Week 122 // Some Nights

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Feeling like a total stranger
The catalyst, rearranger
It makes you cry
It makes you want to cry some nights
But you don’t know why

Something like an itch in the winter
Driven in like a splinter
It makes you try
It makes you want to try some nights
But you can’t say why

Some nights you get to thinking
It’s tricky when it’s sinking in
You’re thinking you’re a pessimist
You blink and you forget it some nights

Come on don’t you see the problem
High hopes got you riding on them
You wonder why
It makes you wonder why
Some nights got you buzzing inside

Your thoughts are a curious creature
Your heart’s a serious feature
Keeps you alive
It’s keeping you alive
I’m thinking that you know just why

Some nights you get to thinking
It’s tricky when it’s sinking in
You’re thinking you’re a pessimist
You blink and you forget it
Some nights you’re feeling sure
That when you’re staring at the ceiling
That there’s something true that’s yours
And that it’s something good you’re feeling
Some nights

Notes
I’ve written again and again about my tendency toward insomnia, and my habit of being up late at night, night after night. This week, I’ve got another song to add to that category, but it feels different from the other ones. This one is about a transition in thought processes. When I’m up late at night, I’m usually lying in bed trying to sleep, but my head is buzzing with activity. It has traditionally been a time when I process some panicked feeling, and alternate between emotional volatility and rational soothing calm. Lately though, the panic has been replaced with a similarly edgy excitement, except it is all positive. It is equally as inhibitive to sleep, but I’m thinking really good thoughts. This song is about making that transition. It just makes me feel better than my other insomnia songs.

~M.E.

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