"Sleeping with the light on" as written by and James/jay Bourne....
Along she came, with her picture,
Put it in a frame, so I won't miss her,
Got on a plane, from London; Heathrow,
It seems such a shame, yea...

I feel her. Slipping through my fingers,
Now she's gone, I'm sleeping with the light on,
And sharks swim through my veins now, that she's gone,
I'm sleeping with the light on.

Heard she's engaged, but to her best friend,
No one's to blame, here's where it all ends,
And I feel the pain, 'cause I'm without her,
I feel the pain.

I feel her. Slipping through my fingers,
Now she's gone, I'm sleeping with the light on,
And sharks swim through my veins now, that she's gone,
I'm sleeping with the light on...

I see the sight, with a different light,
Words cannot describe the way I'm feeling,
'Cause I've been searching in my head,
For the words I thought she'd said,
For too long.

I feel her. Slipping through my fingers,
Now she's gone, I'm sleeping with the light on,
And sharks swim through my veins now, that she's gone,
I'm sleeping with the light on.

I feel her. Slipping through my fingers,
Now she's gone, I'm sleeping with the light on,
And sharks swim through my veins now, that she's gone,
I'm sleeping with the light on.

I feel her. Slipping through my fingers,
Now she's gone, I'm sleeping with the light on,
And sharks swim through my veins now, that she's gone,
I'm sleeping with the light on.


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"Sleeping with the Light On" as written by James Bourne Mathew Sargeant

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  • +1
    General CommentI find it hilarious that people say Busted suck.

    Busted don't suck; they are a mainstream pop-band, that every one from high-hell to high-water will have heard.

    And I guarantee that all of you have sung along to a Busted song, at least once, and enjoyed it.

    Yeah, musically, they aren't anything like Alexisonfire, but they were a breakthrough act, they made a whole new genre of music, and brought a lot of joy to a lot of people.

    They enjoyed what they did, and evidently made at least one good song, according to some of the people here.

    I feel sorry that they split up, because I think that they may have matured into something a lot better than this, even though I believe that this is pretty awesome.

    And maybe because I don't give two shits whether people think I'm a baby, or that I have no taste in music; quite the contrary, I can listen to what I want to and not care what people think of me.

    And I think that shows a better understanding and respect for music than any of you have given it.
    PrincessLyron March 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen u can feel someone slipping away from you, as if u know they are going and when they have you dont know what to do you are in shock. in my opinion the line 'now shes gone im sleeping with the light on' makes me think that the person is scared of being alone because of the situation their in (that is my opinion sorry if u dont agree)

    a great busted song, amazing when played live
    dying_staron January 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti fucking bummed this song it made me cry...then i realised it was by busted but i still love it even though everything about the band repulses me this osng is an exception
    xmindgamesxon February 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think busted suck but before everyone gets mad at me i give it 5/10.
    whatever&moreon April 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBusted suck in general, but, since I was forced to listen to this while I worked at a convenience store, it sorta grew on me.
    Sirius1on April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBusted spliting up, was like the sun breaking through a storm cloud.
    quiffpornon May 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes a happy time 4 every 1.... unless u like big storms.
    whatever&moreon May 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm more into Foo Fighters, Nirvana et al, but I guess, if at gupoint, I'd admit that I kinda liked Busted. A guilty pleasure, as it were, but I didn't like them enough to buy any singles, albums, whatever. However I do like Fightstar.

    Anyway, I love this song. And I kinda relate to the song, at least some of it. The "Heard she's engaged/ Spoke to her best friend" isn't quite as bad for me (although her best friend told me she was out with someone else. Just as I thought I was over her. Bitch.)
    strider3005on July 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm more into Foo Fighters, Nirvana et al, but I guess, if at gupoint, I'd admit that I kinda liked Busted. A guilty pleasure, as it were, but I didn't like them enough to buy any singles, albums, whatever. However I do like Fightstar.

    Anyway, I love this song. And I kinda relate to the song, at least some of it. The "Heard she's engaged/ Spoke to her best friend" isn't quite as bad for me (although her best friend told me she was out with someone else. Just as I thought I was over her. Bitch.)
    strider3005on July 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbusted sux pleaseeeeeeeeee, busted is 4 teenage wannabes that like em cuz they're popular and 'cool'
    strider3005, or u like the good or the bad but it's weird for someone 2 like the awesome nirvana and kinda like the shitty busted
    ANTWANmyMANon July 28, 2005   Link

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