"Little Death" as written by and Travis L/hoppus Barker....
Please sleep, my darling, sleep.
Your cry for inspiration, never reaches ears on distant stars.
And every night our lonely planet slides across the universe.
And I won't pretend I understand.

Please sleep, my darling, sleep.
Your death by information won't disturb the peace on distant stars.
And even when you lock the doors and slide behind the unlit shades,
None of us are strangers anymore.

So fall asleep with the windows open.
Come to me with the worst you've said and done.
You'll close your eyes and see me.
A little death makes life more meaningful.
I stand no chance at all.

Please sleep, my darling, sleep.
Your car crash in slow motion won't upset the pace on distant stars.
And one by one our years of our lives stumble as the moments pass.
So please hold on. Please hold on.

So fall asleep with the windows open.
Come to me with the worst you've said and done.
You'll close your eyes and see me.
A little death makes life more meaningful.
I stand no chance at all.

Please sleep, my darling, sleep.
Please sleep, my darling, sleep.

So fall asleep with the windows open.
Come to me with the worst you've said and done.
You'll close your eyes and see me.
A little death makes life more meaningful.
I stand no chance at all.


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"Little Death" as written by Travis L. Barker Mark Hoppus

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  • +2
    General CommentBeautiful song.

    I think it's about your girl having big dreams and they're sort of falling apart and you're sitting there consoling her.
    frozenphoenix32on September 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFall sleep with the windows open
    Come to me when the worst you've said and done
    you'll close your eyes and see me
    a little death makes life more meaningful
    afitch1206on October 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthese are the correct lyrics:

    Please sleep, my darling, sleep
    Your cry for inspiration
    Never reaches ears on distant stars
    And every night, our lonely planet
    Slides across the universe
    And I won't pretend I understand

    Please sleep, my darling, sleep
    Your death by information
    Won't disturb the peace on distant stars
    And even when you lock the doors
    And slide behind the unlit shades
    None of us saw strangers anymore

    Fall asleep with the windows open
    Come to me with the worst you've said and done
    You'll close your eyes and see me
    A little death makes life more meaningful
    I stand no chance at all

    Please, sleep my darling, sleep
    Your car crash in slow motion
    Won't upset the pace on distant stars
    And one by one the years of our lives
    Stumble as the moments pass
    So please hold on, please hold on

    Fall asleep with the windows open
    Come to me with the worst you've said and done
    You'll close your eyes and see me
    A little death makes life more meaningful
    I stand no chance at all

    Please, sleep my darling, sleep
    Please, sleep my darling, sleep

    Fall asleep with the windows open
    Come to me with the worst you've said and done
    You'll close your eyes and see me
    A little death makes life more meaningful
    I stand no chance at all
    AnnsoFuckon November 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song breaks my heart
    xdeaddiscoxxon November 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is absolutely beautiful...it's admitting the fallacy of humanity: our lack of invincibility.
    but instead of hiding from it, this song is about accepting it and recognizing that there is more to life than just thinking about how imminent one's death is.
    that no matter what happens, death is inevitable and probably something deeper and harder to grasp than most will realize.
    but even though you can't escape death, you have to continue to live and make it count, whether you want to try to understand death or not.
    at least that's my take.
    trite and cheapon November 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationAm I the only person that interprets this as the narrator being dead trying to comfort and console his living girlfriend? Everyone else on here seems to think she's the one that's dead.

    As I see it, basically she's falling apart without him, and he's telling her to please hold on. He tells her to follow him when the worst is said and done - eventually she'll die and be reunited with him but until then just 'close your eyes and see me', he's still with her in memory.

    Him saying 'come to me with the worst you've said and done' is him still offering her his support from the other side, in the way people talk to headstones or photos of their lost loved ones.

    I think the car crash in slow motion isn't a literal reference, but more how she's totally falling to pieces.

    I think all the stuff where he's saying her death by information won't disturb the peace on distant stars and her cry for inspiration not reaching ears there relate to all the things racing through her mind keeping her up, and her praying to the heavens for answers and explanations, but he's telling her not to trouble herself with such worries because she won't find any answers in the ether, stop keeping herself awake with anxiety, sleep.

    And yeah, I'd imagine experiencing the death of someone you know would definitely give everything in life more meaning.

    It is odd though that they chose to name the song Little Death when it's widely know that La Petite Mort is a euphemism for orgasm. Were it early Blink I might've interpreted 'You'll close your eyes and see me, a little death makes life more meaningful' as the girl thinking of him whilst she gets herself off! But that's not really where any of those boys are at these days...

    Great song and album though. I hope the reformed Blink make stuff as good as their last and best or it'll be a shame to not get anymore +44. Although I guess that means no more Angels & Airwaves either, so every cloud...

    Cheers to the person that posted the correct lyrics.
    JABE224on August 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLet's not pretend that Mark wouldn't know that "Little Death" is another term for an orgasm. I think it's about sex with a girl, even though it's not a good idea. A car crash in slow motion is a metaphor for doing something that's not going to end well, but you're doing it anyway. "I stand no chance at all." You're giving into your lust against your better judgement.
    PlayingCoyon April 26, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation"Little Death" (La petite mort) a French expression for an orgasim.

    The song is about the beauty of being intimate with someone and losing yourself in that moment.
    RobK37921on May 29, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about having an orgasm
    mystizo9on October 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReally beautiful.

    In my opinion there's the narrator, the boy, trying to calm down this girl, probably his girlfriend.
    She is afraid her opinion, her dependence on help or even her death won't get any attention from the society.
    The boy says he doesn't understand the girl's point coz it's just the way things are and she was to accept it. He wants to take away her fear of life.
    elektrikkkon October 14, 2006   Link

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