Peek a Boo

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Daniel Johnston

Daniel Dale Johnston (born January 22, 1961) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and artist. Johnston was the subject of the 2006 documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston. He currently lives in Waller, Texas. more »


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1982
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When I'm down, really down, 
Nothin' matters. Nothin' does.
I close my eyes, go to sleep. 
But I can't sleep. I can't sleep. 

Please hear my cry for help, and save me from myself.

Junior High I lost my mind.
I don't know why.  It's a terrible thing. 
Since that day it's been a struggle
Trying to make sense out of scrambled eggs.

Please hear my cry for help, and save me from myself.

I painted a bar and I never got paid,
In a town where everyone was on foot.
I was locked in on Easter day. 
All I had to eat was a piece of bread.

When I got home my mother said
"You're a lazy bum and that's how come
You suffer like that and you'll starve 
All your life.  All your life."

Spoken just like it was a curse, 
But it didn't really sound so bad. 
I like to make things up, 
It's the healthiest thing that I do. 

But I'm tired 
From being kidnapped 
By a dark wolf that would 
Do me in. 

Please hear my cry for help, and save me from myself.

I'm just saying how I feel.
Maybe you could try to understand. 
I'm a man who needs you.

When I'm down, really down 
Nothin' matters.  Nothin' does. 
I close my eyes to go to sleep, 
But I can't sleep.  I can't sleep.

You can listen to these songs,
Have a good time and walk away.
But for me it's not that easy.
I have to live these songs forever.

Please hear my cry for help, and save me from myself.

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Written by: DANIEL JOHNSTON

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