"Sleep Well Tonight" as written by and Charles Robert/westaway Simpson....
Sleep well tonight
I'll wake you at the first sign of light
If you just make sure you sleep well tonight

Take care, stay with us
All you've seen has gone
If you dream the truth it will all come clear

Pull me up just to make a stand

If you could take a lifetime away
And make me come back down
If you could take the hours then
Maybe we could fall apart
I could stay the same

Sleep well tonight
I'll wake you at the first sign of light
If you just make sure you sleep well tonight

We fell like everyone else has
Our mark
Will show where we were for our last time

We'll carve the mark to remember this

If we could take a lifetime away
And make us come down
If you could take the hours then
Maybe we could fall apart
I could stay here

Sleep well tonight
Sleep well tonight

If we could take away the summit
We could climb the highest we've ever been to
If you could take away the summit


Lyrics submitted by strider3005

"Sleep Well Tonight" as written by Daniel Haigh Omar Abidi

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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    General CommentOk, I realise this is a way-out there interpretation and it is by no means complete or without fault...but I'm interested to hear what you think about this.

    I think the narrator here is dead and is looking down on his ex-girlfriend from heaven. I think his girlfriend is very near to death. She is having nightmares and flashbacks of an accident that perhaps they were both involved in, causing his death? Or maybe she has attempted suicide and that is why she is near death. I think the narrator is telling her to 'sleep well tonight' as death is nearby and 'the light' will eventually come and take her away into heaven to join him.

    'All you've seen has gone, if you dream the truth it will all come clear' - he says that what she is dreaming and having nightmares about is not how it really is. He is reassuring her that death is not so bad, that she will see for herself.

    'If you could take a lifetime away...' - he says, if you could take back my death, and make me return from heaven maybe it could have been different.

    'We fell like everyone else has, our mark will show where we were for our last time' - we made mistakes like everyone else, but we also made a difference and left our mark on the world.

    'If we could take a lifetime away. and make us come down' - the use of the word 'us' implies that the girlfriend has now died too.

    'If you could take the hours then maybe we could fall apart, I could stay here' - if we could turn back time, to the time when we were both still alive, maybe he could do something different to make her live and that he would be the one to remain in heaven, whilst she continued to live her life on earth.

    What do people think? I am more than likely talking absolute rubbish!
    Amethyston March 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe whole album "Grand Unification" is a concept album.

    Here's some quotes from Charlie, which are in issue #1097 of kerrang;

    "There's a concept behind the album: It starts just as the world self destructs because of it's problems. Then the old world crumbles apart & resurfaces as a new generation wakes up in a land free of bullshit"

    [About Sleep Well Tonight] "Interms of the concept, this is the moment where the world changes & there's no going back"
    PaintPastelKyleon March 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits a concept album, right?
    this is probably about the night before the final battle to rid the world of evil?
    359847on December 16, 2007   Link
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    MemoryI love this song. It means so much to me.
    Although it is part of a concept album, i believe that the lyrics are vague enough to be interpreted in any way.
    I have a strong memory of using the lyric:
    "Sleep well tonight, i'll wake you at the first sign of light"
    I changed it to 'i'll see you at the first sign of light'.
    I remember saying it to my ex boyfriend in November, when we would see each other in the morning and it was just starting to get light.
    It so strongly reminds me of him it's hard to listen to, but i love it.
    x-Nicole-xon November 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlol im not as clever as you guys i just think its about the end of a relationship and he's saying that if they could go back then they could have had a chance n that maybe he wouldnt have changed. he still loves her n he'll tell her when theres a chance that they could get back together.

    "we fell like everyone else had our mark" i think this means that everyone else thought they knew how the relationship would go and they'll carve there own mark next time and decide what they want from the relationship
    xXlisa17Xxon July 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlol im not as clever as you guys i just think its about the end of a relationship and he's saying that if they could go back then they could have had a chance n that maybe he wouldnt have changed. he still loves her n he'll tell her when theres a chance that they could get back together.

    "we fell like everyone else had our mark" i think this means that everyone else thought they knew how the relationship would go and they'll carve there own mark next time and decide what they want from the relationship
    xXlisa17Xxon July 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song made me inlove with fightstar.

    they are so good at blending noises. and just generally being good. i dont know how people hate them , just cause of Charlie i mean he is one of the best singers/screamers i have ever heard.

    this song to me is about you and a woman loving each other, thinking that you'l see each others face when you wake up every morning, and seeing them last at night. And that you want to take care of that person all the time, but you cant whilst you sleep. so you are wishing Him/Her to sleep well so that nothing harms them

    the bit:
    "If we could take a lifetime away" ---- to me is like saying i wished that we could stay the same forever ~ feel the same for each other and want to see each other when there life is nearly taken away and they just want the moment to last like a save point in a game if you know what i mean

    "And make us come down"thats basically reliving that moment that plays so much in your mind.

    "If you could take the hours then
    Maybe we could fall apart" that bit reminds me of the quote "time flys when your having fun" like everything will go so fast as a couple, before you know it you will be breaking up or maybe like near death from old age, but still a couple

    "I could stay the same" or "I could stay here" again backing up that i wish i could just stay here and live this life with everything being as perfect as it is,

    this is what i thought of when i thought about what it meant to me it isnt what it actually means, it actually is a part of a consept album of wich is going on about the end of all hate and impurities of the earth (or bullshit as Charlie so rightly said :3)

    anyway i gotta goto bed lol ¬.¬ but umm ill continue what i think, if anyone wants to know, haha.

    Adam.
    x
    Admaaaon October 12, 2009   Link

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