"Sleepyhead" as written by and Daniel Andriano Glenn Porter....
All you've been asking for's been placed in front of you
The headaches, the shaking,
The boredom the boardroom brings
You're scratching at itching
Brought by the spiders beneath your skin
The answer in question is over before it begins

Hey there sleepy smile,
I see you've brought your bedroom eyes
Not assuming you want to keep 'em,
I'm assuming you reckon you won't

All you've been asking for's been placed in front of you
The headaches, the shaking,
The boredom the boardroom brings
You're scratching at itching
Brought by the spiders beneath your skin
The answer in question is over before it begins

Hey there sleepy smile,
I see you've brought your bedroom eyes
Not assuming you want to keep 'em,
I'm assuming you reckon you won't

Nothing to see here but the rain
There's nothing to hold you but the flames
Nothing to see here but the rain
There's nothing to hold you but the flames

Nothing to see here but the rain
There's nothing to hold you but the flames
Nothing to see here but the rain
It's raining flames

Earth to sleepy smile,
Where'd you take those bedroom eyes?
Not assuming you want to keep 'em,
I'm assuming you reckon you won't


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"Sleepyhead" as written by Derek R. Grant Daniel Michael Andriano

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    General CommentThis could quite possibly be my favorite alk3 song. If you don't have Maybe I'll Catch Fire, you should definitely check it out. I think this song is about a person who lives in their nightmares, like a sleepwalking wanderer in an unkind world. Lines like "earth to sleepy smile" make me think that someone's trying to snap this person out of their reality and into what's real, but they won't return from their self imposed hell. Fell free to add your pieces of mind below...
    Eurika207on April 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI see it as his message to someone who's having a problem with drugs...
    "All you've been asking for's been placed in front of you. The headaches, the shaking"; it sems like withdrawl symptoms to me
    .one.last.try.on May 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMy favortie lyric in this song is, "Sleepy smile" I think thats a really great line. "Hey there sleepy smile" it makes me giggle.
    imthecootieon May 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentits a great song. wow, how come i always end up posting under you.....crazy.
    dr.jacobon June 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think its about a girl that feels very unworthy of anyone...like shes unaware of her own self worth. So she sleeps around and plays around and then does drugs and drinks to try and forget the crap she does. I could be wrong, but I know a girl that fits this song perfectly. she smiles at me like she just wants to screw...ya know? But I think she needs more than that, so I certainly don't, I just remain her friend. "Hey there sleepy smile" to me implies that he feels dearly for this girl. Well thats my thoughts...great song nonetheless :D
    thatsteveguyon June 07, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"theres nothing to hold you but the flames". yeah that kinda sounds like all that bad stuff youre talking about steve.and maybe when they say "nothing to see here but the flames" its like, you cant keep this up forever
    thissitesucksbuttoxon August 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI never really liked this song much. It's ok, I guess, but there are so many better songs on maybe I"ll catch fire . . .
    finchguyon August 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI def think that this is about somebody on drugs...
    just picture somebody with a "sleepy smile"- they look like their high! It touches on hallucinations n the fact that their world is different from reality... n it seems like the person's friend is trying to help him get over the drugs... I've never really been into drugs, but I still love the meaning of this song...good stuff!
    XoxKeLxoXon August 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song could be about drugs, it is a unique sounding Alkaline Trio song, and I can't make up my mind if is better than most of their songs or worse.

    Nothing to see here but the rain.
    There's nothing to hold you but the flames

    That's my favorite part of the whole song, it rules.
    Madcappunkon March 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHaha all alkaline songs are a mix of drugs and girls.
    its either or.
    Listen to the new cd, thats all its about.
    i love ALK3
    Jonnymacdon March 30, 2003   Link

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