Governing Dynamics - Song To Stay Awake (700 Miles)

from by Various Artists

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Awake in the starlight
Hardly a world away
If I misjudged the distance
I'll feel every inch today

A still-ringing gunshot
But only through-and-through
And so many miles before
My voice could reach you

As far as I know you're only sleeping
Hope against hope you're only sleeping

So much left to do
So much to see
Don't cut your story short
There's so much left to say
Life to be set free
Things that I forgot before

I sang this song to stay awake
This song to keep us warm
This song to make the miles disappear

I bought you a movie
On the way to the town
Prayed you'd see it with me
A proposal turned down
At mile two hundred
I sang with all I had
To keep the car moving
Taking the good with the bad

Like I have not escaped this wreck yet
Like worse could come then dying young and perfect

So much left to do
So much to see
Don't cut your story short
There's so much left to say
Lost time to be set free
Things that I forgot before

I sang a song to stay awake
A song to keep our eyes open
This song, to hold reality at bay

And i unwound, i unraveled
Added verse for every hour I traveled
At 1 in the morning i'd reached the end
Of the elaborate game of pretend

This is a song to stay awake
This is a song to change the world
This is a song to erase time that was taken away

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from SpinTunes #8: Round 1, released February 11, 2014

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