"O I Sleep" as written by and Cummings O'hare....
I wanted to see
if fire would burn me.
I thought I would know
if four walls could hold me.

I wanted to see
if fire would burn me.


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"O I Sleep" as written by Braithwaite Aitchison

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    General CommentWhen I first heard it, I originally thought it was far too short of a good song. But, after a few more hits of the repeat button, I realized the length suited it. Something about the simple tone and the few lyrics leaves a lasting impression.

    Simplicity at its finest.
    Day 6on December 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is awesome! The simple lyrics combined with the ethereal music makes the song so lovely and pleasing to hear. Mogwai owns.
    bottledinspirationon April 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentA very eerie song.. Such a shame on the length. Could of been a whole lot more.
    Weskon December 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, and the way it follows the song before it on the CD, it's length is perfect.
    walkintothecon January 03, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationI feel like it's about our modern lifestyle, and the lack of practical experiences with nature due to it. Being taught that fire would burn is not the same as the experience of being burnt, which is the only true way to confirm the theory we 'know'. The four walls seems to represent houses, buildings, or maybe the restricted urban/suburban lifestyle.
    mrwho1on June 23, 2012   Link

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