Waking up, one down, to a daybreak
With a destination of dynamite
The mountains can be murderers
When you wanna shine like anthracite
Nature and humankind holding knives,
Nurturing each other as accomplices
The explosions in the closing distance
Are dreams that can't be accomplishments

Lift me up, lift me up
Lift me up; lift me, lift me
Please release me from this bed
By god or by goddess,
By medicine or machine
I want to do what I see my heroes doing
Here on the computer and TV screens
I need a recovery to rescue my life
Before everything stops flickering

I promise not to kill time like
The idle rich or the wild teenager
If opportunity windows open,
I will never let them shatter
It won't be like those two years
Of landmines laid beneath sunshine
Not one declaration to departure
To start itself decades ahead of time

Lift me up, lift me up
Lift me up; lift me, lift me
Please release me from this bed
By god or by goddess,
By medicine or machine
I want to do what I see my neighbors doing
My eyes shuttering behind window screens
I need regeneration to restore this body
That's hastening its mortality

There's a sleep that leads to death
And another one that leads to life
Doctors and nurses bedeviled by
The births so cursed despite prayers
And experiments glimmering in bright
Hospital lights

There's a sleep that leads to death
And another one that leads to life
A frame and a brain which thrash
While peace ignores the partition
Between first breath and the first
Quiet night

There's a sleep that leads to death
And another one that leads to life
And there's a never-ending nightmare
Searching for scenes where the police
Are reading handcuffed deities
Their rights

Lift me up, lift me up
Please release me from this bed
By god or by goddess,
By medicine or machine
Before my back finishes bending,
Before my lungs finish collapsing,
Before my heart finishes breaking
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The Sleep Of Life Or Death Lyrics

Vital Organ Auction – The Sleep Of Life Or Death Lyrics