"Sleep Tonight" as written by Amy E Millan, Torquil John Campbell, Christopher Allen Seligman, Evan Whitney Cranley and Patrick Mcgee....
We don't want to sleep tonight
Still young like that I count the lines
Beside your mouth that smiles now
My arms reach up as you go down

With buried heads we both forget
All of the past and it's regret
Wind picks up, the window shakes
But we won't hear the morning break

You will cry and I will cry
'Cause all the love's alive tonight
You will cry and I will cry
'Cause all the love's alive tonight

Neighborhoods will try to dream
While you and me we hold and lean
Onto bodies slick and charged
Together just one beating heart

All the wonder's quiet now
We hear the leaves fall to the ground
Morning light upon our bed
An ally while I catch you breath

You will cry and I will cry
'Cause all the love's alive tonight
You will cry and I will cry
'Cause all the love's alive tonight


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"Sleep Tonight" as written by Christopher Allen Seligman Amy E Millan

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    General CommentI think it about being so wrapped up in each other that nothing else really matters except what they are doing at that exact moment, whatever it is, sexual or not.
    In an interview, Torquil said that they tried to write an album about sex, so that's whats coming across.
    It reminds me of two people coming together after having broken up, and how they're so attuned to each other and in love that they don't know why they were ever apart.
    seventeen/halfaliveon December 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so beautiful that you should never listen to it while going through a breakup. it will just break your heart.
    LooksLikeLoveon March 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis my favorite song of the album. it is just beautiful. There's a certain thing to amy's voice that makes me shiver each time i listen to it. I just love it
    argie_caribouon February 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song was beyond beautiful at a show they played in mpls last night. amy singing "we hear the leaves fall to the ground/morning light upon our bed/ an ally while i catch your breath"...unreal.
    strangeglowon March 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLooksLikeLove is right, i know this from personal experience :(
    HyperGlitteron April 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHaha, when I saw them in Boston, Torquil said this song was about cunningulis. Amy seemed a little embarassed.
    tracedouton June 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentditto. i got dumped this week and this cd has been the anthem. it's perfect to commiserate with.
    such_detailson July 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, when you think about it...this song could very easily be about cunnilingus. Haha. In any case, I love this line:

    "with buried heads we both forget
    all of the past and its regret
    wind picks up the window shakes
    but we won't hear the morning break"

    Kinda reminds me of a double-suicide...Romeo and Juliet style.
    Vertigo22on December 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha actually when I heard this I thought it was about cunnilingus, cause of the line:
    "my arms reach up as you go down"
    oh and also
    "together just one beating heart" cause whenever I hear that line, it means something sexual..but other way, it's such a sweet song.
    lulabelleon January 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTorquil said it was about fucking. Regardless of what its about, its an amazing song and just beautiful live.
    oceanside_ohon February 13, 2006   Link

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