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The Pixie Can't Sleep

from Tangles by S. J. Tucker

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The dreams are coming, wild and still
The dreams are coming in.
The thief of love collects her kill
The night can now begin/the walls start closing in

The Pixie Can't Sleep

She loved you better, but could you let her?
She's banished back to the dreaming; just forget her.
Out with the hungry; in with the burned
The lesson is learned-you both played the victim.

I know you know the Pixie can't sleep/sleep is overrated.
Since she heard you can't sleep she's devastated.

Rest is overrated; love is a dream without a world.
Its language is empty as a coma, floating free of all concerned.
The lesson learned-let go and go.
There's more room to breathe when you're alone.

The Pixie Can't Sleep

Just a little too late the dragon dreams
The goddess rises and she screams:
Girl, what are you doing? Your love is a dream
Without a setting, and you're forgetting the lesson learned.

The dreams are coming wild and still
The dreams are coming in
The thief of love collects her kill
The night can now begin/walls start closing in
The dreams are singing wild and shrill
She vanishes in the din
The thief of love can drink her fill
But the sleeper's growing thin-I am stretched too thin.

I can't sleep.


from Tangles, released July 4, 2005


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“Without our songs and stories, we are nothing.” S. J. Tucker has been captain of her own music career since 2004, when she left the workaday world behind to sing songs and change lives. Tucker is the voice of lore at the campfire and the sharp laughter of modern myth. With one hand anchored in her art and the other held out to us, she is songs and stories, community and wit. ... more


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