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Last night, my hubby and I went to the "Monsters of Bass" showcase at the Elbo Room here in Chicago. Needless to say, by the time the night was over, I was exhausted. I said to my husband at 1am "I've been awake too long". "Hey, that could be a song title", says he! So here we go :

Been Awake Too Long

I roll out of bed about five AM
Take the train to work and back again
I know my ship is coming in
But don't know when
I've been awake too long

Met you at the club about 9 o'clock
We grooved to the music
They could really rock
But when the night was over it was quite a shock
I've been awake too long.

I've been awake too long
I've been awake too long
I've been awake too long
I've been awake too long

My head is pounding and my skin looks green
I'm hung over on tequila and nicotine
If I don't get some sleep
I'll just get mean
I've been awake too long.


Someday I won't get up at five AM
My life will be my own
It's just a question of when
Then I'm gonna party like a kid again
And stay awake too long.

Kathy Reichert

Falling in love is like learning to play the guitar; first you learn to follow the rules, then you learn to play with your heart.

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Great song...its got plenty of stuff in it that people can relate to. As I read it I imagined it as a country song, though the references to clubbing and rock in the second verse would clash if it were :). I also like that you included the line "I've been awake too long" at the end of every verse - it really ties the song together. Good job!