Death puts an unwanted emphasis on how we should have lived

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Death puts an unwanted emphasis on how we should have lived

Unread postby musicmonkey » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:27 pm

Sleeping At Last is a baroque pop and indie rock musical project led by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ryan O'Neal.

"Sleeping at Last crafts spiritually meaningful lyrics with rich, beautiful melodies. Content is supreme with O’Neal—his message is overall spiritually charged though not overbearing or overly religious." - christianawake.com

"Our faith is a very big part of our lives, so naturally it comes through in our songs in a lot of ways. We never try to tone it down or up. And that’s sort of how we’ve approached our faith and music from the beginning. We’re just privileged to play music for anyone with an open ear." - Ryan O'Neal



Death is promised to the bee who's sting protects the colony.
Was its life worth nothing more than honey for the queen?
Life is a branch and it is a dove, handcrafted by confusing love.
Sign language is our reply, when church bells make no sound.
In hollow towers and empty hives, we craved sweetness with a fear of heights.
Was it all just a grain of sand in an hourglass?

The smartest thing I've ever learned is that I don't have all the answers,
just a little light to call my own.
Though it pales in comparison to the overarching shadows,
a speck of light can reignite the sun and swallow darkness whole.


Death is a cold, blindfolded kiss. It is the finger pressed upon our lips.
It puts an unwanted emphasis on how we should have lived.
Life is a gorgeous, broken gift. Six billion+ pieces waiting to be fixed.
Love letters that were never signed, sent to where we live.

But the sweetest thing I've ever heard is that I don't have to have the answers,
just a little light to call my own.
Though it pales in comparison to the overarching shadows,
a speck of light can reignite the sun and swallow darkness whole.

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