"Sleep On The Left Side" as written by and Tjinder Singh....
Sleep on the left side
Leave the right side free
Hope gets salted
As those around you leave

we're gonna let it up
Like India House on fire
We're gonna let it go
And let it go higher
Let it go

Sleep on the left side
Houcam is our call
We're gonna take it
That virgin fall

there's gonna be some
When we let it up and let it breathe
And all the holes doused with grief
And planets up and time to leave

No Asian fire will leave us dire
Born again to Asian lion
There comes no telling how it will be
What's turned to smoke was in our hearts
And planets up, what we have lost

Foot racing from kitchens
Down alleys through gullys
Meeting every second hour
Never to come to terms with the [Incomprehensible]

Foot racing to Putabin Key
'Cause there's too much going on
To jeer on green goddesses
Local dignitaries and labor counselors
Always in touch by way of the community organ
We're about to be orphaned

Sleep on the left side
Keep the sword hand free
Whatever is gonna be
Is gonna be

For the 7th time
Without tumbling desire
Easy disease
We're gonna let it known
And let it go slow, let it go

Sleep on the left side
Sleep on the left side

Some sounds, some burdens can release
Some sounds, some burdens can release
Some sounds, some burdens
Sleep on the left side



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"Sleep on the Left Side" as written by Tjinder Singh

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    General CommentThat bass is phat!
    bkat004on December 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe line about "born again to Asian line" should be "born again to Asian lyre," like the musical instrument.

    Also, you're missing the spoken part in the middle. Other lyrics sites have it like this:

    Foot racing from kitchens
    Down alleys through gulleys
    Meeting every second hour
    Never to come to terms with the tears
    Foot racing to Putabin Key
    'Cause there's too much going on
    To jeer on green goddesses, local dignitaries and labor counselors
    Always in touch by way of the community organ
    We're about to be orphaned

    Does anyone know what (or where) "Putabin Key" is?
    Kyomaraon August 25, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationMy interpretation of this bit:

    "To jeer on Green Goddesses, local dignitaries and Labour Councillors
    Always in touch by way of the community organ
    We were about to be orphaned"

    is that it's a reference to the 'Winter of Discontent' of 1978/79 in Britain. Practically all the public services went on strike. It ended in a General Election in which Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party came to power. Those of a left-wing leaning would claim she tore the heart out of many communities in Britain. For me this section is a childhood reminiscence of that period.

    The 'Green Goddesses' were old fire engines used by the Army. They covered for the normal fire service when they were on strike as in this period, hence the Green Goddesses on the streets.
    The Labour Councillors were local Government representatives of the ruling coalition, being jeered because of the state the country was in.
    'We were about to be orphaned' refers to the coming of Thatcher.
    Ainaroon April 09, 2013   Link

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