Hear your heartbeat
Beat a frantic pace
And it's not even seven AM
You're feeling the rush of anguish settling
You cannot help showing them in
Hurry up then
Or you'll fall behind and
They will take control of you
And you need to heal the hurt behind your eyes
Fickle words crowding your mind

So
Sleep, sugar, let your dreams flood in
Like waves of sweet fire, you're safe within
Sleep, sweetie, let your floods come rushing in
And carry you over to a new morning

Try as you might
You try to give it up
Seems to be holding on fast
It's hand in your hand
A shadow over you
A beggar for soul in your face
Still it don't mater if you won't listen
If you won't let them follow you
You just need to heal
Make good all your lies
Move on and don't look behind

So
Sleep, sugar, let your dreams flood in
Like waves of sweet fire, you're safe within
Sleep, sweetie, let your floods come rushing in
And carry you over to a new morning

Day after day
Fickle visions messing with your head
Fickle, vicious
Sleeping in your bed
Messing with your head
Fickle visions
Fickle, vicious

Sleep, sugar, let your dreams flood in
Like waves of sweet fire, you're safe within
Sleep, sweetie, let your floods come rushing in
And carry you over to a new morning



Lyrics submitted by bazmeg

"Sleep" as written by Marko Saaresto, Olli Tukiainen, Markus Kaarlonen

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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    General Comment:It sounds like Hope - hope for the morning to come, for all evil to stay behind.
    Besides, I am just P.O.F.'s fan
    noiron April 09, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:This song always reminds me of Silent Hill, though I'm almost sure it wasn't in the movie. Probably just a similar melody or the creepy overtones... Still, great and slightly disturbing song.
    lasombraon February 27, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:I believe that the song is almost telling you about someone who was... ready to give up on life.

    "It's hand in your hand
    A shadow over you"

    Grim Reaper? A shadow meaning you've lost hope and are overclouded by death. That's just what I believe it means. That you just need to time to heal.
    candycoatedmeltdownon July 03, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:This makes me think a lot about my own life, but I'm not going to get into specifics. I first heard it on my internet radio and the first few notes literally made me cry. Very first song I heard by PotF. Love it. <3 As much as it makes me think of my past, it gives me hope. It reminds me that that is my *past* and that I have a *future*. My future doesn't need to be like my past.

    "You just need to heal
    Make good all your lies
    Move on and don't look behind"

    Not meaning to go on about me, but maybe someone else feels the same?

    ~Tsual
    Tsualon November 04, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:i just started listening to poets of the fall.. this is the one i got stuck at lately, and somehow it reminds me of the book "new moon" of the twilight saga. edward singing to bella.. tell me if anyone else feels the same :)

    (yes i know, i'm one of "those" girls, that got stuck on the books.. but really, the books are great. the movie on the other hand sucks pretty bad.. hoping next will turn out better..)
    MierinEronaileon May 02, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:I think this song is definitely talking about mentality. Someone’s state of mind or an internal unsettling, possibly an addiction of some sort. The meaning works with a drug addiction; “you cannot help showing them in”, “they will take control of you”, “try as you might, you try to give it up”. I have found it hard to interpret this song, and I think I am still fumbling around in the dark in terms of meanings xD (the other comments have given me more of an insight though (: ) Personally, I don’t think this is one of Poets’ best songs. The piano is amazing, and Marko’s voice is soothing and mellow, but I think it is slightly lacking something.
    TheByronicHeroon June 21, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:Personally....I think it's indeed about someone's past...

    You're feeling the rush
    of anguish settling
    You cannot help showing them in.

    To me it is as if you're waking up a day, feeling down and already feeling the depressed feelings weighing upon your shoulders, and even though you know it's bad, you can't help but to give in to them...

    Hurry up then
    Or you'll fall behind and
    They will take control of you

    Here it's like the singer is telling the other that if you don't 'fight' against them or something, those feelings will take control of you, resulting in a person getting depressed.

    And you need to heal
    The hurt behind your eyes
    Fickle words crowding your mind

    This made me think of someone with a severe inferiority complex; every time you look into the mirror, it hurts to see yourself and words like 'ugly' 'fat' or something like that pop into your mind...

    ....Then again, this is only my way of seeing things ^^"
    Camikazaon April 13, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:I agree with Tsual. this potf song moves me a lot. one of the best song of potf
    Shohanon July 31, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:While this song does impact me and I see ways it mirrors my own life. I figured I would give it a go at figuring out the meaning of it.

    Hear your heartbeat
    Beat a frantic pace
    And it's not even seven AM

    The heart only beats frantically in a very few emotional states. These are mostly excitement and fear. Given that its not even seven AM, It rules out excitement leaving fear.

    You're feeling the rush
    of anguish settling
    You cannot help showing them in.

    This shows someone who has been hurt in the past. Again its a rush. Fear causing adrenaline to pump and it settles in. The person can't deal with what they have been through so they can't help allowing the memories in.

    Hurry up then
    Or you'll fall behind and
    They will take control of you

    This I agree with Camikaza on. It has to do with the drepression taking control.

    And you need to heal
    The hurt behind your eyes
    Fickle words crowding your mind

    Some believe that the eyes are the window to the soul. Behind them would be a wounded soul. Fickle means to change constantly. So the mind would be racing over things at this point.

    So
    Sleep, sugar, let your dreams flood in,
    Like waves of sweet fire, you're safe within
    Sleep, sweetie, let your floods come rushing in,
    And carry you over to a new morning

    This in my opinion is a person trying to console someone who is going through this nightmare situation. They are encouraging the person to sleep and rest. The last line though I think holds some religious overtones, Though the darkness may last for the night, joy comes with the morning.

    Try as you might
    You try to give it up
    Seems to be holding on fast

    Here the person is trying to let go of the things that haunt her night. Its not something easy to do and it doesn't let go.

    It's hand in your hand
    A shadow over your
    A beggar for soul in your face

    At this point, the person is feeling hopeless. It feels as though death itself has taken them by the hand and its seen all over them.

    Still it don't matter
    If you won't listen
    If you won't let it follow you

    If the person would stop listening to the things that are bothering them, they could be free of it.

    You just need to heal
    Make good all your lies
    Move on and don't look behind

    The first part is simple. you just need to heal. Not really much deep with that. The next line though, Make good all your lies. This is very deep. Its second nature to say they are good or fine when asked how they are. We hide what we are really feeling. In essence we lie. The last line is saying to keep moving forward and don't look at where you have been.

    Day after day
    Fickle visions
    Messing with your head
    Fickle, vicious
    Sleeping in your bed
    Messing with your head
    Fickle visions
    Fickle, visions

    This is showing that what is happening isn't the first time it has. Its happened many times before.

    Anyway, this is what I gleened from this. Its a really good song regardless.
    SweetMelodyon January 30, 2011   Link

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