Two Sleepy People and too Much in Love to Say Goodnight

by Stanley J. Leffew
(Texas)

Before we were married, my wife and I burned the candles at both ends in life. She lived an hour away, and we both had life responsibilities and daily commitments we had to keep. In all the craziness we still had to sustain a developing relationship with one another.

Our date nights would often find us talking (yes, just talking) till late into the night. We just loved spending time together (after 11 years of marriage we still do).

As our love began to blossom more and more, saying goodbye and leaving each others presence became more and more difficult. We were exhausted, but our hearts had found a place they belonged, and being tired wasn't enough to keep us apart.

During this time, our favorite romantic love song became "Two Sleepy People," written by Fats Waller and Hoagy Carmichael. Our favorite rendition of the song was sung by Carly Simon and John Travolta on her "Film Noir" CD. For all of you looking in at this page who see your own love story in this, here are the lyrics to this romantic love song.

Two Sleepy People

Here we are, out of cigarettes,
Holding hands and yawning,
Look how late it gets.
Two sleepy people by dawn's early light,
And too much in love to say goodnight.

Here we are, in a cozy chair;
Pickin' on a wishbone from the frigidaire.
Two sleepy people with nothing to say,
And too much in love to break away.

Do you remember the nights we used to linger in the hall?
Your father didn't like me at all.
Do you remember the reason why we married in the fall?
To rent this little nest and get a bit of rest.

Well, here we are just about the same,
Foggy little fella, drowsy little dame.
Two sleepy people by dawn's early light,
And too much in love to say goodnight.


I couldn't find a video version of Carly Simon and John Travolta, but here is one I liked for you to listen. Enjoy!

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From canada
by: Janine m

Absolutely beautiful.

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Absolutely beautiful.

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Two Sleepy People
by: Anonymous

Love this song, and I so enjoyed reading the romantic story behind the song. Love this site!

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