"The Sleep of No Dreaming" as written by and Steven John Wilson....
At the age of sixteen
I grew out of hope
I regarded the cosmos
Through a circle of rope
So I threw out my plans
Ran on to the wheel
And emptied my head
Of all childish ideals
The sleep of no feeling
I married the first girl
Who wasn't a man
And smiled as the spiders
Ran all over my hands
Made a good living
By dying it's true
As the world in my TV
Leaked onto my shoes


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"The Sleep of No Dreaming" as written by Steven John Wilson

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    General CommentThe sound of this on coma divine is amazing....
    SekundesCon August 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with Dragan:

    the sleep of no dreaming = 'death'
    Jeankkon August 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI guess looking through the circle of rope means he narrowed his vision and expectations. Although a circle of rope reminds me of a noose as well.
    Evilswineon October 01, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Regarded the cosmos through a circle of rope" = considered suicide.
    BobosCurseon October 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazingly creepy song...
    RedRavenon February 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpossibly my favorite from signify...
    perfect.
    plexuson August 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDude... it is called: The Sleep of No Dreaming, not: Sleep of No Dreaming. u_U

    And about the lyrics, I don’t know, the whole Signify album is really creepy and weird lyrically speaking —musically speaking is superb.

    I guess it's about Wilson’s youth, and how he finds out that the real world it's not what he thought.
    Raff2603on March 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love everything about this song, from the spacey and brooding intro to the explosive chorus. My fav off of Signify.
    deadwing89on March 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think when Steve was a teenager he realized making it in the music industry was going to be very hard, so i think the song is about that and Steve seeing the world and growing up. One of the best PT choruses vocally.
    [Service to busy]on May 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPure and simple. It's about losing your dreams.
    Sapromindon June 24, 2009   Link

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