"Sleeping" as written by Alexis Schumacher, Russ Titelman and Gary Schreiner....
Gonna know now this song's about you
I wrote these words with you in mind
Anne baby, don't you think you deserve
A little more cause you've been used up
And thrown around like worthless hope
All in all in all again
You've got more damned sinners
Than saints as friends
Your halo's slid and it's choking you

We'll sleep, we'll sleep, we'll sleep
When we die
So just lie awake with me here all night
We'll sleep, we'll sleep, we'll sleep
When we die
So just lie awake with me here tonight

Four AM, there's someone on your shoulder
They call when it's suddenly cold
You're like an autumn's leaf in winter's wind
Blown away by the sudden lack of friends
When you need someone close
Don't feed me lines of good intentions
I'm the greatest of the least of these

We'll sleep, we'll sleep, we'll sleep
When we die
So just lie awake with me here all night
We'll sleep, we'll sleep, we'll sleep
When we die
So just lie awake with me here tonight

We'll sleep, we'll sleep, we'll sleep
When we die
So just lie awake with me here all night
We'll sleep, we'll sleep, we'll sleep
When we die
So just lie awake with me here tonight

We'll sleep, we'll sleep, we'll sleep
When we die
So just lie awake with me here all night
We'll sleep, we'll sleep, we'll sleep
When we die
So just lie awake with me here tonight


Lyrics submitted by eltroyo11

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  • +2
    General CommentThe official title for this song is "Sleep. When we die."

    Anchor & Braille Release Date, Track List
    absolutepunk.net/…

    Stephen makes beautiful music.
    MCSmateon June 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLike MCSmate said, the song title of this has changed (for the like 500th- but final!- time). ;)
    singingtheblueson August 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about a girl who is being mistreated by her partner... and he wants to take her away from that and give her the more that she deserves... such a beautiful song.. .free download from myspace.com/woodwaterrecords .... get it... it will make your day
    randomcamelson September 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me so much of a book called Redeeming Love. Just how she had been mistreated all her life and this man comes to rescue her and all he wants to do is love her.
    pockyon November 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStephen Christian is a genius. I'd think that there'd be more comments seeing as how Anberlin is popular. It's sad that no one gets into this that much.
    I saw them in Orlando in January and not many people were there.
    I saw Anberlin at the same place 2 months later and there was a line down the street...
    jutrumpet42on April 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentinteresting isn't it. but i don't think stephen is advertising this side project that much. becuase it is just that, a side project.
    but its brilliant!
    maybe some people are a bit put off by the (indie, i suppose, if you could put a lable on it) style for a start.
    but on listening for a while you can really appreciate the genius.
    randomcamelson May 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song

    i love the way stephen's voice bounces around on this track

    simply amazing, can't wait for a full length
    penguin92on September 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree it's about a girl who is caught up in something and the "protagonist" (if you can call it that) wants to save her... i love the line "your halo's slid and it's choking you" it's like he can see good in her..but if only she could see good in herself
    drewfourtwoon February 07, 2008   Link

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