Verse 1

I can't breathe,

And I can't swallow.

I can't sleep,

Nightmares will follow.

The walls of my throat are closing in on the air within,

Wrapped up in the self-loathing and the guilt of the sweet sin.

Chorus

Oh where do you go at nights

When you can't even kill the lights

Because your demons have the upper hand?

Oh where do you go at nights

When you're too drained to put up fights

Because you're sinking deep in the quick sand?

Verse 2

I can't breathe,

And I can't swallow.

I can't sleep,

Nightmares will follow.

Hidden carefully in my wasted body is disease

That's playing hide and seek and won't give in to diagnosis.

Chorus

Oh where do you go at nights

When your scarlet letter burns bright

And the heart in your chest feels hollowed out?

Oh where do you go at nights

When the enemy's out of sight

Because it's the dark part of you that shouts?

Bridge

I can't breathe,

And I can't swallow.

I can't sleep,

Nightmares will follow.

Sleepless nights have become my friend.

Will my breathless pain ever end?

Somatoform disorder, they say.

Can't they just make it go away?

Cause I can't breathe,

And I can't swallow.

And I can't sleep,

Nightmares will follow.

Chorus

Oh where do you go at nights

When nothing in your world feels right

And you're just about to pray for sweet death?

Oh where do you go at nights

When your response demands your flight

And you still can't swallow or take a breathe?

Outro

I can't breathe,

And I can't swallow.

I can't sleep,

Nightmares will follow.

I can't breathe,

And I can't swallow.

I can't sleep,

Nightmares will follow.

I can't breathe,

And I can't swallow.

I can't sleep,

Nightmares will follow.

(Echoes and fades)