"Go to Sleep" as written by and Robert William Crawford Scott Yancey Avett....
Lay back, lay back, go to sleep my man
Wipe the blood from you face and your hands
Forgive yourself if you think that you can
Go to sleep, go to sleep my man

Twenty-one days lost at sea I fought
For twenty-two years non-stop I've talked
Through the desert, pissed drunk, and confused I walked
I spit a tooth in the palm of my hand

Lay back, lay back, go to sleep my man
Wipe the blood from you face and your hands
Forgive yourself if you think that you can
Go to sleep, go to sleep my man

Well the wind and the trees are ganging up on me
They sing my funeral song in harmony
Well I just want to walk home on the drunk I need
But they keep singing and singing and singing to me

La, La, La, La, La, La (I hear them singing)
La, La, La, La, La, La (Singing for me)
La, La, La, La, La, La (Oh!)

Well I wish things were different, true, and deep
But everything that's so shallow is everything about me
If only I could just take all my money and leave
I hope the people on the ground will understand
I hope the people out there will understand
Lay back, lay back, go to sleep my man

Wipe the blood from you face and your hands
Forgive yourself if you think that you can
Go to sleep, go to sleep my man

La, La
Go to sleep, go to sleep my man
La, La
Go to sleep, go to sleep my man


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"Go to Sleep" as written by Scott Yancey Avett Robert William Crawford

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    General CommentSeth's part of this song is so amazing. I know exactly how he feels and what he is talking about. He is talking about the music industry and how the Avetts are gonna have to start trying to be more mainstream. Not selling out..but just getting big. Columbia said they arn't going to mess with the art of the Avett's but i'm sure they might have an input. Either way I don't see how the Avett's could write a song I don't like so whatever is good with me. Seth sees it and is like "damn, if we wanna play music for the rest of our lives and do what we truly love we gotta do this" got to pay the bills somehow.

    "I hope the people in the crowd will understand"
    Best line of the song. Saying "I hope the people who know us before we get huge will be ok with us being the best band in the world"

    I say keep it up Avetts, they have nowhere to go but up.
    AlienWorkshop468on July 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwho is the guy singing with them?? ....he has a more raspy voice than the Avetts. I can't find anything when searching the internet about it
    mesk123on November 22, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought it was "I just wanna walk home unaccompanied' also "Well I wish things were different, true indeed, But everything that's so shallow is everything about me, you know they told me I could just take my money and leave"
    farewell2RMSon January 11, 2008   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionLay back, lay back, go to sleep my man
    Wipe the blood from you face and your hands
    Forgive yourself if you think you can
    Go to sleep, go to sleep my man

    Twenty-one days lost at sea I fought
    For twenty-two years non-stop I've talked
    Through the desert, piss-drunk, and confused I walked
    I spit a tooth in the palm of my hand

    Lay back, lay back, go to sleep my man
    Wipe the blood from you face and your hands
    Forgive yourself if you think you can
    Go to sleep, go to sleep my man

    Well the wind and the trees are ganging up on me
    They sing my funeral song in harmony
    Well I just want to walk home unaccompanied
    They keep singing and singing and singing to me...
    La, La, La, La, La, La (I hear them singing)
    La, La, La, La, La, La (Singing for me)
    La, La, La, La, La, La (Oh!)

    Well I wish things were different, true, and deep
    But everything that's so shallow is everything about me
    They told me I could just take my money and leave
    I hope the people on the ground will understand
    I hope the people in the crowd will understand

    Lay back, lay back, go to sleep my man
    Wipe the blood from you face and your hands
    Forgive yourself if you think that you can
    Go to sleep, go to sleep my man
    La, La
    Go to sleep, go to sleep my man
    La, La
    Go to sleep, go to sleep my man
    77Flip77on February 03, 2010   Link

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