"Talking in Your Sleep" as written by Gerald William Cook and Chas Mills....
When you close your eyes and go to sleep
And it's down to the sound of a heartbeat
I can hear the things that you're dreaming about
When you open up your heart and the truth comes out

You tell me that you want me
You tell me that you need me
You tell me that you love me
And I know that I'm right
Cuz I hear it in the night
I hear the secrets that you keep
When you're talking in your sleep

When I hold you in my arms at night
Don't you know you're sleeping in a spotlight
And all your dreams that you keep inside
You're telling me the secrets that you just can't hide

You tell me that you want me
You tell me that you need me
You tell me that you love me
And I know that I'm right
Cuz I hear it in the night
I hear the secrets that you keep
When you're talking in your sleep

When you close your eyes and you fall asleep
Everythng about you is a mystery

You tell me that you want me
You tell me that you need me
You tell me that you love me
And I know that I'm right
Cuz I hear it in the night
I hear the secrets that you keep
When you're talking in your sleep


Lyrics submitted by RaineBM1185

"Talking in Your Sleep" as written by James Marinos George Canler

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentEver try talking back?
    redshiftdazzleron December 15, 2011   Link
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    General Commentwow im the first post ...
    I guess it means that in the throes of passion. we reveal our selves.. or rather she opens up after a wild night of sex
    CaniusSwisson April 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can not believe there have not been more comments about this song. Perhaps this means everyone already knows the lyrics... Either way, this song is a fine example of classic 1980s musical talent at work! The lyrics to this tune may be representative of how a woman's non-verbal actions while at rest can speak far louder than her words.
    tad482on October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSomething like this actually happened with my ex-fiance, she was talking in her sleep and it revealed everything I thought. Maybe not too common but after that I take this literally.
    darkehon October 18, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationOne way to interpret it is that the singer wants affection from this person, so he's desperately looking for signs of it ("don't you know you're sleeping in a spotlight.") But these assurances ("you tell me that need me, you tell me that you love me") are actually coming from a sleeping person, who could simply be dreaming about someone else---not necessarily the singer!----but this is so eager to believe the affection is for him (which probably isn't the case if he all he has as proof are sleepy mutterings!). Overall it feels like a lonely, pathetic, desperate, obsessive song-----the object of affection is distant, removed, asleep to him, but he's consumed by observing her, looking for any sign or word of affection, to the point of deluding himself into believing what he wants to be true----so in a way, he's asleep himself.
    FCon March 01, 2015   Link

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