"Not Asking You To Leave" as written by and Matthew Scott Taylor Tony Richard Thaxton....
I'm not asking you to leave
I'm just begging you to let me get some sleep
I've lied awake for far too long
I get so sick and tired of witnessing the dawn

As summer hangs on the horizon
Desire jumps the fence and hightails to the sea
A subtle tale turns into nightmares
Without the sentence structure
Nothing functions, no one has a clue
If it's me or if it's you
Was it me or was it you?

I'm not asking you to leave
I'm just begging you to let me get some sleep
I've lied awake for far too long
I get so sick and tired of witnessing the dawn

As winter strangles at the shoreline
Division locks the door and confiscates the key
All freezerburn and Arctic research
The time has passed for parting glances,
There's no romance, there's no sign
Of the things that used to be
And all those things you promised me

I'm not asking you to leave
I'm just begging you to let me get some sleep
I've lied awake for far too long
I get so sick and tired of witnessing the dawn

From nervous hands to nervous nightmares
I often wake and find...

We're not alone, just lonely all of the time
We're not alone, just lonely all of the time
We're not alone, just lonely all of the time
We're not alone, just lonely all of the time

I'm not asking you to leave
I'm just begging you to let me get some sleep
I've lied awake for far too long
I get so sick and tired of witnessing the dawn

I'm not asking you to leave
(I'm not asking you to leave)
I'm not asking you to leave
(I'm not asking you to leave)
I'm not asking you to leave
(I'm not asking you to leave)
I'm just begging you to let me get some sleep.



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"Not Asking You to Leave" as written by Joshua Allen Cain Jesse Mack Johnson

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    General CommentI think the second verse is:
    "Division locks the door and confiscates the key
    Freezer burn and artic research"

    This seems to be able a failing relationship that although has problems, Justin doesn't want to ruin it. He's not telling her to 'get out' he's just asking her to let him have his space. The 'desire jumps the face' line implies the attraction to each other has dissappered...
    Deckeron September 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah its like not wanting to end it
    but your constantly avoiding it
    softlyforsalvationon September 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat cd is this off of?
    You Alright?on December 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat is this song....?
    Razzasawron February 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^ it was recorded for even if it kills me, but didn't make the final cut.
    atleastitriedon March 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit's on even if it kills me as a bonus track on itunes, though. and coincidentally it ended up being among my favorite tracks from the album.
    the chorus especially strikes me as brill.
    patd4evaon August 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love wikipedia :D
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    frannyb3anon October 09, 2008   Link

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