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Sleeping With Strangers

from Physics Says by Jon Hughes



I'll be down in somber city where sad sad people go
With all the other people I don't know.
Listening to conversations I've already been told—
Talk of how the news is better old.
Sleeping with strangers passing time,
Passing in and out of days,
Hazy in and out of mind.
Sole resistance understood
Will keep the distance as it should
Between your universe and mine.

I could sing the self-evaded persistence of a dream
And loneliness is all that you would see.
We could call a subtle difference a similarity
Until there's nothing left of you and me.
Save for a safe identity,
A sell-a-lie security,
We are colder than our bones.
Someone saw a place and called it home
Somewhere far away from me
With a future of it's own.

Say that one of yours is one of mine,
But it was a name it wasn't me—
It was a better-left-behind.
Sleeping with strangers passing time...


from Physics Says, released May 5, 2007


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Jon Hughes Ireland

American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jon Hughes, has been based in Ireland since 2005. He has shared a stage with Damien Jurado, She Keeps Bees, and the legendary singer-songwriter, Buddy Mondlock.

Hughes' latest collection of songs, "Sunshine Remorse", was released in January of 2019.
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