Sleep in a room that knows your name
Nights in a pile, your house arranged
Taped to the wall what's strong at all
Goes with you
Passion thrown and in and out of there
Burned on the wrist, make loving fists
For all who fight to sleep
I'm here by the wayside, you spinning before my eyes
Here, where the kids desire what we desire
Here, where I can clam up with the good times calling out the lies
Calling out the truth
Is I have held you closer than you'd imagine
Beaming in my hands
I have held you closer than you could imagine
Flying from my hands


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    General CommentI love this song, but I can't find the full lyrics anywhere. I know for certain that there are some lines missing.
    In this song, the speaker expresses a deep longing for someone and his loneliness without this person. The words to me have a connotation of loss--he used to be with the woman, but now he's lost her.
    tastemakeron October 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPretty sure these are the complete lyrics:

    Sleep in a room that knows your name
    Nights in a pile, your house arranged
    Taped to the walls what's strong at all
    Goes with you
    For all who fight sleep
    For all who fight to sleep
    Tear down the wall, you sleep in jail
    Passion thrown and in and out of here
    Burned on the wrist, make loving fists
    For what you miss
    For all who fight sleep
    For all who fight to sleep
    Here by the wayside, spinning before my eyes
    Here, where the kids desire what we despise
    Here, where I can clam up with the good times calling out the lies
    Calling out the truth
    Is I have held you closer than you'd imagine
    Beaming in my hands
    I have held you closer, you could imagine
    Flying from my hands

    Not sure if he's really saying "for all who fight sleep" but the first time he says it it seems that the "to" is much less pronounced than the second time he says it,
    if it's even there at all. just how I heard it.
    RyanWilhiteon March 03, 2009   Link

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