I try to sleep but my eyes are open
I can't think because my heart is broken
There's a bottle lying next to me
I'll down a few drinks just to take the pain away

I want to say all the things I need to say
I won't lie, I'll just tell them honestly
If God can take a friend away from me
Then I can say all I want and he won't do anything

My tongue is weak and every time I try to speak
I can't say nothing at all

Sleep well, my friend
There will be another moment we'll meet again
Just let it go
Sleep well, good night
You're something to remember
I wish that you were here by my side

I spend hours trying to make it through the day
I don't know if I'll ever be the same
It's hard enough when you're all alone
In the city that you loved
Now Atlanta's just a burial ground

My tongue is weak and every time I try to speak
I can't say nothing at all
It's hard to think when losing someone only makes you want to scream
And now that you're gone

Sleep well, my friend
There will be another moment we'll meet again
Just let it go
Sleep well, good night
You're something to remember
I wish that you were here by my side

I'll rest in pieces, I can't believe this
A mother shouldn't witness her son die at twenty-four

(Please take notice, these words are hopeless)
I will hold my tongue for the rest of my life
(It's ripping me apart and I can't take it anymore)
But I can't keep this up anymore

Sleep well, my friend
There will be another moment we'll meet again
Just let it go
Sleep well, good night
You're something to remember
I wish that you were here by my side

By my side, by my side, by my side.

Sleep well, good night
You're something I'll remember
I wish that you were here by my side.


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Everything's An Illusion song meanings
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    Song MeaningThis is what Jake had to say about this song:

    I wrote it about my friend I grew up with who passed away in Atlanta. I had this idea when we were in Panacea writing that I couldn't finish but I had a melody and a song pretty much there. When we were sitting at the house in Atlanta during the pre-production time I couldn't get my friend out of my head. Being in Atlanta didn't help at all either. I knew it was exactly what I needed to write about because I never really told anyone how I felt. At that time, Everything's An Illusion wasn't even a song pushed to make the record. I think Derek was the only one that knew it existed, so I knew I had to demo it the best I could to portray the idea that I heard in my head. Luckily, everything was set up in the studio for pre-pro so I went in late one night by myself and recorded all the parts in demo I presented to Zack and Kenneth the next day. Luckily, everyone loved the song and helped make it even better than it already was and it made the record. I'm glad it did because it almost feels like a sense of closure to what happened, not that I'll ever forget it, but I don't feel so angry and upset about it like I used to.
    Clockwork00on October 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentEasily the best song on the album and I think it's more passionate than anything they've released since A Lesson in Romantics (and only a few of those songs beat this one). Honestly, even if this was on A Lesson in Romantics, it would be one of the top tracks.

    Also, it's about the death of a friend (not sure who, though).
    Clockwork00on October 06, 2011   Link

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