My Mind’s Awake

Words and Music by David Keith © 2009

My mind’s awake
my body’s fast asleep
My mind’s awake
my body’s fast asleep
My mind thinks it’s great
My body thinks it’s neat
My mind’s awake
my body’s fast asleep

I’d like to introduce you
to the most ancient of my kin
and put a little distance
between the worst of them
I only want to get a little change
from your purse
I wanted to kiss you
but your face was a blur

The bad news is
I’m sleepin’ in the street
The good news is
I’m armed to the teeth
I got one eye on the salad
I got one eye on the meat
The bad news is
I’m sleepin’ in the street

I want to try to wash all
the streetness from my skin
and go up to La Scala
and try to get in
I like to watch the tourists
dance in circles on the square
I feel a kind of kinship
with the junkies down there

I hear what he says
I wonder what he thinks
I hear exactly what he says
but I wonder what he thinks
My mind upon the riddle
My eyes upon the sphynx
I hear what he says
I wonder what he thinks

I feel a kind of tingle
in my skin and my tooth
I feel a kind of awesome
in the town of Toulouse
I only want to get a little change
from your purse
I wanted to kiss you
but your face was a blur

My mind’s awake
my body’s fast asleep
My mind’s awake
my body’s fast asleep
My mind thinks it’s great
My body thinks it’s neat
My mind’s awake
my body’s fast asleep