Songs by
Jacob Greenleaf

Bedtime Songs

Songs played at bedtime hold tiring eyes awake

Simple and moral they harden our mistaken

belief like season, all this heartache has a reason.


My sweet our eyes meet and certainty belie

Will you take this heartbreak for clear blue sky

While our fingers twine, "close your eyes now you'll be fine."


And though I'll never be again

Where the pages stretch endless

to the other side

It's my obligation to defend

the province I lost -

and never count the cost


Ambrose my heart knows you'll wander in the world

Margaret you will forget that you were daddy's little girl

in the course of living. Can this heartache be forgiven?


But for tonight your eyes light and steal away the doubt

Plead me remember what now I live without

That aegis of a fiction, the shielding power of conviction


When time reaffirms that old cliché

That truth is the enemy

of happiness

And all the illusions wash away

Return to this night

It's gonna be alright


Songs played at bedtime to heavy-lidded eyes

When you are older you'll see they all were lies

but for the little time you borrow, save that heartache till tomorrow

for the little time you borrow, save that heartache till tomorrow