everybody wants a piece of some easy enterprise
can't this world cut your face and carry the news that you've got a gift to be given?
cut it out cut your loss, you don't dream you fantasize
and this is how we measure the cost of enjoying the pain of 21 year of good living

gotta take something great just to get me out of bed
music to my ears it makes you happy when you tell me
this place is like a womb you live so well from doing nothing
one day you will learn there is some beauty in the thing that makes you sweat

and I woke up with a song 'cause I had a dream, yes I had a vision of people
lying in the sun
sleeping on the rocks and stones
waiting just to die
they were just fast asleep like lions
they were just fast asleep like lions in summer

when you look at me do you see someone with a future?
music to my ears it makes me happy when you tell me
this place is like a womb you live so well from doing nothing
one day you will learn there is some beauty in the thing that makes you

swear all the years of wasted time
half divine
half what you could be

oh, all this time they let this city
get sad and empty
'cause they're only half awake

when you look at me do you see someone with a future?
one day you will learn there is some beauty in the thing that makes you sweat


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Fast Asleep song meanings
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    General CommentI think that this song is about someone critiquing someone else who is obviously lazy and does very little, versus the narrator who seems to hold disdain for such a lazy person. However, even with that, the narrator seems to yearn for a place and a society where people can live just lazy and not work hard.
    KainIIICon June 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenteverybody wants a piece of some easy enterprise
    can't this world cut your face and carry the news that you've got a gift to be given?
    cut it out cut your loss, you don't dream you fantasize
    and this is how we measure the lost of enjoying the pain of 21 year of good living

    gotta take something great just to get me out of bed
    music to my ears it makes you happy when you tell me
    this place is like a womb you live so well from doing nothing
    one day you will learn there is some beauty in the thing that makes you sweat

    and I woke up with a song 'cause I had a dream, yes I had a vision of people
    lying in the sun
    sleeping on the rocks and stones
    waiting just to die
    they were just fast asleep like lions
    they were just fast asleep like lions in summer

    when you look at me do you see someone with a future?
    music to my ears it makes me happy when you tell me
    this place is like a womb you live so well from doing nothing
    one day you will learn there is some beauty in the thing that makes you

    swear all the years of wasted time
    half divine
    half what you could be

    oh, all this time they let this city
    get sad and empty
    'cause they're only half awake

    when you look at me do you see someone with a future?
    one day you will learn there is some beauty in the thing that makes you sweat
    jakebarkeron June 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti didn't mean to change cost to lost*
    jakebarkeron July 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey (KainIIIC) danny? dude its jacob
    Abex22on August 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhoa thats freaky... whats up?
    KainIIICon September 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsounds more like he doesnt think people take enough time to just sit, realize life and enjoy the earth for what it is...people are too busy working or running busy

    "oh, all this time they let this city
    get sad and empty
    'CAUSE THEYRE ONLY HALF AWAKE"
    yourdeareston July 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsounds more like he doesnt think people take enough time to just sit, realize life and enjoy the earth for what it is...people are too busy working or running busy

    "oh, all this time they let this city
    get sad and empty
    'CAUSE THEYRE ONLY HALF AWAKE"
    yourdeareston July 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow, I hear this song as the total opposite, as more about being present in what you're doing, which often involves a lot of hard work, and not just running the path of least resistance.

    see lyrics:
    "and I woke up with a song 'cause I had a dream, yes I had a vision of people/lying in the sun
    sleeping on the rocks and stones/waiting just to die
    they were just fast asleep like lions"
    and "someday you will learn there is some beauty in the thing that makes you sweat"
    celestialblenderon November 18, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"this place is like a womb you live so well from doing nothing
    one day you will learn there is some beauty in the thing that makes you sweat"

    these two lines are about a person who is not living to the full potential and just kindof bumming like a baby in a womb, living off others even?

    its a clear message not to wake up! in life, and not look back on wasted years and carpe diem!
    anarcistareprettyon January 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI was having trouble with these lyrics, but I find the same ones everywhere. Anyways, this is what it sounds like to me. I have no clue about the first part though, it doesn't make sense to me as is, but I can't come up with anything better. It seems to be a song about not really having much motivation, but living well enough. Being lazy, and what that leads to: they let this city/Get sad and empty/'Cause they're only half awake.


    Everybody wants a piece of some easy enterprise.
    Can this world cut your face and carry the news that you've got a gift to be given?
    Cut it out, cut your loss, we don't dream we fantasize.
    And this is how we measure the cost: enjoying the pain of 21 years of good living.

    When you look at me do you see someone with a future?
    Music to my ears it makes me happy when you tell me,
    "This place is like a womb you live so well from doing nothing,
    One day you will learn there is some beauty in the thing that makes you sweat."

    Gotta take something great just to get me out of bed
    And I woke up with a song 'cause I had a dream, yes I had a vision of people
    Lying in the sun,
    Weeping on the rocks and stones,
    Waiting just to die.
    They were just fast asleep like lions,
    They were just fast asleep like lions in summer.

    When you look at me do you see someone with a future?
    Music to my ears it makes me happy when you tell me,
    "This place is like a womb you live so well from doing nothing
    One day you will learn there is some beauty in the thing that makes you...

    Swear all the years of wasted time,
    Half divine,
    Half what you could be.

    Oh, all this time they let this city
    Get sad and empty
    'Cause they're only half awake.

    Oh, all this time they let this city
    Get sad and empty
    'Cause they're only half awake.

    When you look at me do you see someone with a future?
    One day you will learn there is some beauty in the thing that makes you sweat.
    kristylynn145on February 21, 2009   Link

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