"Stay Awake (Dreams Only Last for a Night)" as written by Jack Bassam Barakat, Robert Ryan Dawson, Alexander William Gaskarth and Zachary Steven Merrick....
Caught in a cold sweat stuck splitting hairs
I'm drinking too much
I'm on my way to striking out

Go to sleep with the pressure of everyone
Watching, waiting, they're yours for the taking
But I still have my doubts

Before you ask which way to go
Remember where you've been

Stay awake, get a grip and get out
You're safe from the weight of the world
Just take a second to set things straight

I'll be fine even though I'm not always right
I can count on the sun to shine
Dedication takes a lifetime
But dreams only last for a night

Figure it out boy, you're tripping
So pull yourself together
Or you'll wash up like the rest

This ship is sinking, I'm thinking I'm done for
I watch as the sails disappear underwater
'Cause I'm no captain yet

I said, "Before you ask which way to go
Remember where you've been"

Stay awake, get a grip and get out
You're safe from the weight of the world
Just take a second to set things straight

I'll be fine, even though I'm not always right
I can count on the sun to shine
Dedication takes a lifetime
But dreams only last for a night

Believe you me, I'll give them everything
I'd tell them anything to show them everything
Believe you me, I'll give them everything
I'd tell them anything to show them everything

'Cause you ain't the only ones who wanna live it up
You ain't the only ones
You ain't the only ones who wanna live it up
You ain't the only ones

You ain't the only ones who wanna live it up
You ain't the only ones
You ain't the only ones who wanna live it up
You ain't the only ones

Stay awake, get a grip and get out
You're safe from the weight of the world
Just take a second to set things straight

I'll be fine, even though I'm not always right
I can count on the sun to shine
Dedication takes a lifetime
But dreams only last for a night


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"Stay Awake (Dreams Only Last for a Night)" as written by Jack Bassam Barakat Alexander William Gaskarth

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  • +2
    General Commentthis songs kinda sorta REALLY amazing. :D
    and alex says its about peter pan.
    beatngx3heartson June 16, 2007   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningStay Awake would be a conversation between Peter Pan and Wendy. But when Alex wrote, he was at the place of the characters and made a menu based on an analysis he did for himself. His adult side talking to more children.
    Ferar27on February 22, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthaha yeah it is 'stuck splitting hairs'.
    but on the acoustic/live versions he says 'stuck bleeding here'.

    nonetheless, this will forever be my favorite song by them. :]
    the acoustic version is amazinggg.
    jacklyn07on September 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmmkay, i'm not sure about the lyrics, but i think it's:

    Caught in a cold sweat
    Stuck bleeding here
    ...
    Watching and waiting
    they're yours for the taking
    ...
    Stay awake
    Get a grip and get out
    You're safe
    from the weight of the world
    ...
    Wash up like the rain
    This ship is sinking
    I'm thinking I'm done for
    I'll watch as the sails disappear under water
    because I'm no captain yet
    ...
    Cause you ain't the only one to wanna live it up
    You ain't the only one
    [? ...or what you said.. i'm not sure]


    anyways, i LOVE this song.
    CatastrophicFailureon June 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhere can I get this song?!
    taylerx0on June 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCatastrophicFailure: Thanks. haha honestly, I've never really listened to the song since I've been too preoccupied with other stuff to try to find a video of it with good audio. I found the lyrics on another site and just posted them here.
    thoseguiltyeyeson June 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell it's deffinately "stuck splitting hairs"
    you can here it pretty clearly but yeah.
    umm taylerx0 BUY IT SEPT 25!!!!!!
    make sure you do cuz it's gonna be the
    most amazing cd evaaaaa
    em_ilyon September 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno i have the booklet, the lyrics are right
    valentinek92on September 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdefinitely a top favorite song by them

    it's a cool plus that it's about peter pan too
    take it 2 the limiton September 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"i'll show them everything"
    scribbledlieson September 27, 2007   Link

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