"Fear of Sleep" as written by and Julian Casablancas....
How did anybody found out where I was
How did anybody find it out
I was hiding from the world. I was a squirrel
You chopped down my tree to get my fur

Fear of sleep
Fear of sleep
Fear of sleep
Fear of sleep
Fear of sleep
Fear of sleep
Ooh fear of sleep
Can't you wait
I'm not done
Fear of sleep
Here you come
Falling asleep [x3]
You're no fun [x10]

I guess everybody's week must have been pretty rough
'Cause everybody is drunk, loud, and pissed off
I know you hate to be impressed with someone else (other than yourself)
But you know, trying to hold back on being an asshole helps

Fear of sleep
Fear of sleep
Fear of sleep
Fear of sleep
Where'd you go?
Fear of sleep
Ooh fear of sleep
So you know
I'm not done
Here we go
Here you come
Falling asleep [x3]
You're no fun [x17]


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"Fear of Sleep" as written by Julian Casablancas

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    General Commentfirst to comment!! I really like this song, and I think the new album is also rly good. Plus I'm seeing them at the end of the month - yey!!
    bloc_party15on January 05, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"I was hiding from the world, I was a squirrel.
    You chopped down my tree to get my fur" WTF?
    Juiceboxon January 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentalright i suppose. these lyrics are messed up.
    ViOtechon January 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaha eelsrule your funny,
    i think the whole squrrel thing is hilarious, get to my fur haha.
    Juiceboxon January 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI kinda take back the previous comment, turns out I really like this song now. Oops........
    Eelsruleon January 11, 2006   Link
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    General Comment(b:D)b At Eelsrule, some of the songs on the album really do that to you...you hatign them, then ending up loving them afterwards, I mean.

    As for teh song, the first verse just seems to be him paranoid from sleep depravation. I don't know what the second verse might mean, but it might just be him being easily ticked off ("everyone was loud"). Or, the other person is impressed with some positive quality of somebody, and the main character comments that if you were less of an asshole you wouldn't be so surprised. I dunno.

    The "You're no fun" part, shen I first read that those lyrics were in the song, instantly made me think that the main character is angry at the people who are asleep, and who are not afraid of it, and since he's awake all night he's bored out of his mind. So he writes them off as boring sicne they go to sleep, with a "You're no fun". Maybe, I dunno...maybe it has something more to do with that second verse too.
    wasp2020on January 13, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"You're no fun.
    Fear of the unknown."

    that's it
    easytrickon January 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentVery experimental song that comes off well. My favourite part is the build up before the chorus.
    bkat004on February 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, some of the songs you gotta let grow on you. this is one of them. still dont love this song but the chorus is pretty cool (youre no fun, youre no fun..)
    citizenerased19on February 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is probably wrong, but maybe the song's about someone who's always on his guard(fear of sleep) becuz he's afraid he'll be exploited (you chopped down my tree to get my fur).
    dakucuruon February 27, 2006   Link

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