you should learn,
It's maybe you should be concerned,
About me, about me,

The secret's out, I'm telling it,
There's a Rebel inside Eliot,
And she's leaving, don't you follow me,

Cause I'm better off alone,
I'm better off alone,
I'm better when I'm holding onto nothing,
When I've got room to roam,

You can try and win my heart,
But you should know before you start,
That it beats in syncopation, with the city, rarely with the nation

I wrapped your flag around my neck,
To try and keep my pulse in check,
But it's all a waste, you hate this place,
And our bones break when we embrace

That's why we're better off alone
We're better off alone
Better when we're holding
When I've got room to roam

Yeah we're better off alone
Better off alone
Better when there's nobody beside me
So much better on my own

On my oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-own

On my oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-own

My lungs are set to burst,
This house is haunted, maybe I'm cursed
My lungs are set to burst,
This house is haunted, maybe something much worse
My dreams are dark and cold
I'm lost and alone on a road I don't know
Dragging a chest that's too heavy to hold
Full of the feelings that I never showed
Full of the secrets that I never told
Chained round my knees now they buckle and fold

That's why I'm better off alone
I'm better off alone
I'm better when I'm holding nothing
When I've got room to roam
Yeah I'm better off alone
I'm better off alone
I'm better when there's nobody beside me,
So much better on my own,
On my oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh-own
Track Name: Early Morning Rising
Early morning driving
Means early morning rising
Headlights hit the cold wet ground,

My fingertips are frozen
I just can't keep my eyes open
In Dublin departure lounge

The sun is slowly climbing,
Life has funny timing
It'll be a while before I'm homeward bound,

But when I do come home will you still come around?
When I do come home where will you be found?

Ohh, Ohh
Ohh, Ohh

New Years Day silence
My head is full of violence
I drag a heavy heart and hide inside a cave

But summer melts these hidden woes
We get drunk and shed our clothes
Whiskey makes me feel so brave

But I wash the taste out of my mouth
We hang daisies in the tree house
Christmas we lay lilies at your grave

Please don't wait, I'll be safe
Just go my love, migrate
Please don't wait, I'll be safe,
Just go my love, migrate,

Ohh, Ohh
Ohh, Ohh,
Ohh, Ohh,
I wake up in the night,
You're not by my side,
Ohh, Ohh,
Maybe sleep will set me free
I'm lost alone at sea,

You're not here with me,
Sleep will set me free
You're not here with me,
Sleep will set me free

Ohh, Ooh,
Ooh, Ohh,
Track Name: Birds of Summer
I was looking dangerously,
But I was looking at the wrong one,
I pulled on the trigger with both hands,
I forgot to load my shotgun,

You're just another secret lover,
Who never reached the covers of my bed

A secret you will stay
Locked away inside the prison walls of my head,

I dragged you to the gates of hell
Down upon your knees to the ground you fell
And if you feel so overwhelmed
I'm the one that you can tell
I'm still your friend

You're my idea of home
And if you leave, this place becomes unknown,
Maybe more of myself I should have shown,
Maybe closer we all would have grown,

But the birds of summer still haven't flown,
The leaves upon the trees, they are falling,
But the wind doesn't blow,

I dragged you to the gates of hell
Down upon your knees to the ground you fell,
And if you feel so overwhelmed,
I'm the one that you can tell,
I'm still you friend,

Oh what am I gonna do now?
You think I'll follow you down?
Oh, it's all becoming very clear,
That I cannot depend on anybody here,
You need more love that you need fear
Track Name: I Heart NYC
We've got romance
Written on our hands
Etched on our foreheads
Creased the sheets in my bed

Ohh

You had on a t-shirt saying I heart NYC
New York City just how much do you love me?
You had on a t-shirt saying I heart NYC
New York City just how much do you love me?

I saw a sunrise
On a crumbling skyline
But by the time the sunset
You knew I was not a safe bet
And we tied the laces on our dancing shoes
I felt much more than just a spark to a fuse
What I stand to gain, is more than I might lose
But you let go of my hand, you left my heart bruised

You had on a t-shirt saying I Heart NYC
New York City just how much do you love me
You had on a t-shirt saying I Heart NYC
New York City just how much do you love me?

Let your heart go free
I'm the one for you
You have only eyes for me
Let your heart go free
I'm the one for you
You said you'd make time for me
Ohh
Ohh

You had on a t-shirt saying I Heart NYC
New York City just how much do you love me?
You had on a t-shirt saying I Heart NYC
New York City just how much do you love me?
Track Name: Higher
Why don't we still talk like we used to?
Sunday morning sorry did I speak to you last night?

I used to sleep on your shoulder,
Now the weekends are colder, I sleep on my side

Cause you don't take me higher,
Like you did before,
You don't take me higher,
Anymore

I was walking through New York,
Cross avenues I haven't viewed at 6am before

The subway is empty, the track's so unsteady
I sway back and forth, pass your stop, but I stay on board,

Cause you don't take me higher
Like you did before,
You don't take me higher,
Anymore
You don't take me higher,
Like you did before,
You don't take me higher,
Anymore,

Did you love me?
Cause I think I loved you too,
But that's all changing,
I'm no longer confused,

Don't come over,
After hours,
Cause I'm just learning to,
Evade your powers

But if you do come over,
In the night time,
Darling your hand,
It will not find mine,

Cause I don't love you,
Like I used to,
And it hurts my heart to say...

That you don't take me higher,
Like you did before,
You don't take me higher,
Anymore,
You don't take me higher,
Like you did before,
You don't take me higher,
Anymore