"Sleep Don't Weep" as written by and Damien George Rice....
Sleep don't weep
My sweet love
Your face so wet
And your day
Is rough

So do what you must do
To find yourself
Wear another shoe
Paint my shelf
There's times that I was broke
And you stood strong
I think I've found a place where I

Sleep don't weep
My sweet love
Your face its all wet
Cause our days were rough

So do what you must do
To fill that hole
Wear another shoe
To comfort the soul
There's times that I was broke
And you stood strong
I think I've found a place where I feel I will

Sleep don't weep
My sweet love
Your face (My face)
It's all wet
Cause my day
Was rough

So do what you must do (Do what you must do)
To find yourself
Wear another shoe (Wear another shoe)
Or paint my shelf (Paint my shelf)
There's times that I was broke (Times that I was broke)
And you stood strong
I hope I find a place where I belong (Hope I find a place to)

[Repeat: x2]
Sleep don't weep
My sweet love
My face
It's so wet
Cause my day
Was rough


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"Sleep Don't Weep" as written by Damien George Rice

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about forgiveness... like most of the songs on this album, the identities of the singer and his subject are not clear. Who needs to be forgiven? Maybe the affair ended and she came home (along with the animals?) and he forgives her. Maybe she decided to leave with the one who drives her wild and she needs to forgive herself. But it is time to them to put their "day" behind them and heal. True love is a place where you belong.
    violexon February 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlthough this song sounds a little bit too familiar to Cold Water, its still a great song to relax to and just reflect esp. when things arent okay
    DSGBon November 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you can play this song and Cold water at the same time it is wonderful. It is supposed to sound like cold water, just like The blowers daughter and Elephant sound alike. The two songs go together, hand in hand.
    Bluestarson December 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was just listening to it right before I came to look at this and was thinking it sounded like Cold Water. Glad I'm not the only one.
    spastic_kittyon January 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI took bluestars advice and listened to both songs at the same time. They really went together. Like a four way duet.

    This song has an obvious meaning. After all the heart break he went through in the album, he's finally find a place to sleep not weep.
    in.the.photobooth..on January 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you're having trouble sleeping...listen to this.
    hehe it calms me right down before bed, i love it.
    LisaSzilagyion January 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. I dont know what it is about and i dont care. The lyrics are so beautiful and the are deep and emotional. Damien obviously put all over his heart into this one and it is amazing. I think it is probably his best!!!!
    BENKon March 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just heard it on Greys Anatomys episode where Meredith drowned and they were trying to make her breathe again, the song was heard just before she came back, it fits so perfect, the lyrics, the voice... just great...
    srshon May 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song came on out of 7,000 tracks on my boys computer, exactly when i was crying about him moving away, i begged him to stay with me, but he said he needed to find a place where he belonged... and it wasnt here, even if he loved me.
    when i cried the song played"sleep, dont weep, my sweet love"
    if on cue, it came on...

    this song, is just beautiful, every time i hear it i cry.
    all of damien rice's songs are totally unique and not the typical mainstream crap, they are REAL peices of music.
    misumeowon June 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about two people obvisouly in love with each other but the fighting has become unbearable so they part ways. however, they still care about each other more than he can say. but now they're both able to sleep, maybe beause things are not supposed to work or becuase they're so numb to feeling they cant weep
    gd728on September 25, 2007   Link

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