Michael Woodhead

CITY OF SLEEP

First version performed by Michael
& Mary-Ann van Dun, 1971

Second version performed by Michael, 2017

Written & Composed by Michael Woodhead
Copyright © 1966, 2017

Through fields of flowing honey seeds
I tread the weary miles
And, all about me
Crystal birds still greet me with their smiles
La la la la la lah
City of sleep
Where do you keep all thy wanderers

In skies of rippling cherry buds
I fly to all the stars
And all about
The people sing of candy chocolate bars
La la la la la lah
City of sleep
Where do you keep all thy mysteries

In seas of weeping maidenhood
I clasp thee to my breast
And hope to see
Some sign from thee that I might take my rest
La la la la la lah
City of sleep
Where do you keep all thy tragedies

And soon my life will end
When I will ride the Horse of Death
While, here, on Earth I close my eyes
And take my final breath
La la la la la lah
City of sleep
Where do you keep all thy histories


Mary-Ann van Dun


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