Only one thing that matters, only one.
Above and beyond cover the city
as I lay beside you watching you sleep.
It’s so easy to be with you.
I imagine back the shimmer in your eyes,
a glimmer of hope in this disappearing world.
This is life: we’re not who we want to be.
I want to lift the weight of life from your shoulders,
and the weight of death too.
I yearn to take away just one nightmare
and give you a beautiful dream instead
for ten minutes of rest before you wake up
and long for eternal sleep.
This is life: none of this was meant to be.
Above and beyond cover the world
as I lay beside you trying to stay awake –
who’ll protect you when I fall asleep?
The only one who matters, the only one.
It’s still easy to be with you.