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Lyric of the Week: RESTLESSNESS

I’m so restless

The Jerusalem night is calling me

But thoughts of doubt are stalling me

I’m so restless

I just can’t relax now

I don’t wanna go home

I only wanna be left alone

I just can’t relax now

I can’t go to sleep

When I know there’s a whole world going on out there

It’s real

And it’s calling out to me

No, I just can’t be still

When I see the lights in the distance beckoning to me

It’s real

And it’s a part of me

Won’t you please release me

Won’t you please help me

Can you feel for me

I’m wrapped up in helplessness

Won’t you please release me

Won’t you please help me

Won’t you please free me

From this restlessness

I’m so restless

I’ve got electricity in my legs

And I’m shaking like a peg

I’m so restless

I just can’t relax now

Things just aren’t the way they’re supposed to be

My life isn’t moving free

I just can’t relax now

I’m walking alone in Jerusalem

But there’s a string attached

And I’m doing all I can to slice it

But it won’t let me be free

It’s a quiet night

But there’s a threat in the air

And it’s looking to make itself real

It won’t let me be

I’m so restless

I just can’t relax now

I can’t sit still

I’m so restless

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The Jerusalem night is calling me

I wrote this in early 1986 ... my army unit was stationed up at the northern border, but one Sunday we were told to go to Jerusalem, where we would be attending a show at the Jerusalem Theater. I never got as far as the theater ... I got into town late, once the doors were closed, so I wasn't allowed in. But here I was, in Jerusalem, center of my social life ... I should have been able to go downtown and hang out with my friends or whoever was there until the show was over, when I'd rejoin my unit and get on the bus back up to the border. But I couldn't, because I didn't know when that would be ... and I couldn't miss that bus, or else I'd be in deep youknowwhat ... so all I could do was pace nervously throughout the immediate vicinity of the theater. Frustrating and maddening way to spend a Sunday night in my favorite city in Israel. And it was even more frustrating, knowing that the girl I was interested in seeing at the time was somewhere nearby as well, but I couldn't call her up, for the same reason.


Musically, I was thinking in terms of Bob Seger, for some reason, but as this lyric was written as I paced the neighborhood and not in a room with a piano, no real music ever got played to these words. (I don't recommend writing a song that way ... but when the muse calls, you answer.)



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