We’ve updated our Terms of Use to reflect our new entity name and address. You can review the changes here.
We’ve updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Stay Awake

from Empty City Nights by far beyond frail

  • Digital Track
    Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

    You own this



There comes a point in your life when you stop worrying about falling in love and start worrying about staying in love. – David


I wrap my arms around my knees
While you race to fall asleep
'Cause I know what you're gonna dream
You give me a hurried kiss goodnight
You can't wait to turn out the lights
To be with her when you close your eyes

'Cause as you fall asleep
You think that maybe this should be the last night
You spend without her lying by your side
And it took 'til now for me to realize
You're gonna leave if you dream of her

What's it gonna take to make you stay awake, oh darling?
She won’t last, still you’re drifting away
What's it gonna take to make you stay awake, oh darling?
To open your eyes and stay

I know how it feels to realize that
You let someone get stuck in your head
And worry you like feeling like that
But I know when you wake up to reality
It's never gonna be like the dream
So I'm only with you when I fall asleep

But when I look at you
Holding your pillow in your arms I see
You holding her, and not hanging on to me
Such a tragic way for you to leave
Eyes closed, chasing some stupid dream

Stay with your forever
I am your forever


from Empty City Nights, released May 10, 2011
Written by David Cecil and Sharlynn Verner
© 2008 Butterfly Sketches Publishing
© 2008 Grey Glass Music Publishing


all rights reserved



far beyond frail Kansas City

far beyond frail is a songwriting duo composed of Sharlynn Verner and David Cecil. Formed in 2002 while studying music on Martha’s Vineyard, a small island off the coast of Cape Cod, they combine edgy love songs with stunning female vocals to create music that ranges from breathy and playful to moody and daring. ... more

contact / help

Contact far beyond frail

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this track or account