the Bell & the Hammer (Dan and Serenity Johnson) cover Jackson Browne's "Sleep's Dark and Silent Gate" from his classic album "The Pretender."
Sometimes I lie awake at night and wonder where my life will lead me
Waiting to pass under sleep's dark and silent gate
I found my love too late
Running round day after day
Looking for a time to play
While my old friends slipped away
Never should have had to try so hard to make a love work out
I guess I don't know what love has got to do with happiness
But the times when we were happy were the times we never tried
I'm sitting down by the highway looking down the road (waiting for a ride)
I don't know where I've been (wishing I could fly away)
Don't know where I'm going (wishing I could hide)
Oh God, this is some shape I'm in
When the only thing that makes me cry is the kindness in my baby's eyes
Sometimes I lie awake at night and wonder where the years have gone
They have all passed under sleep's dark and silent gate
the Bell & the Hammer just released their debut album "To Set Things Right" on February 23rd, 2010.
Jackson Browne is one of the greatest songwriters to ever live.
Dan & Serenity have had the pleasure of seeing him twice. He played this song on his most recent solo tour.