"Sleepless" as written by Adrian Belew, William Scott Bruford, Robert Fripp and Anthony Charles Levin....
In the dream I fall into the sleepless sea
With a swell of panic and pain
My veins are aching for the distant reef
In the crush of emotional waves...

Alright, get a hold of yourself
An' don't fight it, it's over your head
It's alright, the rumble in your ears
It's alright to feel a little fear
An' don't fight it, it's over your head
It's alright, you wake up in your bed...

Silhouettes like shivering ancient feelings
They cover my foreign floors and walls
Submarines are lurking in my foggy ceiling
They keep me sleepless at night...

Hey, can you picture the sight
The figures on the beach in the searing night
And the roaring hurt of my silent fight...
Can you pull me out
Of this sleepless night
Can you pull me out? ...


Lyrics submitted by ruben

"Sleepless" as written by Anthony Charles Levin Adrian Belew

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    General CommentSeems to me that it's about a re-occurring nightmare.
    Petary791on March 29, 2006   Link
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    MemoryIt reminds me of when I suffered from sleep paralysis for a few months.

    When an incident of it struck, I felt like I was falling into the sea and crushed beneath waves, stuck seeing shadows and figures moving at the periphery of my vision as I couldn't pull my eyes from the ceiling, gripped with panic as I tried to sit up but couldn't move, tried to scream but could only breathe silently...
    ProfessorKnowItAllon June 09, 2017   Link

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