It came when I was young
It was sweet and soft and swift
Darkness offered protection
Sleep was my first taste of bliss

Now it's abandoned me
Left for someone else
and I've been lying to the dark
Saying Sleep won't help

It takes my coherence
My peace of mind and soul
It takes my time and youth away
because it's always been old

Sleep is sly and slippery
It hides it's face from me
I don't know why I can't stand
to spend my time with Sleep

I don't like the song Sleep sings
but I listen anyway
Because the song is all there is to hear
When the sunlight goes away

Sleep is cold to my skin now
and tastes bitter on my tongue
Sleep no longer visits me
it's jealous, it's not young