She says she barely sleeps
And if she does it's fitfully
Hears footsteps in the leaves
And if she dreams she dreams of
The sounds you'll never speak
The words left out between the beat
Of clashing teeth and tongues
The roar of background hum
That blooms inside her listening ears
To be the noise she wants to hear
She only wants to do you proud
Only wants to make you proud now
And in a stranger's bed
Head next to stranger's head
She chokes on words that won't come out
The TV's turned up far too loud, too loud

So here we go again
Head on the block again
The guillotine has just quickened pace
Teeth sink in to leave their taste of blood
And her head hits the floor
Lips still moving, mouthing to implore
"You're all I want, you're all I want, you're all I want
And all I want's you..."

She says she barely sleeps
And if she does it's fitfully
Hears footsteps in the leaves
And if she dreams she dreams of
The sounds you'll never speak
The words you leave between the beat
Of clashing teeth and tongues
The roar of background hum
That blooms inside her listening ears
To be the song she wants to hear
She only wants to do you proud
Only wants to do you proud now
And in a foreign bed
Head next to foreign head
A sad song in a minor key
A sad song in a minor key, please


Lyrics submitted by RLHJones

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  • +1
    General CommentI think it's :

    If she sleeps, it's fitfully

    Makes a bit more sense!
    electrictightson July 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy new favorite band. I'm a little disappointed that they're so unknown.
    So many great songs on this album.
    This2x4Skeletonon June 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionI thinkk:

    "Teeth sink in to leave the taste of blood"

    "You're all I want, you're all I want, you're all I want,
    and all I want's you..."

    "a sad song in a minor key" (not "the")
    ArcticFangirlon December 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe moved on but can't get you out of her head. You shouldn't have hurt another one.
    sladeon August 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this band.
    kennedyAMon September 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so beautiful; I love it.
    GoldJesteron March 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationDefinitely think this is about a relationship that has ended the girl is not giving it up. She "sleeps fitfully", thinking of her lover and just wants to make him proud and try to give up the relationship. She finds a stranger to become intimate with but, in the end, the original guy is all that she wants.

    "And if she dreams she dreams of / the sounds you'll never speak" is one of my favorite lyrics. Still keeping in line with the fact that she sleeps fitfully, her head filled with thoughts of her lost lover and only desiring to hear their voice again, but knowing that she lost him.
    barkjonon October 02, 2013   Link
  • 0
    QuestionAnyone has any idea about the relationship of the last stanza of this song with the last stanza of joint up writing?
    willsouthon January 13, 2016   Link

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