You play that role for years
There's nothing else
But you don't need your ears
To listen to yourself
Don't talk back
Keep your lips closed tight

Sleep underground tonight
Sleep underground tonight
Sleep underground tonight
If you were meant to save me
If you were meant to save me
Then I didn't realize 'till now
'Cause this is just for you and I alone
This is just for you and I alone
This is just for you and I alone
This is just for you and I alone

Sleep underground tonight
Sleep underground tonight
This is just for you and I.


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    General CommentThis song sounds really cool. I wouldn't mind if they made more experimental songs like this more often. The tremolo picking in the background (I think that's what it is... could be wrong) in particular sounds awesome.
    NapoleonBenderon December 07, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"You play that role for years
    There's nothing else
    But you don't need your ears
    To listen to yourself
    Don't talk back
    Keep your lips closed tight"
    This verse seems like the narrator is trying to help someone relax and listen to what they have to say. There is no need to talk, so they should keep their lips closed tight.

    "Sleep underground tonight
    Sleep underground tonight
    Sleep underground tonight
    If you were meant to save me
    If you were meant to save me
    Then I didn't realize 'till now
    'Cause this is just for you and I alone
    This is just for you and I alone
    This is just for you and I alone
    This is just for you and I alone"
    He tells this person to "sleep underground" or to hide away from their problems and rest. the "if you were meant to save me" part seems to indicate a strong bond between the two. "This is just for you and I alone" is meant to suggest that this moment is just for them to enjoy.
    Odoyle91on December 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a chilled out song. I don't know what it means, other than the obvious, but it's just so relaxing. I dig.
    WhatAboutYou13on December 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHis voice is so angelic, this track is amazing.

    This is just for you and I alone.
    lookinginwardon January 13, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about someone that recently died. "sleep underground" meaning lying in a buried coffin.

    You play that role for years
    There's nothing else
    But you don't need your ears
    To listen to yourself
    Don't talk back
    Keep your lips closed tight

    here hes thinking about his final thoughts toward the person. hes speaking towards the person and to himself.

    Sleep underground tonight
    Sleep underground tonight
    Sleep underground tonight
    If you were meant to save me
    If you were meant to save me
    Then I didn't realize 'till now
    'Cause this is just for you and I alone
    This is just for you and I alone
    This is just for you and I alone
    This is just for you and I alone

    Sleep underground tonight
    Sleep underground tonight
    This is just for you and I.

    he thinks about death, and what happens when we die. he wonders if he'll go to heaven, if he even believes in heaven. "If you were meant to save me" is like the death giving him wake up call to get more in touch with his spiritual self before he dies. "This is just for you and I alone" meaning no one has to know about this, but he is silently thankful for the wake up call even though it is painful and sad to think about.
    paperboy4590on May 03, 2012   Link

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