Sara, lay your head down
It's been a long day
You need some rest
This life that you've been leading
Won't amount for anything
But your second best

It's effortless, or is it meaningless?
Sara, close your eyes now
And dream about those things you'll never have
Don't open them too quickly
You might realize life's not all that bad

It's effortless, or is it meaningless?
Wake up, I can see you're sleeping still
If you don't leave now you never will
Too late
This is up to you

Sara, have another drink
You don't love yourself
Might as well let someone else
And as long as you wear long sleeves
They will never know what you really need is help

Wake up, I can see you're sleeping still
If you don't leave now you never will
Too late
This is up to you
This is up to you

It's effortless, or is it meaningless?
It's effortless, or is it meaningless?

Wake up, I can see you're sleeping still
If you don't leave now you never will
Only want to reach you
Wake up, I can see you're sleeping still
If you don't leave now you never will
Too late
This is up to you
This is up to you


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Sara, Poor Sara song meanings
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    General Commentwow..no comments? this song is beautiful.
    awakeinyouon September 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFantastic song...my guess it's about wanting to help a girl who has drug addiction (wearing long sleeves to cover up needle marks or scars) and other issues...in the end, she has to "wake up" and get her life together...arguably the best song on the album.
    UKingdomon September 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI hate this song so much. It's good and all. Just makes me so angry. Sara should just go kill herself, and stop wasting everyones time!
    And thats kinda how I feel. The Sara I know should just go kill herself and stop bitching.
    Damn this song makes me angry.
    Echo_Rebornon May 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentUm, to "Echo Reborn", I just wanna say...maybe the Sara you know is suffering from depression, just like the girl in the song maybe? And if she is, then it's not her fault she feels like that, it's the chemicals in her brain that are causing her to be like that, and she needs help and medication...Just saying...Sorry, I know it's none of my business, but I thought I should just say that.
    BenefitOfTheDoubton March 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHaven't heard this song yet, but I have to now, because my name is Sara. Though it's strange that I'm this weird optimistic happy-go-lucky person and this song sounds like Sara is so...so...so depressed.
    Floellon June 18, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song seems to be about trying to help a depressed girl. The lyrics about "as long as you wear long sleeves" I think is that she has cut marks on her arms from a suicide attempt. She just spirals down because she's too depressed to help herself, but Jeff wants to help her.
    vytasblon February 18, 2013   Link

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