Sleep, Come Easy

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This started as a collection of lullabies that parents and kiddos could unwind to together. It morphed into something tinged with sadness and longing, seeking comfort in the late evening. I hope you enjoy it.

Please note that these recordings are works in progress. The finished album will be released later this year. Feel free to download and enjoy. An email will be sent out when the record is completed.

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released August 9, 2012

All songs written and performed by C. August Blatz

May All Your Dreams Be Sweet - Lyrics by Sunni Cowan and C. August Blatz with music by C. August Blatz

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Track Name: I'm Tired
I'm tired
Oh I'm tired
And I'm looking for a place just to lay my head

Little room for rent
Or an extra bed
Or a pillow in a corner back behind your old desk

I'm tired
Oh i'm tired
And I'm looking for a place just to lay my head

Been at this for hours
Oh it's out of my power
I didn't sleep the last two nights and my stomach is sour

Cause I'm tired
Oh I'm tired
And I'm looking for a place just to lay my head

Haven't got a lot of stuff
But I would say it's enough
This broken heart's the heaviest moving it might be rough

And I'm tired
Oh I'm tired
And I'm looking for a place just to lay my head

Maybe get some rest
Baby, give it a rest
Woman, let me get some rest
Track Name: May All Your Dreams Be Sweet
There was a time
When I could paint a picture of ya without opening my eyes
And I know that I still could

Now I will hold you
Now we will sleep
Now I will breathe the scent of your sweet skin
But I'm just remembering

There was a time when this brass bed of mine was ours every night
And your skin was white in that soft summer moonlight

And you gently pressed it
Against my chest and
This communion of flesh and your slow and steady breathing
Was my sweetest evening hymn

Go to sleep
Go to sleep
May all your dreams be sweet tonight
May all your dreams be sweet tonight

No seasons do change and so do our minds
This big bed's become a prison, a prison of mine
That I have been building just to pass the time
As I long for days gone on by

Oh where did my lullaby go?
How was I to know
That our time together was like
The passing of the night?

Go to sleep
Go to sleep
May all your dreams be sweet
May all your dreams be sweet
Track Name: Hobo's Lullaby
Go to sleep you weary hobo
Let the towns drift slowly by
Listen to the steel rails humming
That's a hobo's lullaby

Do not thing about tomorrow
Let tomorrow come and go
Tonight you've got a nice warm box car
Safe from all this wind and snow

I know the police cause you trouble
They cause trouble everywhere
When you die and go to heaven
You'll find no policemen there

So go to sleep you weary hobo
Let the towns drift slowly by
Listen to the steel rails humming
That's a hobos lullaby
Track Name: Sleep, Come Easy
There's no wine to speak of
There's no wine to sing me soft and sweet to sleep
There's no suggestion of the warmth that you'd bring again and again to my cheek
There's no comfort lying awake here next to me, next to me 'tween these cold sheets

Sleep, come easy tonight.

There's no whiskey to sip on
There's no whiskey to hold me fast and firm to my seat
There is a vacancy in the eyes that you cast on the wall and your hands and my feet
There is distance in the words of goodbye that you ceasingly seem to repeat

Sleep, come easy tonight.

There was intoxication hanging moist on your lips and fresh on your hips and caught in the very music of your voice
Well now there's no echo, no voice in the hall,
There's no shadow, no answer to my call

Sleep, though I'm lonesome oh take me away on your sweet ship,
Sleep, though I'm lonesome oh take me away on your sweet ship,
Sleep, though she's gone from my presence and sight,
Sleep, come easy tonight.
Track Name: Run, darlin', run
Kiss me as we bathe in the light of the moon
Lay me down in your hidden bedroom
Greet me in the morning, bright as the sun
Then bid me farewell and run, darlin', run

Run, darlin', run
Run, darlin', run
Bid me good morning,
then run, darlin', run

Sing me your songs in the parking lot night
Take my open hand, babe, please hold on tight
Tell me something sweet while the moon's shining bright
'Cause I know by the morning you'll run, darlin', run

Have you got a good man who pays you his mind?
Tell me your story, share me your time
'cause if you will have me I would gladly call you mine
but I know by the morning you'll run, darlin', run