crying in my sleep  
      Breaking up 
      Is breaking my heart  
      Is showing me the door 
      And if I get it open  
      I'll discover that there's much more to life than this 
      As I hit the wall with the full force of my fist 
      I concede this time to defeat 
      I keep crying in my sleep 

      Dear boy, poor boy  
      I keep crying in my sleep 

      Breaking up 
      Is making me see  
      Inside myself again 
      And if I can keep looking  
      Inside then I might change the things that I fear 
      It keeps my heart awake and stops the tears.  
      My nights are incomplete 
      I keep crying in my sleep  

      The sound of her voice 
      The sound of her words 
      I hear every breath  
      Each whisper is heard 
      But it's so hard now  
      Now she is gone 
      Everything I did I did wrong 
      I keep crying in my sleep 

      And if I turn full circle  
      Perhaps I'll see that the road ahead is clear  
      When the world that's on my shoulder disappears.  
      At night the footsteps creak 
      I keep crying in my sleep 

      (c) 1991 Virgin Music Inc.

  • FROM THE ALBUM: Play. An edited version, running 4:07 (eliminating the middle part beginning "the sound of her voice...") was issued as a US promotional single. A mandolin-drenched arrangement with different lyrics, entitled "Laughing in My Sleep", is featured on the "Satisfied" CD single.