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Ben Folds – Half Asleep lyrics

Half asleep
Half a billboard, half a street
That's my window
All-in-all, if you wanna know
Half asleep

Old friends and strangers
They treat me like a little girl
Oh, but not you dear.
You were always here.

Like back in the black and white spotlight
I'd smoke a pack down
And you were sittin pretty there
Just like you're doing now.
Oh we were so in love or so they'd say.
I coulda gone all the way.
But like everything else. I did it half way.

Half asleep
That's where the dreams and demons meet
Say, stop the laughter.
"Dim the roar. This club's not funny anymore."
Friends used to say that to me (and)
Treat me like a little girl. Oh, but not you dear.
You were always here.

Like back when we'd drift along out of sight.
The band would play; I would sing my heart out
For drunken crowds. It didn't mean a thing.
Oh, we were SO in love and oh,
I'd loved you so.
And it seemed like an hour ago.

And when I'm down and out
I'd try to figure out
"What was it all about the world that always stayed there?"
I'm wondering "oh, how".
I wanna take another breath

Half asleep
Oh, no, no, no

No keep talkin
Im still here
Don't let them take you away my dear
Someone said "He can't hear you he's half asleep"
Have fun...

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