was i born to sink into this couch
and watch my whole world
bleed its purpose out?
around the insects
follow patterns to their deaths
while i waste my precious breath
on another second guess

i'm afraid
i'm afraid of sleeping
i'm afraid
i'm afraid of sleeping in
i feel so dead to the world
just tell me where do i begin
cause
i'm afraid
i'm afraid of breathing in

these nightmares are so weird
it's like i'm drowning at the bottom of a bottle of beer
that my father sips between the humorous quips
of the late night comedy news shows he frequents

and i wake up
with the devil in my sheets
i took to her shoulders
asking was it good for me

i'm afraid
i'm afraid of sleeping
i'm afraid
i'm afraid of sleeping in
i feel so dead to the world
just tell me where do i begin
cause
i'm afraid
i'm afraid of breathing in

if only i were present then
i could be the president!
if only i were present then
i could be the president!
yeah!

i'm afraid
i'm afraid of sleeping
i'm afraid
i'm afraid of sleeping in
i feel so dead to the world
just tell me where do i begin
cause
i'm afraid
i'm afraid of breathing in


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    General CommentI feel like this one is along the same lines as "An Insult to the Dead" in that he's afraid of sitting around and not contributing to the world ("sleeping in"). Was this the Song Shop song?
    AllChokedUpon November 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyeah i was reading on absolute punk someone said this was their song shop song. so cool.
    i love all the bsides a lot.

    and i agree with you on the meaning.
    i think it's pretty clear.
    i really like the second verse a lot.
    canvaswingson November 04, 2009   Link

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