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when you need to sleep but you need a moment with yourself even more

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I'm thinking of stayin' up late tonight
Babe I hope that's alright with you
I'm takin' myself out on a date tonight
For tea and cookies in the living room

I want to remember what it's like tonight
To be all by myself for an hour or two
I've gotta get up early and I could use the rest
But this is the best thing that I can do

When I was a girl, my imaginary friends
They'd all show up for tea and other games
I'd invite them tonight but I'm embarrassed to say
That I don't remember any of their names

There's so many lonely people in this world tonight
And peace and quiet overflow their empty cup
And I wouldn't change my chaos for their solitude
But it's gonna start the minute I get up

So let the night roll in, let that old earth spin
And baby, I know you can relate
I'm havin' tea and cookies in the living room
Tonight I'm gonna stay up late


©2016 Ruth Ungar / Shake Sugaree Music, ASCAP

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from Stayin' Up Late / Mike Goes to the Mall (singles), track released December 21, 2016
Ruth Ungar - vocals
Ken Maiuri - piano
Jacob Silver - bass
Konrad Meissner - drums

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