Endless Sleep

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"Endless Sleep" is a "teenage tragedy" pop song written and originally recorded by rockabilly singer Jody Reynolds in 1958. Reynolds wrote the song in 1956, after listening to Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel", and first performed it soon afterwards at a performance in Yuma, Arizona. The song told the story of a teenager whose girlfriend had gone missing after a row: The night was black, rain fallin' downLooked for my baby, she's nowhere aroundTraced her footsteps down to the shoreAfraid she's gone for ever more Although record companies initially rejected the song as too depressing, Reynolds eventually had a demo accepted by Demon Records in Los Angeles, who agreed that Reynolds record it provided that he changed the song's ending so that the protagonist saved the girl from drowning. :I looked at the sea and it seemed to say“You took your baby from me away"My heart cried out “She's mine to keep"I saved my baby from an endless sleep. The song was recorded with echo-drenched vocals, and with Al Casey and Howard Roberts on guitars. The record label credited the songwriting to Reynolds and the fictitious "Dolores Nance", in order to make it appear to have been written by a 'professional' songwriting team. Reynolds' recording reached the number 5 position on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 chart on July 7, 1958, sold over one million copies, and inspired a trend of "teen tragedy" songs. The song was reissued in 1979 reaching number 66 on the UK singles chart. A re-recorded version by Reynolds appears the 1984 Rhino compilation LP Teenage Tragedies. 


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The night was black, rain fallin' down
Looked for my baby, she's nowhere around
Traced her footsteps down to the shore
'Fraid she's gone forever more

I looked at the sea and it seemed to say
"I took your baby from you away"
I heard a voice cryin' in the deep
"Come join me, baby, in my endless sleep"

Why did we quarrel, why did we fight?
Why did I leave her alone tonight?
That's why her footsteps ran into the sea 
That's why my baby has gone from me

I looked at the sea and it seemed to say
"I took your baby from you away"
I heard a voice cryin' in the deep
"Come join me, baby, in my endless sleep"

Ran in the water, heart full of fear
There in the breakers I saw her near
Reached for my darlin', held her to me
Stole her away from the angry sea

I looked at the sea and it seemed to say
"You took your baby from me away"
My heart cried out "she's mine to keep"
I saved my baby from an endless sleep

Endless sleep, endless sleep
Endless sleep, endless sleep

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Jody Reynolds

Jody Reynolds (born Ralph Joseph Reynolds on December 3, 1932, Denver, Colorado, died November 7, 2008 in Palm Desert, California, aged 75) was an American singer and guitarist. His biggest hit single was "Endless Sleep", which reached #5 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart on July 7, 1958. He wrote it in a single afternoon in 1956 in Yuma, Arizona. The song was later one of Hank Williams Jr.'s first singles, hitting #46 on the country charts in 1964. more »

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Written by: DOLORES NANCE, JODY REYNOLDS

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