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Afraid To Sleep Song Lyrics and Chords

 

Afraid To Sleep Song Lyrics and Chords by Roy Orbison

 

Afraid To Sleep
Recorded by Roy Orbison
Written by Jack Adkins, Buddy Blue, William E. Gilmore

 
G 
The night is still  
Am 
the wind is chilled
G 
I hear the rain  
Bm 
falling on my window  
D7 
pane
G 
Can't close my eyes  
Am 
afraid to sleep
G 
Cause when I do  
Bm 
I would only dream of  
D7 
you
 
I'm  
C 
trying to for
D7 
get that  
C 
we ever  
D7 
met
 
But  
C 
how can I for
D7 
get and dream of  
G 
you
C 
Afraid to sleep because I'd  
F# 
dream of  
Dm 
you
C 
Afraid to sleep because I'd  
Em 
wake up feeling  
D7 
blue
 
If I  
F 
stay awake  
Fm 
forever we'd  
C 
never 
 
 
Em 
be 
 
to
Am 
gether
 
So I'll  
D7 
close my eyes and  
G 
go ahead and  
C 
dream 
 
 
D7 
C 
Sweet 
 
 
D7 
dreams 
 
 
C 
sweet 
 
 
D7 
dreams

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Afraid To Sleep?
- The song Afraid To Sleep was sang by Roy Orbison.

 

Who is Roy Orbison?
- Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 - December 6, 1988) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician known for his impassioned singing style, complex song structures, and dark, emotional ballads. His music was described by critics as operatic, earning him the nicknames "the Caruso of Rock" and "the Big O". Many of Orbison's songs conveyed vulnerability at a time when most male rock-and-roll performers chose to project defiant masculinity. He performed while standing motionless and wearing black clothes to match his dyed black hair and dark sunglasses, which he wore to counter his shyness and stage fright.
Born in Texas, Orbison began singing in a rockabilly and country-and-western band as a teenager. He was signed by Sam Phillips of Sun Records in 1956, but enjoyed his greatest success with Monument Records. From 1960 to 1966, 22 of Orbison's singles reached the Billboard Top 40. He wrote or co-wrote almost all of his own Top 10 hits, including "Only the Lonely" (1960), "Running Scared" (1961), "Crying" (1961), "In Dreams" (1963), and "Oh, Pretty Woman" (1964).
After the mid-1960s, Orbison suffered a number of personal tragedies and his career faltered. He experienced a resurgence in popularity in the 1980s following the success of several cover versions of his songs. In 1988, he co-founded the Traveling Wilburys (a rock supergroup) with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne. Orbison died of a heart attack in December 1988 at age 52. One month later, his song "You Got It" (1989) was released as a solo single, becoming his first hit to reach the U.S. Top 10 in nearly 25 years.
Orbison's honors include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987, the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1989, and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2014. He received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and five other Grammy Awards. Rolling Stone placed him at number 37 on its list of the "Greatest Artists of All Time" and number 13 on its list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time". In 2002, Billboard magazine listed him at number 74 on its list of the Top 600 recording artists.

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