"Sleep" as written by and Earl Lebieg....
I was late for the wrong reasons
all borders and no light
god is a nothing phantom and a pocket light
cause it's late for the one reason
The sun was up all night
and I put my arms around you
to hold you tight
on and on and on and on
someone has sleep for me
or is it all just letters and poems
on and on and on and on and on
someone has to sleep for me
or is it all just letters and poems
keeping the night for the wrong reason
these borders hold no light
cause god is a nothing phantom and a pocket light
cause I stayed for the wrong reason
the sun was up all night
and I put your arms around you
but to hold you tight
on and on and on and on
someone has sleep for me
or is it all just letters and poems
on and on and on and on
someone has to sleep for me
or is it all just letters and poems
on and on and on and on
someone has sleep for me
or is it all just letters and poems
on and on and on and on and on
someone has too much? sleep for me
or is it all just letters and poems


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    General CommentWow! Nobody has commented on this GREAT song. I don't know why but songs that have to do with sleep are always good. TheSmiths-Asleep DefianceOhio-Lullabies DefianceOhio-GrandmaSong ThePostalService-TheDistrictSleepsAloneTonight TheShins-SleepingLessons

    I have heard a decent number of songs by The Notwist, maybe about 15 or 20, and this one is my favorite.
    When he is saying "someone has sleep for me." maybe he is wondering if somebody is thinking about him, because that's what most people do before they sleep (and as they sleep, even if they don't remember it).
    "or is it all just letters and poems." Maybe he is writing poems about someone, maybe someone specific or just anyone who happens to be thinking of him, and he is not sure if someone (or that specific person) is really thinking about him.
    Transitory Mindon January 02, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretation"I would stay for the wrong reasons...

    and I put my arms around you to hold you tight."

    So it sounds like he's slept with someone but is staying with this person for the wrong reasons. Then he says

    "Someone has [to have] sleep for me or is it all just letters and poems"

    I feel like I can relate to this song because my ex and I would lie in bed and be happy just sleeping or lieing. It sounds like he dwells on the content feeling when you're in love which can be related to relaxation/sleep. So he asks, someone has to have sleep for me (love or provide me that feeling) or is it all just paper and words but nothing there.
    sparkler127on January 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's "people unite for the wrong reasons," as opposed to "keep the night for the wrong reasons." nevertheless, great song.
    endlesssleeperon February 19, 2010   Link

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