On my first day back
First day back in town
My first day, my first day back in town
The clouds up above they were hummin' our song
Hummin, hummin' our song
My biggest fear is if I let you go you'll come and get me in my sleep
My biggest fear is if I let you go you'll come and get me in my sleep
Come and get me

I set my course sailed away from shore
Steady, steady as she goes
A crash in the night
Two worlds collide
When two worlds collide no one survives
No one survives the reddest of reds the bluest of blues
The saddest of songs I'll sing for you
And my biggest fear
Is if I let you go you'll come and get me in my sleep
My biggest fears is if I let you go you'll come and get me in my sleep
Come and get me
Come and get me in my sleep


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  • +3
    General Comment"Come and get me in my sleep" Is referring to how he cant escape her in a dream.
    Intruderon March 14, 2007   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationIn my point of view , I think of a man who comes back to a place from his past that recalls him of a lost relation .
    When he`s saying "If I let you go" he`s reffering to forget her and go on, and well her memory will haunt him in his dream , I guess she`s dead .
    Themboneson February 14, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it is about a relationship full of emotions that is starting to cool down.

    "My first day back in town"
    [when I'm getting out of this rollercoaster of emotions and I'm starting to be myself again]

    "The clouds up above they were hummin' our song"
    [but stepping back brings memories from when they were starting and he couldn't get her out of his mind. This is where Intruder's comment comes in. He used to dream about her and have her in his mind all the time when they were starting (which was okay), but now he's afraid to relive all this feelings when he's trying to step back and start dreaming about her again]
    elGarzonon August 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThe song is about Mark feeling melancholy about returning home (he spent much time away from his home and family). The song is either about leaving his family behind, or ending a relationship. The chorus, "My biggest fear is if I let you go you'll come and get me in my sleep" means that if he ends this relationship, it will come back to haunt him in his dreams (no matter how much he tries to let go, he will dream about the people he left behind).
    Smilingmanon September 21, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about a failing relationship that he's afraid to let go,

    "My biggest fear is if I let you go you'll come and get me in my sleep"
    he knows there will be bitter feelings between the two of them if he calls it off, perhaps she will come back and take it all out on him.

    Yet maybe he feels he deserves it hence "come and get me"
    SixStringSoulon December 13, 2006   Link

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