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Sleepwalking - Gerry Rafferty





Out on the street and the rain is falling, I got nowhere to go
Here in my heart I can hear you calling maybe I should come back home
I don't know what keeps us together, but I can't break the chain
I don't mind a little stormy weather, but I just can't stand the rain.

Sleepwalking, deep sleep talking, reeling and rocking, wailing at the moon
Sleepwalking, deep sleep talking, reeling and rocking, wailing at the moon.

Sleep won't come so you lie there waiting, looking at the silvery light
Telling yourself there's nothing new, so whatever gets you through the night
Meanwhile back in the music business the beat goes on and on
I sell my soul to the company man, when there's nothing else to lean upon.

Sleepwalking, deep sleep talking, reeling and rocking, wailing at the moon
Sleepwalking, deep sleep talking, reeling and rocking, wailing at the moon.

People come and people go, friends they disappear
There's only one thing that I wanna know, tell me where do we go from here
Everybody's on the make, everybody's trying to get ahead
In a world like this you just exist to feed the walking dead.
[1]

Sleepwalking, deep sleep talking, reeling and rocking, wailing at the moon
Sleepwalking, deep sleep talking, reeling and rocking, wailing at the moon.

Looking out on a world gone crazy, waiting for the fun to begin
The race is on yeah they're getting ready, Jesus what a state we're in
[2]
Meanwhile down in my backyard I'm sitting doing solitary
Now that I've milked the sacred cow [3], I just worry ‘bout the military. [4]

Sleepwalking, deep sleep talking, reeling and rocking, wailing at the moon
Sleepwalking, deep sleep talking, reeling and rocking, wailing at the moon.

(fade)

Get ready
Get ready
[5]

Possible explanation:
[1] This may refer to the financial system based on interest.
[2] This may refer to the End of Times.
[3] The sacred cow may refer to the financial system that was introduced when Joseph was viceroy of Egypt. Joseph explained a dream of the pharao in which seven fat cows were eaten by seven lean cows.
[4] There is a possibility of a civil war and he is wondering which side the military will take.
[5] We might need to prepare ourselves for what is coming.