Her name is Leigh And she sleeps inside of me I've made up lies to tell her To get her to fall back asleep She has a tendency to wake up In the middle of the night Screaming for me to join her She's always been afraid Of monsters under her bed. I've learned sick lullabies to sing Her back into hibernation And now they are telling me I can't sing anymore They are trying to rip Out my vocal chords And Leigh just sits there Crying her eyes out Because she's afraid of the dark And my skin keeps her away From the sun So maybe instead of singing I will rip open my skin Like they want to rip out my vocal chords So she can see the light.
The piercing sound of her cry Is what keeps me up at night And I'm tired of losing sleep So maybe I will try and stop singing To her those sick little songs But she has to stop crying She won't stop.
I can't get her to stop.
Please make her to stop.
I've run out of sleeping pills And there aren't enough lights Turned on in my bedroom To get her to stop screaming. She's always been afraid of the dark.
She won't stop crying.
I think she has learned that The darkness she is afraid of Comes from inside of me. And the darkness that blooms inside me
Is there because I can't get any sleep.
"I figured it out long ago The dark is nothing to be afraid of I want you to join me So no more sleeping and No more singing Just rip open your skin again Because I want the darkness out I want you to see what I see It's not scary. It's glorious. I don't want to stop crying." *-Sincerely, Leigh