"Asleep" as written by Johnny Marr and Steven Patrick Morrissey....
Sing me to sleep
Sing me to sleep
I'm tired and I
I want to go to bed

Sing me to sleep
Sing me to sleep
And then leave me alone
Don't try to wake me in the morning
'Cause I will be gone
Don't feel bad for me
I want you to know
Deep in the cell of my heart
I will feel so glad to go

Sing me to sleep
Sing me to sleep
I don't want to wake up
On my own anymore

Sing to me
Sing to me
I don't want to wake up
On my own anymore

Don't feel bad for me
I want you to know
Deep in the cell of my heart
I really want to go

There is another world
There is a better world
Well, there must be
Well, there must be
Well, there must be
Well, there must be
Well...

Bye bye
Bye bye
Bye...


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"Asleep" as written by Johnny Marr Steven Morrissey

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    General CommentFrom the lyrics throughout the song, it is clear this is somebody talking about how they want to commit suicide. They are explaining how they want to commit suicide, and they are telling you that its going to happen, by saying: "don't try to wake me in the morning, 'cause I will be gone". They then explain the person they are talking to that they shouldn't feel sad about it by saying: "don't feel bad for me, I want you to know....deep in the cell of my heart, I will feel so glad to go".

    During the final minute or so of the song, they sing: "there is another world, there is a better world", showing you that this is the reason they want to commit suicide, but then they have a slight doubt about it by saying: "well there must be", and finally, when the word 'bye' is repeated at the end of the song, it is clear that they are saying their final goodbye before ending their life. Overall a very powerful, sad yet beautiful song, and one that often doesn't get credited enough as some other Smiths songs do.
    smithsfan701on August 30, 2016   Link

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