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in the middle of the night

1982

in the middle of the night

i just wake up for a song
sometimes it takes so long
some words forever wrong

when people are in bed
songs keep banging in my head
golden words and music thread

  when the warmth of love is gone
  when i sit and write a song
  the words of longing come

  any site or any place
  i can think about a face
  and jot down any trace

when i take out my pen
i draw words from my hem
bout the pain and joy of men

may my words live on and on
may my lyrics not be gone
may my music live in song

© Jacques Steyn