"Sing me 2 sleep" as written by and Chad Vangaalen....
Hey baby sing to me to sleep
Lets the shoes fall off my feet
Let this phone ring out into nowhere
Let this phone ring out into nowhere

Take this lonesome brain and wash it down the drain
Push it through pipes into the sewer where it came from
Take this lonesome brain and wash it down the drain
Push it through pipes into the sewer where it came from

Hey baby sing us a song
Tell us how it all went wrong
Sing about our evil ways
And what's hidden in our DNA

Take this lonesome brain and wash it down the drain
Push it through pipes into the sewer where it came from
Take this lonesome brain and wash it down the drain
Push it through pipes into the sewer where it came from

Sing me 2 sleep
Sing me 2 sleep


Lyrics submitted by vicco

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    General Commenti hear ...let this phone ring out into nowhere...

    anyway, is he talking about music (or about art)?...
    it fits very well if so...
    i like the song, it's so simple and sad in a weird way... i don't know... i need some sleep...
    namadokon November 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentnamadok I think you are right about the lyrics. it is a rainy day song
    viccoon January 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis was the first song of chad's i heard. at the end, what is that? a tin whistle?
    thirsty_thursdayon October 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is fucking beautiful.
    chikubion December 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe song almost reminds me of Romeo and Juliet. Maybe two people that are naturally attracted to each other who have had sex, and other people say they are bad for eachother. And they feel guilty or lonely as the outcome.
    HappyNegroon July 08, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about suicide..
    "Sing me to sleep" is a metaphor for suicide, and I think saying "Hey, baby" is referring to the woman (girlfriend) he killed himself because of.

    "Let the shoes fall off my feet.
    Let this phone ring out into nowhere."
    He hung himself, (shoes fall off my feet) and the woman is calling him to try to talk him out of it, which is really sad since we know it's too late.

    "Take this lonesome brain and wash it down the drain
    His loneliness, sadness, and guilt over losing his girlfriend make him feel like shit (pun intended.)
    Push it through pipes into the sewer where it came from."
    He feels like he has always been a bad person/lover, (The "sewer" suggesting "scum"?) and like the world would be better off without him.

    I think the second verse is referring to the girlfriend calling trying to stop him, like since he didn't answer the phone, she knew he is/had already gone through with it, so this is a voicemail she leaves. The emotion in his voice in this verse compared to the first evokes an image of her crying and screaming at him through the phone.

    "Hey baby sing us a song
    Tell us how it all went wrong
    Sing about our evil ways
    And what's hidden in our DNA"
    She's asking why it had to come to this. This makes me think that he had depression or something, and lost a lot of hope in humanity, and maybe she was the last think he was holding on to and kept faith in. He may have hidden his depression from her, or he told her and she didn't think anything of it and ignored it. So she's asking him to tell her everything now that she's listening, but again, the audience knows it's too late.

    Just my interpretation. Beautiful song :)
    sarahsurvive34on March 26, 2012   Link

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