We kicked our shoes off.
Can you feel the ground beneath you shift
All I need, is time and space to breathe.
And either side of this deep breath.
At 4,15, it looked like rain
Your eyes were burning holes in me
Your eyes, this fire in your eyes
Your eyes, are burning holes through me.

She said; If i fall asleep before you, would you leave me be
I can't handle waiting, anticipating
So I pray that I fall deep.
And the lights have burned out a little early.
Oh winter It came quick
But I will burn bright through the early hours
If only we could sleep

See how we spin, we dance, like marionettes
In 3, 4 time, i thread bare strings intwined
You and I, our tied up limbs, skin against skin
Im shaking like a child
You turn, you turn
and the pages rimming
like our outlines
and this glow become one
Im shaking like a child

Oh no I know I can't take it
These sugared pills will always taste like shit
So I'll fire my poison darts and break this spell that's wrapped around me
But in one fell swoop, every dart would miss you and rid you clear of me
But I will burn bright through the early hours
Oh darling leave me be

See how we spin, we dance, like marionettes
In 3, 4 time, i thread bare strings intwined
You and I, our tied up limbs, skin against skin
Im shaking like a child

Since there has been a taste
So sour in the sound
Two marionettes tumbling to the ground
The strings come untied, they break the unwind.
What will we make?
What will we make?


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If Tonight We Could Only Sleep song meanings
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    Lyric CorrectionWe kicked our shoes off
    Can you feel the ground beneath you shift?
    All I need, is time and space to breathe
    At either side of this deep rift
    At 4,15, it looked like rain
    Your eyes were burning holes through me
    Your eyes, this fire in your eyes
    Your eyes, are burning holes through me

    She said; If I fall asleep before you, would you leave me be
    I can't handle waiting, anticipating
    So I pray that I fall deep.
    And the lights have burned out a little early.
    Oh winter It came quick
    I will burn bright through the early hours
    If only we could sleep

    See how we spin, we dance, like marionettes
    In 3, 4 time, our thread bare strings entwined
    You and I, are tied up limbs, skin against skin
    I'm shaking like a child
    You turn, and you turn
    and the pages remain
    like our outlines
    in this gloom, become one
    I'm shaking like a child

    Oh no, I know I can't take it
    These sugared pills will always taste like shit
    I'll fire poison darts and break this spell that's wrapped around me
    But in one fell swoop, every dart would miss you and rid you clear of me
    I will burn bright through the early hours
    Oh darling leave me be

    See how we spin, we dance, like marionettes
    In 3, 4 time, our thread bare strings entwined
    You and I, are tied up limbs, skin against skin
    I'm shaking like a child

    Since then there's been a taste
    So sour in the sound
    Of two marionettes, tumbling to the ground
    The strings come untied, they break they unwind.
    What will we make?
    What will we make?
    Of these scattered remains.

    See how we spin, we dance, like marionettes
    In 3/4 time, our thread bare strings entwined
    You and I, are tied up limbs, skin against skin
    Skin against skin
    silversun7on August 14, 2011   Link
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    General Commentlittle help with the lyrics?
    I couldnt find them anywhere on the net, hope someone can help.
    Danielle224on June 16, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningTo me, this song has always been about having sex with someone (See how we spin, we dance, like marionettes, in 3/4 time, our thread bare strings entwined. You and I, are tied up limbs, skin against skin) and then realising it was a mistake. As both parties are then trying to get to sleep after, they are kept awake by the ramifications of what they have done.
    If they could sleep they would be able to not think about it until they could part in the morning, but now they are kept awake thinking about it (She said, "If I fall asleep before you, would you leave me be; I can't handle waiting, anticipating, so I pray that I fall deep").
    The act destroys whatever relationship they did have and leaves them wondering if they will be able to salvage anything from the wreckage (Since then there's been a taste so sour in the sound of two marionettes, tumbling to the ground. The strings come untied, they break they unwind. What will we make? What will we make of these scattered remains)
    silversun7on August 14, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General Comment"All I need, is time and space to breathe.
    And either side of this deep breath"

    "See how we spin, we dance, like marionettes
    In 3, 4 time, i thread bare strings intwined
    You and I, our tied up limbs, skin against skin"
    shipson July 02, 2006   Link

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