battle of the quiet

So quiet…
Quarter past four and quiet…
Should sleep now…
Should try it.
But cant cos…
Its so quiet.

I had the sound on, running low in the background.
Tv glows blue n green…
Little girl sleeping, so cute in her slumber.
I shouldnt be awake I need to dream.
Need to sleep to dream…
Need to dream to be…
Need to sleep to replenish what I seek,
Need to seek some sleep.

Some old aussie film plays on that box,
Its on mute now tho you see…
The sound was on but still quite low,
When I got a fright,
Cos its night,
And i’m all alone…

Some fool out the front playin games,
Most probly on their way home…
Banging shit out the front,
Malicious in its undertone.

But since then all is quiet…
Not a foreign sound in or round the house,
Only the fire trying not to smother,
And me sneakin round like a mouse…

If i wasnt quite so stoned,
And being home all alone,
I mite go out to peek around,
Or yell out hey fuck off back to town…
But yea that would be a bad idea,
If any danger was ever near,
Being home alone…

So quiet and I loathe the quiet,
It lets the nut thoughts in.
Too much room in the silence,
For thoughts to get violent,
Battle Royale of the mind begins…

I would turn the sound on,
And lapse back to normal,
If for me,
There was ever such a thing…
But the thoughts will win,
I’ll sit here dormant,
And this is where sleep deprived crazy begins…

The fire is going again,
It didnt die…
Hooray for the power of the flame.
Its crackling roar so loud in the quiet,
But it has no power or probly desire,
To keep my thoughts at bay,
Mon dieu that noise is to blame…

So quiet…
So quiet…
Ten to five and quiet…
Thoughts battling it out… what a riot…
Should sleep now,
Should try it,
But cant cos,
Its so quiet…

battle of the quiet


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