"Sleep On Needles" as written by and Sondre Lerche Vaular....
Ask me anything you like
I'll reveal everything
I will treasure the truth
You could know anything
I am but a fool to play unaware of things
If I'd treasured the truth
I would tell it to you
I'm coming down to tell you what I know
To say what's real, to let you know
Where I have been and how I had to

Sleep on needles
You'll believe you are hard
Sleep on needles
And hear only the truth

Am I likely to succeed with the way things are?
Judging by your smile
You are holding something back
I'm sleepless around midnight
There's a change in the wind
The remembrance of things you used to hold back
I come around each time your notes are high
To tear you down and drag you up
To let you know what's going on while I

Sleep on needles
You'll believe you are hard
Sleep on needles
And hear only the truth


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"Sleep on Needles" as written by Sondre Lerche Vaular

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    General CommentDude...you guys are all wrong. Here's the deal. This girl cheated on him long ago and he took her back, wholeheartedly. He tries his best to fully trust her in the early lines like he used to: "Ask me anything you like
    I'll reveal everything
    I will treasure the truth
    You could know anything
    I am but a fool to play unaware of things
    If I'd treasured the truth
    I would tell it to you
    I'm coming down to tell you what I know
    To say what's real, to let you know
    Where I have been and how I had to"

    Then, he starts getting suspicious again and he realizes that she's back to her old ways and she's cheating on him again:

    "Am I likely to succeed with the way things are?
    Judging by your smile
    You are holding something back
    I'm sleepless around midnight
    There's a change in the wind
    The remembrance of things you used to hold back
    I come around each time your notes are high
    To tear you down and drag you up
    To let you know what's going on while I"

    Those lines "I'm sleepless around midnight, there's a change in the wind." That totally shows that he's suspicious that she's doing it again....he gave his wholehearted trust (begrudgingly) to her once again and he is furious that he's having the same suspicions. This sucks for him...she cheated on him, he took her back, and she cheated on him again. :-(
    rrgreentreeon May 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAHHH! this is impossible. no one has commented on this song! well, Sondre Lerche is not as well known as he should be, because he is BRILLIANT. Kudos to Sondre Lerche, and this wonderful, beautiful song.
    xinxwinterxon July 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSondre Lerche is a definate hottie and i cannot wait to see him in concert with Jason Mraz in August! AHHHH 2 HOTTIES IN ONE SHOW??? CRAZINESS!!
    Saraht1102on July 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh lord...
    smallthoughtson May 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow sarah wow... sondre is amazing but i think you need to take a chill pill, not everything is loks, especially in music
    wilcokidon November 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentman.. uh.. sarah darlin... no one has said "hottie" since 7th grade, and incidentally, really, music isnt about looks... its about music... you cant see what they look like when you're listening to a cd.

    if you're going for their looks, you should be ashamed, darling... simmer, it'll be okay.

    great song, by the way..
    pikachu1559on January 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentadditionally, the live version of this song on the "dont be shallow" ep is incredible. gotta love the man.
    pikachu1559on January 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the way this song sounds when he sings it. im not the surest on what it means though. but yes i agress he is hot, i wonder when he is coming to the states to play shows?
    lovtolovyaon January 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about how he's sleepless at night thinking about a girl, feeling pain comparable to sleeping on needles, and how his love is so strong and true that he wishes to know what's real in life. It seems he wants to let her know what's going on in his life and what he feels and has to go through each and every night with her on his mind. I dunno for sure really, just my interpretation/rambling
    suclid003on April 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti may be missing some hidden/deeper/esoteric meaning somewhere, any thoughts?
    suclid003on April 04, 2005   Link

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