As I Lay Me Down

On heavy mental rotation during the 2010-10-23 - Quad State Quad Buster, this lovely poetic song by Sophie B. Hawkins "As I Lay Me Down":

It felt like spring time on this February morning
In a courtyard birds were singing your praise
I'm still recalling things you said to make me feel all right
I carried them with me today
Now

As I lay me down to sleep
This I pray
That you will hold me dear
Though I'm far away
I'll whisper your name into the sky
And I will wake up happy

I wonder why I feel so high
Though I am not above the sorrow
Heavy hearted
Till you call my name
And it sounds like church bells
Or the whistle of a train
On a summer evening
I'll run to meet you
Barefoot, barely breathing
...

^z - 2018-08-08