Sandman

Story Behind The Song

A stalker lullaby. Used by Danny Boyle in his soundtrack to Trance (2013)

Song Length 3:34 Genre Folk - Americana, Folk - Alternative
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Composed, Quiet Subject Hear, Listening, Ears, Existence
Similar Artists Tom Waits, Norah Jones Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

right before the you close your eyes
whispering your prayers
when the sandman blows your eyes
i'll be there

when you wake up in the night
sounds the second stair
that creaks under the careless foot
i'll be there

gather roses while you may
while the bloom is full
for the blossom soon will fade
and the bloom grow dull

right before the morning light
creeps soft upon the sill
when the shadows chase the night
i never will

when your voice is softly heard
singing in the morning light
but the note does not ring true
i'll be there

(ch)

right before you sleep at night
closing up the blind
in the window's black embrace
if you find

the face of a lover long-forgot
forgotten eyes, forgotten hair
forgotten words that stretch like salt
i'll be there

© 2008 kirsty mcgee / big oak songs

Lyrics Kirsty McGee Music Kirsty McGee
Producer Mike West Publisher Touch Tones
Performance Kirsty McGee, Mike West, Larry Maxey, Mat Martin, Colin Mahoney, Katie Euliss Label Hobopop Recordings

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