4 o'Clock
4 o'Clock
Never let me sleep
I close my eyes and pray
For the garish light of day
Like a frightened child I run
From the sleep that never comes

4 o'Clock
4 o'Clock
Out of bed I creep
To climb this tower of shame
But the hour's still the same
Only madness knows my name
At 4 o'Clock

4 o'Clock
4 o'Clock
Never let me sleep
I close my eyes and pray
For the garish light of day
Like a frightened child I run
From the sleep that never comes

4 o'Clock
4 o'Clock
Out of bed I creep
To climb this tower of shame
But the hour's still the same
Only madness knows my name
At 4 o'Clock

Why can we never go back to bed?
Whose is the voice ringing in my head?
Where is the sense in these desperate dreams?
Why should I wake when I'm half past dead?

Sure as the clock keeps its steady chime
Weak as I walk to its steady rhyme
Ticking away from the ones we love
So many girls, so little time

Why can we never go back to bed?
Whose is the voice ringing in my head?
Where is the sense in these desperate dreams?
Why should I wake when I'm half past dead?

4 o'Clock
4 o'Clock
Never let me sleep
I close my eyes and pray
For the garish light of day
Like a frightened child I run
From the sleep that never comes

4 o'Clock
4 o'Clock
Out of bed I creep
To climb this tower of shame
But the hour's still the same
Only slumber never came
Only madness knows my name
At 4 o'Clock

Why can we never go back to bed?
Whose is the voice ringing in my head?
Where is the sense in these desperate dreams?
Why should I wake when I'm half past dead?

Sure as the clock keeps its steady chime
Weak as I walk to its steady rhyme
Ticking away from the ones we love
So many girls, so little time

Why can we never go back to bed?


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4 o'Clock song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentIf you listen to this song on wingedzephyr's video of it on youtube, and look at the comments, people are saying things about 4 o'clock being the time that the Asylum girls wake up... I have no idea though XD
    Mad Girl922on December 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe line "Why should I wake when I'm half past dead?" is just awesome.
    I think this song's about some kind of disorder.
    "Only madness knows my name". That might be referring to, well, someone that's going insane? : < ... and want to sleep, to forget the whole thing, but at the same time she doesn't want to?

    lol. I can't seem to say what I really want to in English, this is ridiculous.
    HYSTERiA_on March 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I dont sleep...I wish I was joking..there is something very common with manic depression where one wakes up every boomin night at 4am and simply cannot return to slumber...its not cool..."-Emilie Autumn

    So the song is pretty much waking up in the middle of the night and you can't get back to sleep. Easy
    TryNotToSmileon June 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat she was trying to explain in this song are her struggles with insomnia. No matter when she went to sleep, she would always wake up at 4 o'clock.
    LadyBeautrixon May 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove this song. I think it means a person that have insomnia or have trouble sleeping and most likely have some mental disorder. "Never let me sleep. I close my eyes and pary. For the garish light of day, like a frightened child I run. From the sleep that never comes" I think that means the person in begging for some sleep, and the person is afraid to maybe even sleep. So I personally think it's talking about herself going crazy from lack of sleep and mania depression. I am bi-polar so I get this song. After a while it feels hopeless and the voices usually gets to you after a while. It's the mania part of the polar sides
    LadyLuck1282on September 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat's what I heard too... Ha ha. Either that or its about how someone can't go back to sleep at night when they want to... D:
    MeiMcKorrmikon December 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe it's about Emilie's insomnia.
    Shiathedemonon January 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo wait, I actualy think it's that 4 o'clock is the time most with bipolar disorder wake up and do odd things. Or so I heard.
    Shiathedemonon January 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Like a frightened child I run
    From the sleep that never comes" and "Where is the sense in these desperate dreams?" give me the impression the song's about someone who doesn't want to sleep from fear of her nightmares.
    It also really reminds me of Phantom of the Opera. Mostly the sound of it, not lyrically. except for "the garish light of day".
    Haibaneon January 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentreminds me of those nights i can't sleep... i lay there listening to the clock tick all night. then when/if i do get to sleep i have nightmares 9 times out of ten
    angel0lynneon February 05, 2008   Link

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