Sister Madly and the Bad Kitty

A lullaby written for Sister Madly and the insomniacs of the world. Inspired by this post:

http://rearwindowethx.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/the-wisdom-of-the-selectively-nocturnal/

It must be read while listening to:

Odd Couple by The Dirty Three

Sister Madly and the Bad Kitty

Wide eyed, alone in the dark
The silence of morning before the day starts
Under the covers, you’re still as the dead
‘Cause shadow kitty just jumped on the bed
And you don’t have any pets

Sister Madly
Go to sleep
The shadow kitty
Doesn’t dream

Sister Madly
Listen please
It’s 2:20 am
Just go to sleep

Wide awake while the rest of us sleep
Restless and haunted in shadows and sheets
It feels so unfair to be left all alone
In silence and darkness and rattling bones

Sister Madly
Go to sleep
The shadow kitty
Doesn’t dream

Sister Madly
Listen please
It’s 2:20 am
The city’s asleep

Oh what was that noise, what was that movement
What’s living behind the mysterious black veil
Asleep it’s so fluid, awake it’s congruent
Move

Slip from bed, on your feet, grab your keys
So much silence while the world is asleep
Panic button on the keys
What does it mean…
Press it and see

BAM. Slam! Damn. It commands.
The whole world screams
The whole world lands
In your lap

Now you know…

Sister Madly
Go to sleep
The shadow kitty
Wants to eat
It needs to feed
On tasty dreams
So go to sleep
And it will leave
You in peace

Sister Madly
Listen please
This lullaby
Will dance in time
Just sing along
And drift on by
And all of life
Will sink behind
Your lovely eyes

La dee da duuuu
Doh raaaay deeee
Leee du da bluuuu
Go to sleep

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