SLEEPWALK





I can wriggle out of arrangements,

you can't pin me down,

I tend to dodge engagements,

I'll see you around.

Am I ok?,

Not really, no,

I seem to stop and start,


Anything I can do let me know

I think I'll sleepwalk out of my heart

sleepwalk in the daytime

access to all fours

Sleepwalk in a straight line

Leading out of the door


Shop through city on a world of eyes

Marvelously dead

These friends of mine need exercise

They sleepwalk instead


No guardian angle intercepts the

Sleepwalkin' kid

Who sleepwalks the fractured steps

To the sleepwalking skids


The way the private eye goes

about his ancient art.

I can do it with me eyes closed,

Sleepwalk out of my heart


Stop, look, listen to the zombie

The hoochie coochie blues

Black slacks and a crombie

Gucchie shoes


A psycho stud and his steady girl

are heading right this way

When all the footsteps in the world

Sleepwalk away


A victim of ambition

Loitering with intent

The human condition

But who knows what percent


Goodbye from me till now

I never really care

Sleepwalk anyhow

Anywhere


Sleepwalk, talk

Faster and faster

One of these talking birds

Sleepwalk away from disasters

Like they never occured.


Too much devotion

Keeps me apart

Sleepwalk in slow motion

Out of my heart


In the creepy zilch of subways

The sub pedestrian plod

Sleepwalk on Sunday

Beneath the domes of God


Such a hazardous pastime

I'm gonna be smart.

Sleepwalk for the last time

Out of my heart.


Sleepwalk on duty

See myself in a pool

A sleepwalking cutie

Sleepwalking fool.


Stuck in the afternoon.

They do go on.

When normal service is resumed.

I'll be sleepwalking young.




LYRICS © JOHN COOPER CLARKE