Swing Time [version 2]

sleepless nights
sad patience waiting
folded hands in still laps
caring too much, loving, hating
circle smoke ring hazy
after one, scene is getting duller
after two, blank stares
after three, a wash in muted colors
but after all, who cares?

what I mean is can’t be sure if I’m
tossing and turning in swing time

where can he be, does it matter?
did it ever really?
he’ll only lie, he’ll only flatter
she’s hot-breathed soft words crazy
after five, morning light is blinding
after six, you shake your weary head
and after seven, awake as your heaven
rains down around your bed

what I mean is, can’t be sure if I’m
tossing and turning in swing time

I can see you slip away
to face the day in silence
dreams of peace and dreams of comfort
fade to dreams of violence

tell us that we're right
for the right reasons
show us that we've come so very far
help us see beyond
the passing of the seasons
let us know exactly who we are

what I mean is, can’t be sure if I’m
tossing and turning in swing time

© Lyrics: Jessie Jacobson (1985+1988)
Melody: Jessie Jacobson-David Miller (1988)
Music: Jessie Jacobson-David Miller-Jarrett Lesko-Brian Bielski (1985+1988)

Produced by Jessie Jacobson and Ken Jordan

Brian Bielski: Drums & Percussion
Katriina Huotari: Keyboards
Jessie Jacobson: Lead & Backing Vocals, Guitars
Jarrett Lesko: Bass

+ Toni Zeto: Ethereal Vocals
+ Michael James: additional Rhythm Guitar