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Mr. Sleep

from Circe by And Tears Fell

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Jeff Carlson of The Electra had once described musician David Sylvian as "Mr. Sleep" in passing, and the name stuck in Todd's head.

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Mr. Sleep
(T. Downing/C. Palmer/S. Downing)

At night, when life grows quiet
The day comes to an end
I draw the curtains and the shades
And listen to my friend

He weaves a tale of melancholy
Warm thoughts and laughter
He reaches past my conscious mind
And shows me the hereafter

All good children come with me
Into the realm of shattered dreams
Close your eyes and count to three
I am Mr. Sleep…

This longing that I hold inside
For happiness and color
Makes me wish I had a friend
With new thoughts to discover

And when I’m past the point of dreams
And hopes of the mundane
I hear the sound of thunder
Music, sacred and profane

All good children come with me
Into the realm of shattered dreams
Close your eyes and count to three
I am Mr. Sleep…

credits

from Circe, released August 15, 1990
Todd Downing - rhythms, guitars, vocals
Christopher Palmer - bass

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And Tears Fell Seattle, Washington

And Tears Fell was an eclectic art-rock recording project founded by Todd & Samantha Downing in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1988. Twenty years, a move to Seattle and five albums later, Todd put the project to bed for good. The REQUIEM album is a tribute to Samantha, who lost her battle with cancer in 2005. ... more

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