"Sleep" as written by and Earl Lebieg....
It seems I spend my days now
wrapped in veils of sleep.
Caught in slumber's grasp,
nowhere that I should be.
I grew so goddamned tired
of fighting against these chains.
No signs of relief
or payment for my pains.

I know that I must try to
break out of this cell I call my life.
To go to sleep is just to hide away.
I close my eyes so I won't
see the things I'd have to try to get.
I haven't tried I've only turned away.

In my sleeping world,
I thought that I was safe.
Free from all the pain
and burning light of day.
And even in my sleep now,
life is less than kind.
No escaping from
this madness in my mind.

I know that I must try to
break out of this cell I call my life.
To go to sleep is just to hide away.
I close my eyes so I won't
see the things I'd have to try to get.
I haven't tried I've only turned away.

Wasting my life away in sleep.
(4x)

Severing.
(4x)


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"Sleep" as written by Earl Lebieg

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    General CommentOne of my favorite Jawbreaker songs by far. As far as meaning goes, I think its fairly obvious. Just someone hiding from their fears, reality. Reality is pain, is sleep death? Severing yourself from reality, from the pain?
    billage480on June 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite Jawbreaker songs by far. As far as meaning goes, I think its fairly obvious. Just someone hiding from their fears, reality. Reality is pain, is sleep death? Severing yourself from reality, from the pain?
    billage480on June 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think it has to deal with a break up. All you want to do is sleep to try and get over it. Then most of the time sleep just ends up being a cell where you constantly think about everything. Or is also could be that it's about wanting something or someone and you never try to go after it and it leaves you in a depressed state of mind.
    Crow801on November 20, 2008   Link

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