C Am Night passed so slowly; all the dreams were bad. G C Pandora's box fell down and it broke open. C Am All of my memories bound to make me sad. G C I heard every unkind word I'd spoken. G7 C Hard though I tried, I couldn't get myself awake. F C G Hard though I cried, I would remember each mistake. C Am Praying for sunrise; prayers were all I had - G G7 C Prayers and all the promises I'd broken.
How can I make it - feeling this a-way?
Not at all convinced to go on living.
No place to go to, no excuse to stay;
One more soul in bad need of forgiving.
Hard though I tried, I couldn't get myself awake.
Hard though I cried, I would remember each mistake.
Hanging on till sunrise, living day by day,
Praying for grace and faced with a need for living.
Here in this alley, back against this wall,
All that's left is what time has not taken.
Love was no answer - love just took it all.
Love was one more way I was mistaken.
Hard though I try, I cannot get myself awake.
Hard though I cry, I will remember each mistake.
Hoping I survive this, hoping I don't fall,
Hoping some day soon I'll reawaken.
(Words and music by Tom Paxton, 1977)
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