"No One Sleeps When I'm Awake" as written by and Johan Bengtsson Maja Ivarsson....
I’ve seen people losing all of their faith
Before they knew what they were looking for
I swore I’d never ever do it again, ’til this day
Words are all I have, to give, to you
You never seem to see it my way
Standing in the shadows I hear, people say
I got confessions to make, listen up!
No one sleeps when I’m awake

The dreams I dream the song I sing for you
They’re coming from my heart
Is my message getting through?
You know it hurt so bad just like I knew that it would
But I’d do it again, do it again if I could
Do it again if I could

I don’t think you know what it’s like
You should be careful what you’re wishing for
And try to set your ego aside, you will find
A false peace of mind
You fall, behind and everybody’s getting tired of you
Standing in the shadows I hear, people say
I got confessions to make, listen up!
No one sleeps when I’m awake

The dreams I dream the song I sing for you
They’re coming from my heart
Is my message getting through?
You know it hurt so bad just like I knew that it would
But I’d do it again, do it again if I could
Do it again if I could

Hey! hey! hey! I want you to know, know, know, know
Hey, hey, hey, hey!

‘Cause the dreams that I dream and the songs that I sing
When I lost myself it had a different meaning
Shut down and closed imagine all of those
Hundreds of dreams taking place around you

It hurt so bad just like I knew that it would
But I’d do it again, do it again if I could
But I’d do it again, do it again if I could
I’d do it again, I’d do it again, I’d do it again
I’d do it again if I could


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    General CommentIn an interview with Shockhound (you can google it) Maja said the song is about their dreams about becoming a successful band. And even though the journey to become one has been hard and hurt so bad at times along the way, they would still do it all over again.

    Recently though, this song took on a slightly new meaning for me. I've been struggling with very severe depression that I believe was set me off this time around by my turning 29 soon and feeling like I still have no purpose, reason for being here, no direction, no idea who I am, etc. (along with other very serious underlying issues). I have/had all these dreams and aspirations but have never quite been able to make them a reality due to my knack for screwing up and making bad choices. I finally got to a point where I was at the end of my rope and this song was a major inpsiration to me to hold on and keep going.

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    The dreams I dream the song I sing for you
    They’re coming from my heart
    Is my message getting through?
    You know it hurt so bad just like I knew that it would
    But I’d do it again, do it again if I could
    Do it again if I could
    -

    That part was really inspirational to me because I feel like she's saying that this song was written especially for me and telling me that she knows what it's like to be in this place and that even though it was tough and "hurt so bad," she'd do it again because in the end, it was worth it and that I will eventually feel the same if I can hold on. Through the verses, I feel like she's basically talking about this experience of her and other people being lost and what it feels like.

    This part is super interesting to me because of how this song has recently taken on a different meaning for me, the first 2 lines in particular:

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    ‘Cause the dreams that I dream and the songs that I sing
    When I lost myself it had a different meaning
    Shut down and closed imagine all of those
    Hundreds of dreams taking place around you
    -

    And that is why I'm so glad I have music to get me through this sh*t. I wouldn't be here without it.
    pippilottaon April 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentVery good song. It reminded me how much I've missed to listen to The Sounds.
    roevgrenon April 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti know!!!!! aaHHH i can't wait 'til august!!!
    well, i guess maja's giving us hearty advice :)
    they are too amazing.
    imtiltson May 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI can't stop listening to this song. I make it louder and louder each time. Right now I'm dedicated to learning the lyrics so I can sing it as loud as I can in my car. I'm trying to decide what I think the song is about. What are your theories??
    cc5krunneron February 05, 2010   Link
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    General Commentpretty song ^^
    mssparkleson August 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI remember whenever this song started playing on satellite radio, I would BLAST it haha great song! Great band! Can't wait until they come to Cleveland after the new album!
    dunamison April 18, 2011   Link

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