Edwards, Kathleen - Scared At Night Lyrics




As a child I would wake at night
I was scared, but I kept real quiet
Shadows on the walls moving in on me
Underneath my sheets I could barely breathe
Your room was only just across the hall
All it would have taken was a single call
Maybe sometimes you've got to trust yourself
Not to scream out loud and run like hell

Believe me
All the days you're unsure
Believe in me
I don't want to anymore
In the dark
Picture me in your mind
And i'll lay with you
You don't have to be scared at night

As a young man you were shooting rats
By accident you hit the farmyard cat
He ran for the fields and
Came back the next day
You had blown out his eye
And you could see his brain
Your dad said "Boy, there are some things in life.
You don't want to do but you know is right.
So take him out back and finish him off."
You got your gun off the shelf
It only took one shot

Believe me
All the days you're unsure
Believe in me
I don't want to anymore
In the dark
Picture me in your mind
And i'll lay with you
So you don't have to be scared at night

I flew to Winnipeg on your final day
They said that you waited until I came
We sang your favourite hymns
And we held your hand
You took your final breath and that was that
But I'd never seen a person die before
I tried so hard not to cry, you know
Maybe sometimes we've got to trust ourselves
That when you die you go someplace else

Believe me
All the days you're unsure
Believe in me
I don't want to anymore
In the dark
Picture me in your mind
And i'll lay with you
So you don't have to be scared at night
You don't have to be scared at night
You don't have to be scared at night





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  1. Kristy Chown

    I live in Ottawa and consider her my favourite musician... somehow never meet her... This song gets me because I Suffer from sleep paralysis, terrible nightmares, etc.. I am 30 and hope I can meet someone who will accept me for my beautiful dreams... and my dark dreams...

  2. Jonathan Holleb

    Breaks my heart in the best way possible. Such an amazing songwriter.

  3. Sarah C

    Anyone listening to this because of "the girl who was supposed to die"

    Kaitlyn M

    That's how I found this song out a couple years back, I'm still in love years later

    Trinity Hernandez

    That’s why I’m here listening lol. I started the book this morning and finished a couple minutes ago

  4. Morph- X

    Crushingly beautiful. I very rarely cry, it's not in my nature. But this song breaks me every time, literally. At most i listen to this about once a year so it keeps its magic, over the last years this song functions as my emotional reset. It puts me back in my place and makes me forget everything for those couple of minutes except for my loved ones. It's a powerful and surreal experience. Thank you Kathleen, this is wonderful...

  5. Chris Todd

    Who does the backup vocals on this one?

  6. Gae Lord

    Wow. Read "The girl who was supposed to die" and I love dis song!

    Sarah C

    Peridot Luv omg i just got finished reading the book and that's y im listening to this. Amazing book

    Trinity Hernandez

    That’s the same reason I’m here listening lol

  7. Shane V

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  8. Lpscrystaldragon550 Lps

    love her voice

  9. peekopeeko

    love it. it's reminding me of another song though, especially the start, can't quite put my finger on it

    evrybdysnshwbiz

    @peekopeeko These Days, Nico (w. Jackson Browne) ?

    Dempsey Bluff

    The melody at the start sounds very much like Ghost of Tom Joad by Bruce Springsteen to me

  10. lauryn renee

    i love her music, always has a good tune!!!  <3<3<3<3

  11. Rick Rothstein

    I really like this tune. Pretty vocals. She is so talented.