"sleep" as written by and Earl Lebieg....
A million miles an hour
Swallowed dotted lines tonight
We ingest the pavement
Ignore the passing lines
And the streets
They call our names
They call our names
We'll never feel the same

Tearing through this ghost town
We haunt the lifeless streets
Still it seems
They call our names
They call our names
We'll never feel the same

Tonight will pass us by
As we're breathing in this moon-lit air
Tonight will pass us by
As the world it seems to disappear
But I'm asleep at the wheel

Another destination
Far away from here
Where the streets
They call our names
They call our names
We'll never feel the same again

But tonight will pass us by
As we're breathing in this moon-lit air
Tonight will pass us by
As the world it seems to disappear
But I'm here with you
We will try forever
We will drive forever
I'm here with you

But now I'm asleep at the wheel
And still the streets
They call our names
They call our names

But tonight will pass us by
As we're breathing in this moon-lit air
Tonight will pass us by
As the world it seems to disappear
But I'm here with you
We will try forever
We will drive forever
I'm here with you

We will try forever
We will drive forever
We will drive forever

I'm here with you

With you, with you, with you,
I'm here with.


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"Sleep" as written by Earl Lebieg

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    General CommentI think it's like when you just want to run away. Like when soemthing hurts you or breaks your heart so you just get in your car and drive and don't have anywhere to go. Like the "asleep at the wheel" part is when your not even driving like your brain is on auto pilot and you just know you have to keep moving or else.
    Antarison February 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI've always loved this song and I agree. It's most likely about wanting just to get away from the stress of everyday life and just driving away with someone you care about. Honestly knowing Dan Marsala and the rest of SOTY it could mean virtually anything.
    kcrusher17on June 18, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst to comment .wohoo ... real smooth song ...different from the others ...stands out .... not quite sure what its about .... seems to me he wants to get away with someone ... AWESOME NEW ALBUM !!! WITH YOUY WITH YOU WITH YOU
    anberlinnon October 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it about being with someone and enjoying it driving in the car in this song just driving wanting to forget something in the past maybe, that just happened? well thats my idea
    Snowboarder547on December 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnot sure wat the song's about but it has something to do with forgeting something in the past while driving. I really like this song something draws me to it
    *_StEfFiE_*on January 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! I instantly thought of a simple summer or early spring night where the weather is just sick and you're just on a late night cruise. Love it! It sounds like he wants to be with someone and just get away with them, even for just one night...that's somethin I would do...
    boo#1on December 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea it's a bit different to their other stuff. i really like it. i agree with the above comments about how it might be about just wanting to get away with someone. love it.
    yolanda.on January 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song . I agree, it´s just about when u want to go away and forget about all those bad or not important things.
    "The streets they call our names " even the streets want him to go away and don´t care about other things, to have some fun. The song always makes me good mood :) I love this band
    Lenockaon August 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone else think it says "We will die forever?"
    Matthew15on October 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    MemoryThis song has always been a favorite of mine, no matter my mood at the time while listening to it. I lost a friend this past May and now every time I hear this song when I'm feeling down, it makes me feel like he's saying "we will drive forever, I'm here with you." He loved to drive his truck and motorcycle, and he passed in a motorcycle accident. I remember the nights where he would drive my brother and I and our friends all over town, just having such a good time. This song became even more relevant in my life as the years have passed, especially now. Thanks SOTY for this song, it truly has changed my life.
    aansolinion January 09, 2015   Link

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