no girls allowed in the back of the van
no crying now or holding hands
no long-neck birds with its head in its hands
no foreign papers exchanging hands

that lonely siren song you've been hearing in your dream
is just a chapel bell and it wakes you every evening
a lonesome song, but it's someone else's blues
sleep
sleep
ring me to sleep

no signs or sirens to keep us out
no silver lining or song about
no mound of islands can make this out
no mound of island can make this out

that lonely siren song you've been hearing in your dream
is just a chapel bell and it wakes you every evening
a lonesome song, but it's someone else's blues
sleep
sleep
ring me to sleep

there's no time to fall in love


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Ring Me To Sleep song meanings
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    General Commentyoutube.com/…
    i don't think he's saying ''there's no time to fall in love''/
    pandabeardon April 25, 2009   Link
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    General Commentsomeone is singing about going to sleep and hearing things in your dreams and you wake up and it's not anything its just a church bell.

    The song isn't about your sadness(blues) but it's still lonely and you ask someone to call you so you're not alone when you go to sleep/.


    'no signs or sirens to keep us out
    no silver lining or song about
    no mound of islands can make this out
    no mound of island can make this out'

    people can't make out the amount of sadness they hear or have
    something with no silver lining
    and nothing can keep us from listening to them at least nothing that's held in the real world


    the idea of 'ring me to sleep'
    kind of like sing me to sleep
    sing and ring
    i think it doesn't mean that much
    but i wouldn't know about that


    'no girls allowed in the back of the van
    no crying now or holding hands
    no long-neck birds with its head in its hands
    no foreign papers exchanging hands'

    i have an idea about this but it doesn't make much sense.

    this song is an fucking ocean.
    LAdrugsson August 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOh, gosh.
    I've always heard
    "no mound of islands can make this out"
    as
    "no amount of violins can make this sound"
    bunnymitfordon September 08, 2009   Link
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    General Comment
    ''that lonely siren song you've been hearing in your dream
    is just a chapel bell and it wakes you every evening
    a lonesome song, but it's someone else's blues''


    wow. someone else gets it. im glad.
    OHDARLINon September 16, 2009   Link
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    General Commentim more than glad. godddamn.

    isn't that what music's all about
    i finally find a song that i actually understand
    knowing that someone else feels the same way
    OHDARLINon September 16, 2009   Link
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    General Commentim more than glad. godddamn.

    isn't that what music's all about
    i finally find a song that i actually understand
    knowing that someone else feels the same way
    OHDARLINon September 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's "no long-neck birds with their heads in the sand"
    BrokeAccounton February 16, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti agree. this song is an ocean.
    flanders062on May 12, 2010   Link

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