"03.45: No Sleep" as written by Peter Anders Svensson and Nina Persson....
It's way too late to think of
Someone I would call now
And neon signs got tired
Red eye flights help the stars out
I'm safe in a corner
Just hours before me

I'm waking with the roaches
The world has surrendered
I'm dating ancient ghosts
The ones I made friends with
The comfort of fireflies
Long gone before daylight

And if I had one wishful field tonight
I'd ask for the sun to never rise
If God leant his voice for me to speak
I'd say go to bed, world

I've always been too late
To see what's before me
And I know nothing sweeter than
Champagne from last New Years
Sweet music in my ears
And a night full of no fears

But if I had one wishful field tonight
I'd ask for the sun to never rise
If God passed a mic to me to speak
I'd say stay in bed, world
Sleep in peace


Lyrics submitted by Mopnugget, edited by Firen

"03:45: No Sleep" as written by Robin Williamson

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    General Commentthe fact that there's so little attention given to this album makes it even more special for me, as each and every song is so beautifully compelling and 3.45 No Sleep is a prime example. on top of that, the quality of the recording is irreproachable and when you put all the pieces together this album has everything it takes to be one of the all-time classics. I can see myself listening to it 20 years from now with the same delight.
    savianon November 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt is a beautiful song.

    The character is aware of the true lateness and emptiness of the world at the moment. Her first instinct is to calll someone to talk but then she starts to enjoy the serenity. She wants it to stay. It's as though she is the only person in the world right now. Savor aloneness.
    BJ_Thomason March 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so depressing (in a good way), and half of these comments are so off...
    TheWrongGirlon December 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is BEAUTIFUL
    dannyboyownsyouallon March 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so beautiful.Its so suddel and just an enjoyment to listen to
    music=stressfreeon September 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, the night me and the love of my life split up i felt just the shame as this song, alone and not wanting the morning to arrive.
    aidy10on September 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"and I know nothing sweeter than champagne from last new year's" BEST LYRIC!!!! Express memories of good moments that you've shared, like a bottle of champagne almost empty the day after New Year.
    The Katy-girlon October 14, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think it's about being stuck in a moment that you wish you wouldn't end.

    Or being stuck in a memory you wish you wouldn't end, but it's as though, going to bed, and waking with a new day will dilute or delete the memory.

    We've all had those 345 moments when you should be in bed, but your mind/heart won't switch off.

    shockdelicaon December 28, 2009   Link

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