Cho: While I’m sleepin’, ... I’m alive Em, A-G-Em
My heart’s beatin’, ... deep inside Em, A-G-Em
I keep breathin’, ... soft and slow Em, A-G-Em
How I do it? ... I don’t know. Em-C-Em
I remember Gramma, she was kinda sick Em
I offered her my ice cream, but she didn’t want a lick D9(200230)-Em
She was really tired, so she fin’ly shut her eyes Em-D9
Grandpa said “She went to sleep,” but she never said “Good-bye” C-B7
Rusty was my old dog, he was my best friend
He had trouble walkin’, his back legs didn’t bend
The Vet put him “to sleep”, with a special kind of shot
He’s not asleep, he’s dead, and I sure miss him alot!
I might need an operation, to fix me up inside
The drugs’ll make me sleepy, but they won’t make me die
Then while I’m fast asleep, my body gets repaired
So thanks for stickin’ by me now, ‘cause I’m a little scared
Why do grown-ups say “asleep”, instead of sayin’ “dead”?
That only makes kids nervous, when it’s time t’go to bed
I’ve got to go to sleep now, so would you hold my hand?
I love you, would you stay by me ‘til I wake up again?
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