when you sleep, there's no such thing as homeless. when you sleep, you can't feel the hunger. when you sleep, no one is lonely in a dream. without classes, without nations. when you sleep, she's standing there with open arms and one night could last forever, and if you asked her, she'd never let go. and you'd stay forever. and the sun's always rising in the sky somewhere. and if young hearts should explode from all the lies they've been told, let the new night bring you peace. and the promise of tomorrow. where can we wake to a new beginning. tomorrow, i'll all but have lost their faces, my friends and family. memories of all we had and the times we should have lived. and tomorrow america just might fall apart. tomorrow, tell me where will you wake up. beyond title, beyond lease, careers and laws. something more than borders on a map. and the sun's always falling in the sky somewhere. and if young hearts should explode, from all the lies they've been told. to live through one night like this...i would trade it for the silence.


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    General Commentthis song is amazing - perfect ending for a fabulous cd. "i would trade it... for the silence...." leaves you with the feeling of absolute, final, and ending.

    word.
    these chainson September 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentagainst me! is awesome. anyone catch 'em live? amazing.
    sexin77on June 21, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think the suns always rising in the sky somewhere is a fantastic line. Its good in the fact that tomorrow is a new day but its also bad in the fact that you have to wake up from the dream ur having. the opposing themes are beautiful.
    shlobodonon October 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome.
    pence is godon March 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so so good.
    just...so good.
    starting fightson June 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree with these_Chains. The ending is amazing. This song simply put is about...when you sleep how its really such an escape from the truths of the world homelessnses, hunger, lonlieness, lies, social classes, nations, etc.
    opivy7898on May 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOh yes, one of the finest closing songs for its album I've heard to date. Others that come to mind are "GGF" on Rancid's 2000 s/t, the title track on Oasis' b-side collection disc 'The Masterplan', "Minstrel Boy" on Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros' 'Global a Go-Go' record and "Silver and Gold" from 'Streetcore', but yeah, sorry to go off topic, I just had to qive a quick mention to those classic album closers as "8 Full Hours of Sleep" is.
    sacrifice_for_life1on May 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMusic that means something.
    Justin_Watton September 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentabsolutely my favorite against me song. beautiful.
    jacob thmon November 27, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"And if young hearts should explode... from all the lies they've been told"

    So fucking powerful. That line gives me chills every time.
    Putingradon July 24, 2005   Link

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