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what happened to us all? have we slept through it?
taking hits off the surface, it's too hard to swallow when
their judgements are concentrated, on everything they know

was it all enough? (no fair)
or did it wake you up? from your sleeping.
i've overheard it once, this has gone on before
it's too one in the same, when you're accounted for
we seem so far away from these things we used to know
we seem so far away from everything we are

everyone that moves around me
they're saying nothing
that makes the fight a blur
say we're something, no one wanted to hear
they know that everything is wrong

was it all enough? (no fair)
or did it wake you up? from your sleeping.
i've overheard it once, this has gone on before
it's too one in the same
when you're accounted for
we seem so far away from those things we used to know
we seem so far away from everything we are

all we are is golden
this won't mean a thing
all we are is golden
this won't mean a thing


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    General CommentK, I believe that the song has to do with self-knowledge, and true identity. The band comments on the way people tend to live their lives, "sleeping" through it instead of facing the "judgement" that concentrates below the surface. People like to think that "all we are is golden" rather than dealing with true feelings and falling outside of the comforts of what's expected.
    Everyone around the narrator in the song is "saying something" but are they right, or do they just make excuses. The song mentions the notion of savoring something secretly--it could be criticizing those who are different in the public and alone; it could also be saying that it's good to be able to be someone that no one can really judge, someone mysterious and outside the normal.
    The song echoes sentiments from books that I've read such as The Awakening, with the notion of sleeping through life, and Invisible Man, with the notion of being unseen.
    But the song is ambiguous like a poem and i could be totally wrong, or I could be right about one aspect. Sorry to write a lot.
    brada15on February 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOL. Talk about butchering the lyrics. Are you even listening to the same song? =\

    this might be a little more accurate:

    we have been in tune with luck
    we slept through it
    taking hits off the surface
    it’s too hard to swallow and
    the judgment is concentrated on everything below

    (was it long enough or
    did he wake you up from your sleeping)
    i've overheard it once
    this has gone on before
    it's still one in the same
    we are accounted for

    We seem so far away from
    these things we used to know
    we seem so far away from everything
    (why are you sleeping)

    everyone that moves around me
    they're saying something
    it makes the fire glow
    savor something that no one needs to know
    they all think everything's gold

    (was it long enough or
    did he wake you up from your sleeping)
    i've overheard it once
    this has gone on before
    it's still one in the same
    we are accounted for

    we seem so far away from
    these things we used to know
    we seem so far away from everything

    all we are is golden
    this won't mean a thing
    all we are is golden
    this won't mean a thing
    j4y_7on February 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyrics heartattack submitted are for I Wanna Hear Another Fast Song

    j4y_7's lyrics are pretty right. true story


    AND AREN'T YOU GUYS EXCITED FOR THE FULL LENGTH COMING OUT THIS SUMMER?!!
    I AM!!
    that is all
    nonoranon February 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfixed, thank you!!

    i am way excited you hvae no idea
    heartattackon February 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlyrics for the self-titled album

    sleepers:

    what happened to us all? have we slept through it?
    taking hits off the surface, it's too hard to swallow when
    their judgements are concentrated, on everything they know

    was it all enough? (no fair)
    or did it wake you up? from your sleeping.
    i've overheard it once, this has gone on before
    it's too one in the same, when you're accounted for
    we seem so far away from these things we used to know
    we seem so far away from everything we are

    everyone that moves around me
    they're saying nothing
    that makes the fight a blur
    say we're something, no one wanted to hear
    they know that everything is wrong

    was it all enough? (no fair)
    or did it wake you up? from your sleeping.
    i've overheard it once, this has gone on before
    it's too one in the same
    when you're accounted for
    we seem so far away from those things we used to know
    we seem so far away from everything we are

    all we are is golden
    this won't mean a thing
    all we are is golden
    this won't mean a thing
    callmeyourvalentineon September 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFrom: "Say we're something new, no one needs to know."
    To: "say we're something, no one wanted to hear."

    WHYY. WHYY. What's the purpose? It was perfect. What's the point in changing it? I've lost so much respect for Saosin, Cove in specific for rewriting great songs, since this album's been released.
    cfriendon October 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah the demo was better then the what came out on the CD

    but its definately about taking afternoon naps and what not.. and how rude it is to wake people up by playing pranks on them...
    zigenon October 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like the demo better also
    but i respect saosin decision to change it
    its their song
    not ours
    if they want to change it to however they want they have every right to do so

    it sounds to me somewhat like its about society
    what happened to us all, have we slept through it?
    everyone around us is changing so rapidly we think we may have lost time, or slept through it
    im not too sure tho, but thats wat i think at least
    hxc penguinon October 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthahahahhahaha zigen
    nap times and cookies with milk
    circa_survive_greenon November 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti find it kinda weirdd that sleepers is the hallucination/sleeping pills they used in freddy vs. jason..xx
    peteRRRon December 07, 2006   Link

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