Sleep came and carried
Me into the valley

Broken bones in a smile
He is roasting hens in a mine

Swim into the valley
To drink up all my stones

You're my only ship now
Unloosed like sand

Let's find some place good
Some place out there

Sleep comes to carry
Us into the valley


Lyrics submitted by arnfdeno

Midori Green song meanings
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    General Commenthere's an interpretation:

    sleep took him to the valley; the valley becomes a place only existing during sleep, a deep ravine of unlimited possibility.

    broken bones, roasting hens; a twisted, primitive image, like something you'd see on the ground of a cave, at the bottom of this darkness. this shows that this deep ravine does have a bottom, and it's harsh, with bones taking the shape of a smile, a grimace.

    swim into the valley; that's his plea for help, someone to rescue him from the numb intermediate of his dreams.

    drink up all my stones; the stones are leftover memories, dreams, caught in this intermediate with him that have sunk to the bottom, dark stones that now sit in the gorge with the smiling bones, and he needs help to get them. suspended in air, he has no weight, and can not reach that bottom to reclaim what he's lost.

    let's find some place good; he's looking, trying to escape the endless. there is joy in a finite universe, there is conviction and assurance, and there's no telling where you'll go when floating in sleep above a ravine.

    sleep comes to carry us; it now has them both, they are both in the valley, together. they did not escape, but in essence, could his escape be paralleled with another's entrance? perhaps now that he is not alone, that is an escape in and of itself. to have someone to sleep with at night, someone to share with, sharing that permeates deeper than sheets and into a presence that we won't ever see.


    with things that are so short and sweet, as this, they can often be entirely up to individual interpretation. it's so poetic.
    alexsosexyon March 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthat first line is "Sleep came to carry me into the valley." these lyrics mostly don't make sense to me.
    setsunamudou732on February 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyes, on this song, it‘s hard to figure out exactly what he’s singing about. especially, when he mumbles and utters some of the words. I’ve revised the lyrics above, but they still don‘t make much sense in some parts.

    but, then again. sometimes he tends to write in a very abstract way. I’d really like to see somebody do a better job at figuring this one out. until then this is the best we have. I guess.
    arnfdenoon February 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMidori Green. that's redundant.
    PuNkMoNkEy113on March 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love the instrumental bit. Haunting. As for the meaning, I think alexsosexy had it right on.
    mister care-too-muchon February 01, 2009   Link

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