Week 171 // Half Slept Dreams​/​Up Late Sleeping

by Mount Everest

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This week’s song is sort of the opposite of a lullaby. I guess that the literal opposite of a lullaby might be an alarm, but that’s not what I’m going for here. If a lullaby is meant to soothe a person to sleep, this is meant to gently bring a person about again. It’s about the strange and elusive half dreams of waking up. It’s about mumbling in your sleep and perhaps revealing important secrets. It’s about the disorientation and ease of a pleasant morning. It’s about laying in bed and not having to get out.

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Things I’ve said in half slept dreams
Hear the room, and sounds and things
Cautious phrase and things I’ve kept
Breach them all, the way I’ve slept

Why do I feel like
I’ve been up late sleeping?

Why does it feel like
Your hand slowly creeping

What does it mean when
Soft light, almost blinking

What does it feel like?

Someday Sunday good and strange
Come the light and breach the waves
Half slept things that I forgot
Reaching out to find the spot

Why do I feel like
I’ve been up late sleeping?

Why does it feel like
Your hand slowly creeping

What does it mean when
Soft light, almost blinking

What does it feel like?

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released February 24, 2014

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Mount Everest Brooklyn, New York

I’ve been making up a new song every week since 2010.
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