Sometimes

Someone else puts my mood into words a hell of a lot better than I ever could. Thus, the Jill Sobule song “Rock Me To Sleep.”

Six in the morning

Been up since three

I wish I had somebody to rock me to sleep

The sun won’t be melting these snowy white sheets

Wish I had somebody to rock me to sleep

Rock me to sleep

Rock me to sleep

Wish I had somebody to rock me to sleep

The book on the bedstand

The little TV

The drink and the ashtray

Keep watch over me

The long dark shadows of the sycamore tree

Wave and keep me company

Keep me company

Company

The long dark hands of the sycamore tree

Take me in your arms and hold me

Till I close my eyes

Till the streetlamps die

And the traffic rumbles

Rock me to sleep

Rock me to sleep

I wish I had my mother

I wish I had my father back

I wish I had my baby

I wish I had somebody to rock me to sleep

I do wish the song that defined my mood was a little more upbeat, but there you have it.

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