"If You Keep Losing Sleep" as written by and Daniel Johns....
[Chorus]
If you keep losing sleep over other lovers
If you keep losing me, you're gonna be bored
If you're up chimney, sweep under rubble covers
If you keep counting sheep and being adored

You're a tombstone in the mud
Playing twister in a bubble again
I need a breath, a wind so pure
To dry up the mud over me
To be reborn, not born again

Erase my regret from the start
Shot the model
Flaking temporary skin, you're no burden
Such reduction
Such seductive silent wine, hop scotch trigger

[Chorus]

You're a tombstone in the mud
Playing twister in a bubble again
If you keep losing sleep over other lovers
If you keep losing me, you're gonna be
If you keep losing sleep over other lovers
If you keep losing me


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"If You Keep Losing Sleep" as written by Daniel Johns

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  • +1
    General CommentAbsolutely. This song - hell, this album - is brilliant. I have always loved Silverchair, and this is the most mature, honest and finely crafted album of their career.

    This song just makes you want to get up and dance!
    ocean_sandon April 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove this song. I think hes trying to say "If you keep
    mournong over/thinking about someone else you will
    lose tho ones near you"
    Persuasionon April 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwow.
    in 1995 when Frogstomp came out, you'd never... ever... imagine they'd mature to this level.
    i prefer the grunge, but everyone have to mature and grow, and Silverchair have done it through their music and i admire them for it.
    bleedthecoloursopenon May 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing, and fun too. Silverchair have moved past grunge, they did a long time ago and people should just let it go as well, they'll never be that way again. I think Daniel's songwriting has gotten more amazing with each new album, and I hope it continues to be that way.
    LahDeeDahon July 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentoh my god this song is WILD... I literally can't think of anything even remotely like it. I thought I hated it at first but upon further listening realized I fucking LOVE it. The lyrics are fantastic... and I mostly agree with Persuasion, since we are on songmeanings and no one needs to hear how much I love this song without also hearing what I think about the meaning, right?
    youwantedaheroon August 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPS... one thing I do love about Silverchair is I feel like I've grown up WITH them, you know? By that I mean even musically, because I've moved beyond wanting to listen to the grunge-y type stuff (that I liked around Frogstomp and Freakshow) to a little more mature (Neon Ballroom remains to this day one of my top ten records to listen to - almost perfect from start to finish, really)... it's quite amazing really but I understand why people say that they liked them better before because, well, they were DIFFERENT, weren't they? but tell me who you know who is even remotely the same person they were twelve years ago...

    ugh that was a rant, sorry, guys.
    youwantedaheroon August 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing lyrics, and the music is even better... it has a certain Tom Waits air to it. First song off the new album that jumped out to me. There's a lot of people who don't like this album... but we must accept that Silverchair has grown up, and so have we!
    bluenayon March 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the way his voice sounds when he sings the first line! I love everything about this song
    Yersiniaon June 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand on a second note
    i fucking love the part: "Shot the model
    Flaking temporary skin you're no burden
    Such reduction
    Such seductive silent wine hop scotch trigger"

    I love his voice when he sings, "Shot the model"
    jesus.
    fantastic stuff.
    bleedthecoloursopenon June 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks "youwantedahero"! I've seen comments calling them sellouts and the like and it is irritating. Dislike the album, that's called an opinion, but it is irrational to only dislike something because someone didn't stay inside the bubble you wanted them to reside in for eternity. They grew up! When we were all five years old we probably thought "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" was hot shit musically but we grew up. People evolve. It's to their detriment not to, actually.
    lemongrasson August 29, 2007   Link

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