"Sleep Alone" as written by Thomas Allan Flowers, Douglas James Eldridge, Richard C. Ivanisevich and Fred Roger Jr. Nelson....
You know my darling I can't stand to sleep alone
No sweetheart in the dark to call my own
You're my own, you're my own, I can sing it, I can grow
But the darkness is a stranger in our lonely, lonely, lonely lone

Last night's parties and last night's heart has shown
Smiling and welling and kissing all I know
Give my soul, give my soul, sing it free across the sea
Lonely spell to conjure you, but conjure hell is all I do

Lonely, lonely, lonely, his mother told me
The dream of love is a two-hearted dream
Lonely, lonely, lonely, his mother told me
The dream of love is a two-hearted dream

They say for every heart high there must be a low, low, low, low, low
And every sun ascending a lonesome moon will grow, grow, grow, grow
Drive my heart, drive my heart, into the fire of a burning heart's desire
The only spells you'll be seeing, do you hear me coming in my blue dream

Lonely, lonely, lonely, his mother told me
The dream of love is a two-hearted dream
Lonely, lonely, lonely, his mother told me
The dream of love is a two-hearted dream


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"Sleep Alone" as written by Fred Roger Jr. Nelson Douglas James Eldridge

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  • +3
    General CommentI was wondering why not all the lyrics here were 100% correct because they're on the insert for the vinyl LP, but when I bought the CD today I saw the booklet didn't have them.

    You know my darling;
    I can't stand to sleep alone
    No sweetheart in the dark to call my own
    You're my own; you're my own,
    I can sing it I can groan
    But the darkness is a stranger
    And I'm lonely, lonely, lonely, low...

    Last night's parties and last night's horrorshow
    Smiling and whirling and kissing all I know!
    Give my soul, give my soul,
    Sing it free across the sea!
    A lonely spell to conjure you
    But conjure hell is all I do.

    Lonely, lonely, lonely!
    Cause my mama told me
    The dream of love is a
    Two hearted dream...

    They say for every high (high)
    There must be a low (low, low, low, low)
    From every sun ascending
    A lonesome moon will grow
    Drive my heart; drive my heart
    Into the fire of a burning heart's desire!
    A lonely spell so you be seen
    Do you hear me coming in my blue dream?

    Lonely, lonely, lonely!
    Cause my mama told me
    The dream of love is a
    Two hearted dream...


    and there you have it, the official lyrics!
    iwillrisenowon May 22, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song has a 1980s feel to it. Natasha Khan (aka Bat For Lashes) explained to BBC's Newsbeat: "Well, I've always been an '80s girl, and I think [on] the first record I was quite shy really and I wanted to just keep it how I'd been playing it in my bedroom. I grew up listening to The Cure and I loved early Madonna and Prince and all of that stuff, so I think what prompted me was just probably having more confidence to kind of reach out and reveal even more of myself and what I love and not be too shy about it."

    Just a quote from Natasha commenting on the song.
    ambrielon August 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor the first lines:
    "You know my darling I can't stand to sleep alone
    No sweetheart in the dark to call my own"
    I think that she's talking about how sleeping by yourself at night is lonely because it's so much nicer to sleep next to someone and when you don't have this anymore you really miss it, which I think is really shown in the line "No sweetheart in the dark to call my own". I think that she wants to show how when you're going out with someone it is like they're yours especially at night which is normally when you feel closest to them.
    lungs-lockedon December 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat about this part "Give my soul, give my soul, sing it free across the sea"?
    julianafon July 01, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love her voice!!! This song is amazing! :)
    DamonSalvatoreLover91on October 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought it was, "in my soul, in my soul sing it free across the sea?" Instead of give my soul, give my soul.......


    Also, instead of his mother, I think its "my mother."
    Jae26on March 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song refers to the feelings that you experiment when a love relationship starts to fall apart. There are good things ("last night parties") but there are bad things either ("and last night horrorshow") and she knows that everything has an end ("They say for every heart high there must be a low") but she wants to feel the same again, like in the old days ("Drive my heart, drive my heart, into the fire of a burning heart's desire").
    When she ask for advice to her mother, she told her that "The dream of love is a two hearted dream", which means that if he doesn't want to continue the relationship, then, there's nothing to do. She can't fight it alone.
    patreznoron April 08, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAre these official lyrics?

    I hear
    -"But the darkness is a stranger AND I'M lonely, lonely, LONELY, lone. (instead of "in our" and 1 more "lonely"
    -"Lonely spell to conjure YOU but conjure hell is all I do (instead of nothing)
    -"Lonely, lonely, lonely, AS MY mother told me" (instead of "his")
    -"They say for every HIGHER high there must be a low, low, low, low" (Really works the contrast)

    There's also a mistake in the last paragraph... the last "lonely" is written "loney". How does one go about fixing lyrics here?
    iBaronon April 10, 2009   Link
  • -3
    General CommentThese are the real lyrics =) You can check basically any other site to confirm it.
    I think that the song could be about loving somebody and having them not love you back, which would explain why she's lonely and his mother saying love is a two-hearted dream



    You know my darling I can't stand to sleep alone
    No sweetheart in the dark to call my own
    You're my own, you're my own, I can sing it, I can grow
    But the darkness is a stranger in our lonely, lonely, lonely lone (?)

    Last night's parties and last night's heart has shown
    Smiling and welling and kissing all I know
    Give my soul, give my soul, sing it free across the sea
    Lonely spell to conjure you, but conjure hell is all I do

    Lonely, lonely, lonely, his mother told me
    The dream of love is a two-hearted dream
    Lonely, lonely, lonely, his mother told me
    The dream of love is a two-hearted dream

    They say for every heart high there must be a low, low, low, low, low
    And every sun ascending a lonesome moon will grow, grow, grow, grow
    Drive my heart, drive my heart, into the fire of a burning heart's desire
    The only spells you'll be seeing, do you hear me coming in my blue dream

    Lonely, lonely, lonely, his mother told me
    The dream of love is a two-hearted dream
    Lonely, lonely, lonely, his mother told me
    The dream of love is a two-hearted dream
    BLoodplus17on November 09, 2009   Link
  • -3
    General CommentMore occult bullshit from our friends that control pop music.
    mbdiggson October 17, 2011   Link

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