"Sleeping" as written by and Glen James Hansard....
Are you sleeping?
Still dreaming?
Still drifting off alone.
I'm not leaving with this feeling
So you'd better best be told
And how in the world did you come
To be such a lazy love?

It's so simple, and fitting
The path that you are on
We're not talking, there's no secrets
There's just a note that you have gone
And all that you've ever owned
Is packed in the hall to go

And how am I supposed to live without you?
A wrong word said in anger and you were gone

I'm not listening for signals
It's all dust now on the shelf
Are you still working? Still counting?
Still buried in yourself?
And how in the world did we come
To have such an absent love?

And how am I supposed to live without you?
A wrong word said in anger and you were gone
And how am I supposed to live without anyone?

And how in the world did you come
To be such a lazy love?
And where did you go?


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"Sleeping" as written by Glen James Hansard Glen Hansard

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    General Commentadore these too

    this one's about a relationship that's hit a rough time and instead of fighting for the love, the girls just given up "when in the world did you become such a lazy love". He loves her dearly ("how am i supposed to live without you")but if she's not willing to try to make it work, he can't fix everything for both of them
    gd728on October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI completely agree with gd728.
    However, instead of it just being a rough point, I think the girl has just completely said fuck it, with her"all that you've ever owned
    is packed in the hall to go on".

    I empathize with this song so much right now. I sometimes feel like that girl.
    melancholyjenon November 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentone of my favorite songs in the movie...so simple yet laden w/ intricacies
    she's leaving, all he can do is regret :[
    envync18on January 23, 2008   Link

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