when i sleep, i'm dreaming
when i sleep, i'm dreaming
when i sleep, i'm dreaming for you

feel my heart it's aching
wish i could stop breaking
spend all day just thinking for you

when you sleep, i'm thinking
when you sleep, i'm thinking
when you sleep, i'm thinking for her

wish i still could love you
floating high above you
just don't think i'm sinking for you

this pillow talk
don't wake me up
my dream is done
i'm still in love
i know your fears
just lying here
i think i'll leave
please don't my dear
this pillow talk will wake me up
no matter what i'm dreaming

when you leave, i'm lying
when you leave, i'm lying
when you leave, i'm lying for you

and i know it hurts you
nothing else i can do
you won't let me, though i want to

when you leave, i'm lonely
when you leave, i'm lonely
when you leave, i'm lonely for you

roll around in our bed
can't stop thoughts in my head
the screaming girl just gets up for you

this pillow talk
don't wake me up
my dream is done
i'm still in love
i know your fears
just lying here
i think i'll leave
please don't my dear
this pillow talk will wake me up
no matter what i'm dreaming

pack my things, i'm leaving
wish i could stop breathing
know you'll be coming back for me
if we fight and make up
if we fight and make up
if we fight, we wake up lonely

this pillow talk
don't wake me up
my dream is done
i'm still in love
i know your fears
just lying here
i think i'll leave
please don't my dear
this pillow talk will wake me up
no matter what i'm dreaming


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Pillow Talk song meanings
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  • +1
    My InterpretationOh god do I love this song. It's so beautiful like all their songs. I'm not 100% sure, but from what I get from the song, the guy has lost feelings for his girlfriend and wants to move on to other things, and has already found someone else who occupies the thoughts and feelings he had for his feelings, but his girlfriend hasn't "woken up" from the dream of their relationship, and can't let go of the man she loves. He tries to leave, but she won't let him go because she hasn't woken up from the "dream".
    Mac15on August 07, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe couple singing have a pretty dysfunctional relationship, where they sleep in the same bad every night, but for some reason or another the guy will wake up and leave early in the morning.
    "Pillow Talk" in the song is referring to the notes he leaves on the pillow in the morning, you know with some kind of excuse written on it: "early start at work, see you later' or 'woke up early, went to the gas station to buy cigarettes'
    The song also talks about dreaming, as if the couple are in love deep down and dream of each other, but when they wake up, they fight and second guess the whole relationship.

    then you can look at specific lyrics like:
    "this pillow talk will wake me up, no matter what I'm dreaming" which could be the girl saying: no matter how wonderful you are in my dream, I will always wake up when you leave in the morning
    or:
    "if we fight we wake up lonely" could mean that if they fight before going to sleep, the guy won't leave a note and just leave like he was never there, hence the loneliness
    or the chorus:
    guy: "this pillow talk" him writing the note
    girl: "don't wake make up" shows the girl is the one sleeping
    guy: "my dream is done" he's woken up and she isn't like how she was in the dream. he just can't love her anymore ("wish I could still love you")
    girl: "I'm still in love" kinda speaks for it'self
    guy: "I know your fears" her fear of him leaving
    girl: "just lying here" she's awake and watching him leave
    guy: "I think I'll leave" again, really doesn't need explaining
    girl: "please don't my dear" she's asking for him to be like he was while she was dreaming
    suzieawesomeon January 20, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My Opinioni'm not entirely sure what this song means, but i think it sounds gorgeous nonetheless.
    allthisistemporaryon November 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song and this artist, so thank you for posting some of their lyrics. I wish I knew exactly what this song was getting at, but one thing I noticed was a lot of the songs on this album seem to take a very realistic approach and perspective towards the ever-so-familiar ups and downs of a relationship. I think that's one of the reasons I love this album so much -- Not only is it musically excellent, but also so easily relatable and down to earth.
    cry0nicson April 15, 2012   Link

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