40 Hours

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Howie Day

Howard Kern "Howie" Day (born January 15, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter. Beginning his career as a solo artist in the late 1990s, Day became known for his extensive touring and in-concert use of samplers and effects pedals in order to accompany himself. He self-financed and self-released his first album, Australia, in 2000. more »

Lately after dark
I've been wandering through the park
With the angry words you said
Wandering through my head

There's nothing I can do
To keep from feeling like I blew
The only chance I had to make it better

The shadow on the wall
Is looking down from 10 feet tall
And I wonder what it sees
As I stumble through the streets

To never feel alone
It seemed written down in stone
But now it's all I can do
To try and forget her

40 hours and counting
I could shut my eyes
And sleep here

Warning comes and goes
And I'm tangled in the throes
In the stillness of my room
And the bandage on my wound

My heart becomes a bird
She said freely, just a word
And now I'm wishing
That I had never met her

40 hours and counting
I could shut my eyes
And sleep here

People rushing by
Out the corner of my eye
A kaleidoscope of bloom
A mirror broke in two

A thousand little stars
And a million little wars
Scattered out upon the open desert

40 hours and counting
I shut my eyes
And sleep here

A world is set ablaze
By a never ending haze
And you're closer than a tear
I see you ever clear

The rush is in the veins
And there's nothing else to blame
But every minute
Every hour, every second

40 hours and counting
I shut my eyes
And sleep here
Shut my eyes and sleep to dream

Lately after dark
I've been wandering through the park
With the angry words you said
Wandering through my head

There's nothing I can do
To keep from feeling like I blew
The only chance I had to make it better

Written by: HOWIE DAY, JAY CLIFFORD

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