"Who Fell Asleep In" as written by and Thomas Bromley Gareth Paisey....
She turned her back on the church and put all her faith in me
At the back of the chapel where I taught her to screw and to blaspheme
We turned our backs to the church, with our trousers around our knees
While screaming the scriptures, she screamed I was her favorite heresy

In a note I read, "If you should go blind and deaf
I'll cleanse and I'll bathe you and I'll cook for you daily.
I will take a dry ballpoint pen and trace on yr chest
All of the same conversations we have now in bed"
I don't mean to be selfish, but I think I'd sooner just be dead

Behind the tennis court alongside the river, not a single live flower to see
This is the one girl who woke up from all that, and now falls asleep next to me
But I swear now, every time that I kiss her, she feels her God breathe on her shoulder
It pains me, but I'm sure she's still yrs

She said she wanted a sea burial, not grass and hypodermics to her hips
I prune the ivy from yr grandmother's tomb
More tender and careful than the superstitious ripped you from yr mothers womb

In a note I wrote, "I think too much about the end
But being around it made me feel like I'm coping now.
When I view the cemetery, I don't see headstones
I see rows of engraved middle teeth, hungry, waiting for me
And though I am fearful, I think I just crave the relief"

Behind the tennis court alongside the river, paper flowers, still beautiful thing
This is the one girl who woke up from all that, and now falls asleep next to me
But I swear now, every time that I kiss her, she feels her God breathe on her shoulder
It pains me, but I'm sure she's still yrs


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"Who Fell Asleep In" as written by Thomas Edward Bromley Gareth David Paisey

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    General CommentTiny correction, but I think there should be an "at" at the beginning of the second line.
    tjwellson December 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is most definitely not Romance is Boring - It's been confused with Who Fell Asleep In.
    TheDrinkNinjaon December 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMy bad. Embarrassing :|
    shrodeson December 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe line, as I hear it, is "The back of the chapel where I taught her to screw and breastfeed," but that sounds... silly?

    Also, TOP SCORE to schrodes for posting the lyrics and using "yr" and "yrs" exclusively. Good on ya!
    TemporaryLifeon December 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the meaning is pretty obvious (as Gareth's songs are very personal (i.e. about him)). Though, at a show he mentioned one of the producers thought this song was about seducing a nun. Gareth thought this was much better than the original meaning and as such... I feel like that meaning should be spread.
    locke16on January 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about being in a relationship with someone who is very religious, whilst possessing no faith yourself and feeling like God is your biggest romantic rival, so you prompt and tempt your lover in to sin to prove reality is better than ideology; I know, I've been there
    hey,gorgeous.on February 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is definitely my favourite song on the record.
    stevenO98on February 11, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"I think too much about the end, but being around it made me feel like I'm coping.
    Now when I view the cemetery I don't see headstones,
    I see rows of engraved milk teeth, hungry, waiting for me"
    And though I am fearful, I think I just crave the relief

    Oh man, how good is that part?
    AllChokedUpon February 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI hear it as "rows of engraved middle teeth" rather than "milk teeth", being that tombstones resemble incisors.
    marvinbananaon June 20, 2010   Link
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    General Comment
    ' In a note I read:
    "If you should go blind and deaf
    I'll cleanse and I'll bathe you and I'll cook for you daily.
    I will take a dry ballpoint pen and trace on yr chest
    All of the same conversations that we have now in bed."
    I don't mean to be selfish; but I think I'd sooner just be dead '

    man, over-obsessive really are the worst.
    holycrapoctopuson June 24, 2010   Link

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