"Sleepwalker" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
I should be calling collect from jail
For the things I commit each night in my head
Like last night in my sleep I got to snuff you
But then I woke up again, safe in my little bed

No one is safe when I close my eyes I come to take your life

I get to force your untimely disappearance
Each night in my dreams, when I'm fast asleep
I close my eyes, and you just vanish soon as I
Lay down my head when I'm dead to the whole wide world

No one is safe when I close my eyes I come to take your life
And then I wake up again and it was all just a dream
And everything is the same

(Sleepwalker) Did I give you concrete shoes
And throw you off of a bridge?
(Sleepwalker) When I lay down to sleep
Pray your soul's mine to keep I feel you near me
Go to sleep, Sleepwalker

Just taking a stroll; don't go to sleep!
Here's some toothpicks for your eyes!

You always make an excellent cadaver
I roll your body up in a carpet to make music in the
Trunk of my limousine, wrapped up in a rug
A fitting end is that I send you up the river like a punk

No one is safe when I close my eyes I come to take your life

The angel of death is pissed off at me again
Just because I got to put you out of my misery
It doesn't matter; I am without fear
Now you're dead; I won't shed another bloody tear for you

No one is safe when I close my eyes I come to take your life
I'm calling down the thunder, then you'll sleep with the fishes
The answer to all of my wishes

(Sleepwalker) Did I tell you I was in movies
Then dump you garroted, lying naked in a ditch?
(Sleepwalker) Everyday, another way
I know you can hear me

I think you'd look nice in a Colombian necktie
Should stop your tongue from wagging the dog
No more stupidity from you, as I pull your tongue through
For a smile from ear to ear, now there's nothing to hear

No one is safe when I close my eyes I come to take your life
And then I wake up and it was all just a dream
And everything is still the same

(Sleepwalker) Did I give you concrete shoes
And throw your body off of a bridge?
(Sleepwalker) When I lay down to sleep
Pray your soul is mine to keep I feel you near me

(Sleepwalker) Or did I tell you I was in movies
Then dump you garroted, lying naked in a ditch?
(Sleepwalker) Everyday, another way
I know you can hear me

(Sleepwalker) Did I buy you the farm
Put a horse head in your bed?
(Sleepwalker) When I lay down to sleep
Pray your soul is mine to keep; I feel you near me

(Sleepwalker) Everyday
Everyday, another way
(Sleepwalker) When I lay down to sleep
Pray your soul is mine to keep; I know you can hear me

(Sleepwalker)
(Sleepwalker)
(Sleepwalker)
(Sleepwalker)


Lyrics submitted by Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jay

"Sleepwalker" as written by Dave Mustaine

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  • +2
    General CommentAre you fucking kidding me?

    The intro of Lonely Day is something like this:

    Eb --------------------------------------------------------
    Bb -------1------------0------------1------------0-------
    Gb -----2---2--------2---2--------0---0--------1---1----
    Db ---2-------2----3-------3----2-------2----2-------2--
    Ab -0-------------------------3---------------------------
    Db --------------3-------------------------2--------------

    While the intro of Sleepwalker is something like this:

    E|----------0--------------------------------------------------------------|
    B|-------0-----0---------------0-----------------0-------------------------|
    G|----0-----------0---------0-----0-----------0-----0----------0------0----|
    D|--2--------------------2-----------0-----0-----------0-----0---0--2------|
    A|--------------------3-----------------2-----------------0----------------|
    E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    E|----------0--------------------------------------------------------------|
    B|-------0-----0---------------0-----------------0-------------------------|
    G|----0-----------0---------0-----0-----------0-----0----------0-----------|
    D|--2--------------------2-----------0-----0-----------0-----0-------------|
    A|--------------------3-----------------2-----------------0----------------|
    E|----------------------------------------------------------------3-2-0----|

    How are they identical???!!!

    Who are System Of A Down to steal a song from anyway? especially when we're talking about Megadeth!
    Persian Boyon July 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh man... Now I HAVE TO HAVE THIS ALBUM. If for no other reason, this song right here. Much better than anything on The System Has Failed. And that's saying something. This ranks a lot closer to Rust In Peace or Countdown to Extinction.

    Fan-ranting aside... It seems to be a song about someone who has a strong desire to kill someone, and obviously dreams about it in multiple methods. Pretty straightforward to me. Just a song about urges to kick someones' ass to death. Or, should I say deth?
    DeathRideron March 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsomeone who has constant dreams about murdering a loved one, and dreams it so much that it's all he thinks about, and eventualy he dose it for real

    cant wait for UA
    sleepwalkersgearson March 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSorry for double posting. just to correct the Sleepwalker intro:

    E|--------0------------------------------------------|
    B|------0---0---------0-----------0------------------|
    G|----0-------0-----0---0-------0---0-------0-----0--|
    D|--2-------------0-------0---0-------0---0---0-2----|
    A|---------------0-----------2-----------0------------|
    E|---------------------------------------------------|

    E|--------0------------------------------------------|
    B|------0---0---------0-----------0------------------|
    G|----0-------0-----0---0-------0---0-------0--------|
    D|--2-------------0-------0---0-------0---0----------|
    A|---------------0-----------2-----------0------------|
    E|------------------------------------------------3-2-0--|
    Persian Boyon July 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI personally like the lyrics. The line "The angel of death is pissed off at me again" sounds very Rust In Peace. Another reason Megadeth > Metallica, at least when they say they're going to go back to a style, they actually fucking mean it =D
    Fade 2 blackon April 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a guy how has dreams/nightmares about killing people close to him, and he's worried that eventually he'll actually do it
    cubemstron June 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI proper love this song. =] The lyrics are bit..mehhh.

    But i love mustaines voice when he sings this bit,
    No one is safe
    When I close my eyes
    I come to take your life

    Amazing. =]
    ;;missus.[Trivium]on July 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song, imo one of the best on the album

    i think it has something to due with the media/culture of todays society since the words reference a lot of movies

    "Did I tell you I was in movies"
    "Or put a horse head in your bed"

    and how in dreams people can do what they cant in everyday life (i.e. kill people)
    sysdown27on July 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite Megadeth song. \m/
    snowsantaon August 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno man the tuning makes it sound exact Daron (SOAD) uses like crazy tuning and hey its my opinion i love megadeth and system of a down. the tuning in tht tab is wrong btw i kno how to play lonely day the tunings off. lol just sayin
    oh_my_lanternon August 09, 2007   Link

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