"How Do You Sleep?" as written by and John Squire....
I've seen your severed head at a banquet for the dead
All dressed up for dinner, looked so fine
Your shining silver salver so tastefully powdered
With the finest military quick lime

Now try and picture this, as I gave you a kiss
The apple in your mouth slipped in mine
The orchestra played the sweetest serenade
We laughed as we put away your wine

So raise your glasses, here's a toast to wasted lives
May all their ghost come back to haunt you
And tell you how they died

How do you sleep
How do you last the night and keep the dogs at bay
How do you feel
When you close your eyes and try and drift away
Does it feel any better now, does it mean any more
When the angel of death comes knock, knocking
And banging at your door

When all the fun was over, I put you on my shoulder
Took you home, away from it all
Shot down and claimed, mounted and framed
Tastefully hung up on my wall

Are my dreams your nightmares
Get off your knees, the party's over
I'm coming home to you

How do you sleep
How do you last the night and keep the dogs at bay
How do you feel
When you close your eyes and try and drift away
Does it feel any better now, does it mean any more
When the angel of death comes knock, knocking
And banging at your door

How do you sleep
How do you last the night and keep the dogs at bay
How do you feel
When you close your eyes and try and drift away
Does it feel any better now, does it mean any more
When the angel of death comes knock, knocking
And banging at your door

At your door


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"How Do You Sleep" as written by John Squire

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    General Commentits about somebody whos done you wrong [in their case their manager] asking them how the feel about it coz in the end it's his consciounce that'll have to answer. T#
    wtrussleron January 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy dad used to play this to me when I was about 7 and I still love it. Not really sure about a meaning though?
    verityon October 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIts based off of the beheading of John the Baptist
    King of Some Islandon November 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is definitely about someone w/regrets but not the narrator.
    rwbeckett71on February 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think there's almost a sense that John Squire was writing about the breakdown of the Stone roses. But i could be wrong.
    LostVibeson September 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentREGRETTING THINGS, HAVING A CONSCIENCE, SHES COMING BACK TO HAUNT YOU, SOMEONE MAY FEEL THEY HAVE WASTED ALL THEY HAD, DESPAIR, NOW ASK THEM - HOW DO YOU SLEEP - TRUSSLER
    wtrussleron January 12, 2006   Link

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