"Sleepwalking" as written by Sara Taylor, Michael Hanmer, Matthew O'halloran and Michael Rainbow....
Wait dear,
The time is getting late here,
I'm all washed up and graced with faint applause,
Dressed in a cheap facade.

I'm looking for a place I'll never see again,
A night turns a day,
A street I've never walked on,
I was never here,
Just a faint reflection,
A day turns to a month,
A second of affection,
I was never here,
Just a faint reflection.

Faking,
There's nothing here worth taking,
Just my reflection fading,
On the wall,
Not the fairest one of all.

I'm looking for a place I'll never see again,
A night turns a day,
A street I've never walked on,
I was never here,
Just a faint reflection,
A day turns to a month,
A second of affection,
I was never here,
Just a faint reflection.

A night turns a day,
A street I've never walked on,
I was never here,
Just a faint reflection,
A day turns to a month,
A second of affection,
I was never here,
Just a faint reflection.


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"Sleepwalking" as written by Steven A. Dean Jonathan Ian Green

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    General CommentWait dear
    The time is getting late here
    I'm all washed up
    And graced with feigned applause
    Dressed in a cheap facade
    I'm looking for a place I'll never see again.

    A night turns to a day
    A street I've never walked on
    I was never here
    Just a faint reflection
    The day turns to a moment
    I'm stuck in the reflection (A second, a reflection?)
    I was never here
    Just a faint reflection

    Faking
    There's nothing here worth taking
    Just my reflection fading
    On the wall
    Not the fairest one of all
    I'm looking for a place I'll never see again.

    A night turns to a day
    A street I've never walked on
    I was never here
    Just a faint reflection
    A day turns to a moment
    I'm stuck in the reflection (A second, a reflection?)
    I was never here
    Just a faint reflection
    eizohon August 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSomeone is cheating on his lover. I think the story of this song is told from the viewpoint of the person he is cheating on his lover with. I hope that made sense; I don’t know how else to explain who I’m talking about. I’ll call the cheater “Red” and the person he’s cheating on his lover with “Violet.”

    “Wait dear
    The time is getting late here
    I'm all washed up
    Embraced with faint applause (I think this line is wrong)
    Dressed in a cheap facade
    I'm looking for a place I'll never see again”

    Late at night, Violet sneaks into Red’s house to have casual sex, but she is falling in love with him. The cheap façade is the face she puts on in order to make him think she has no feelings for him. She knows he will never love her the way she does (“I’m looking for a place I’ll never see again”).

    “A night turns to a day
    A street I've never walked on
    I was never here
    Just a faint reflection
    A day turns to a month
    A second of affection
    I was never here
    I'm just a faint reflection”

    When the morning comes, Violet goes back home. She knows she shouldn’t be sleeping with Red, she should never have any reason to be there (“a street I’ve never walked on, I was never here, just a faint reflection”). Red wants to hook up with Violet as a one-time thing, but it ends up lasting longer (“a day turns to a month”). Violet savors the time she has him to herself, but it won’t last (“a second of affection”).

    “Faking
    There's nothing here worth taking
    Just my reflection fading on the wall
    Not the fairest one of all
    I'm looking for a place I'll never see again”

    She’s pretending not to care deeply about Red. She knows she can’t compete with the one he really loves (“not the fairest one of all”).
    hundredskieson October 22, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm normally pretty bad at song interpretation (I'm usually WAY off), but somehow, this makes me think it might be about going on tour.

    Wait dear
    The time is getting late here
    I'm all washed up
    And graced with faint applause
    Dressed in a cheap facade
    I'm looking for a place I'll never see again

    It's getting late, almost time to start another show, they're all dressed up and in costumes that are part of their band's image and doesn't reflect their personalities much at all, and the audience is clapping for them. They're never going to see this place or any of the people here again, because they're just here for tonight.

    A night turns to a day
    A street I've never walked on
    I was never here
    I'm just a faint reflection
    The day turns to a month
    A second of affection
    I was never here
    I'm just a faint reflection

    The next day, they're back in the tour bus, driving down a road that they have no connection to at all, and they don't feel like they were ever really in the town, because the only part of them that anybody there knows is the part that they reveal on stage, which is a mere reflection of their real selves. The days start to run together, and they see someone they really do know (lover, close friend, family, etc.), but they don't get to stay with them for very long.

    Faking
    There's nothing here worth taking
    Just my reflection fading on the wall
    Not the fairest one of all
    I'm looking for a place I'll never see again.

    They're just pretending to be the people that others are seeing them as, and there's nothing there that they feel like is worth remembering. All they feel they've taken (and left) are memories that pale in comparison to others ("not the fairest one of all").

    Like I said, I'm normally pretty bad at this, so I could be completely wrong. That's just what I got from it.
    DementedVampiricZombieon October 26, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthat's actually a very intriguing interpretation...but i really hope they don't feel like that about touring lol.
    eizohon November 08, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI actually think the title tells it all. The first verse is just an indication of Chibi's "regular life". The chorus and the title add up to something we probably all know: you have a dream and do not want to leave it, also because you know you will never be able to return to the world of that particular dream, hence: "I'm looking for a place I'll never see again". "A night turns to a day": not only night turns to day, but also the passing of time since the dream - from the rest of the night to an entire day (24 hours). "A street I've never walked on" - sleepwalking: she walked it during her dream, not in real life - "I was never here / Just a faint reflection": only the dream-me was there, a faint reflection of the real me. The next line emphasises the passage of time, then "a second of affection" seems to imply a bit more about the nature of the dream that the person in the song is so desperate to return to: there was affection - love, tenderness, that kind of thing. Perhaps meeting their soulmate! (Cf. Rammstein's Stirb nicht vor mir / Don't die before I do.) The second verse I believe should be interpreted exactly as it is sung: "Faking. There's nothing here worth taking." (I.e. instead of "Faking / There's nothing here worth taking", implying the person is faking that there's nothing worth taking.) The real life is all fake, there is nothing of real value in it for the I-person. The reflection fading on the wall seems to be a reference to the faint reflection in the dream: the memory of the dream is fading, losing its vividness. "Not the fairest one of all": fits in quite nicely with "reflection" but seems to be mainly important as a way to state the I-person is not particularly attractive (if ever any line would make it clear song lyrics are not to be considered to be connected to the singer, this would be it ;-) ). So in real life, there is not that huge degree of affection that is mentioned in the chorus. The "street I've never walked on" could also be interpreted as a course of action that was never taken to get to that moment of affection - that probably was cut short to just a second by the sudden ending of the dream.

    A very sad situation indeed that would fit TBM nicely and that adds a lot of emotional depth to the song because of its recognisability. Perhaps some of the readers of this post will also be able to enjoy the song even more after reading this; if so, I am happy to have been able to help this great band gain more interest. If not, I hope nobody feels offended by my presenting my interpretation.
    Co1980on March 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think,I'm not sure but, to me this song sounds like rainbows point of view on tour. There in a place there never see again or be there for a long time. Also on a street they've never seen before. to me the line "I was never here. Just a faint reflection" sounds like him standing back out of the light in the back as someone that is only just there. Also the line "a second of affection" sounds to me like. Everyone giving him a second of affection and move on to the next band member to see as he stands back and watchs. That's just what I think.
    Kittylovers28on October 30, 2013   Link

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