Snow fell thick and small
It buried a starlit fog
You remembered it all
I'm sleepdriving away

Metal and mold, bourbon and clove
Mirrors and smoke, yesterday's clothes
I'm sleepdriving away

Eyes through your window, I stare out
And some, someday we'll be too old

Cold will ache with making you jaw
You're only as old as you say that we are
I'm sleepdriving away

The trunk of the car filled with all that we own
This old Pontiac's starting to feel like a boat
I'm sleepdriving away

Eyes through your window I stare out
And some, someday we'll be too old

It's nearly dawn, your motel home
The shades were drawn to hide the storm
Without a sound, the TV glows
The blankets tight around our throats

Swirling 'round, the light above
Outside the crows were waking up
It's nearly dawn
Motel home was nearly gone
No sleep at all

Outside, those crows
In life, oh noes

Frozen roads and white
Sleepdriving away


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    Lyric CorrectionSnow fell thick and small
    It buried us all in a fog
    You remembered it all
    I'm sleepdriving away

    Metal and mold, bourbon and clove
    Mirrors and smoke, yesterday's clothes
    I'm sleepdriving away

    As through your window I stared out
    And saw someday we'll be too old

    Cold winter air put an ache in your jaw
    You're only as old as you say that we are
    I'm sleepdriving away

    The trunk of the car filled with all that we own
    This old Pontiac's starting to feel like a boat
    I'm sleepdriving away

    As through your window I stared out
    And saw someday we'll be too old

    It's nearly dawn in a motel home
    The shades were drawn to hide the storm
    Without a sound the TV glows
    The blankets tight around our throats

    Swirling around the light above
    Outside the crows are waking up
    It's nearly dawn in a motel home
    Was nearly gone, no sleep at all

    Outside those crows
    In lines on those
    Frozen roads and wires
    Sleepdriving away
    limarion September 24, 2011   Link
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    General Commentpretty sure he sings "buried us all in a fog"
    taerynon March 18, 2011   Link
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    General Commentis this fucking mat brooke that posted this? you're amaaaaaaazing. i still think it's motel home though, and maybe tight instead of tied.
    sidelineson July 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaha wtf ... why would you think it was mat that posted it? it's just a fan, like you or me.
    even if it was, do you really think you'd be the one correcting him on his own lyrics?
    charcoalsketchon February 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentuh are you serious? i was obviously joking. :S
    sidelineson February 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhat? joking. thats a terrible joke
    the_riddler42on March 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentisn't this reserved for grand archives talk? sorry i can't be funny enough for you. it is motel home and tight btw.
    sidelineson March 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhat do you guys think of the original version most of us heard online first vs. the album version? it's strange that the new version actually sounds LESS polished.
    phizzalon April 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love both versions, tho' the newer one took awhile to grow on me. Love the title!
    gadzooxon April 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI keep this song on repeat*
    wereTHRIVINGon July 08, 2008   Link

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