There is a sleeping dog
Under this dialogue
Obedient only to rhyme
But if I could beckon her
If I could find the words
All they would be is lies
Tell me why this failure is making you smile?

Then off goes the bell ringing through my head
Signifies that all's been said
This failure is making you smile
Off goes the bell ringing through my head

There is a passenger
In every useless word
Can never be twisted or sold
Center of my skin
A body of discipline
Must be a million years old
I've been told you're offering more than you owe

Then off goes the bell ringing through my head
Signifies that all's been said
You're offering more than you owe
Off goes the bell ringing through my head

Then off goes the bell ringing through my head
Signifies that all's been said
Off goes the bell ringing through my head
Then off goes the bell ringing through my head
Signifies that all's been said
Off goes the bell ringing through my head


Lyrics submitted by niteflite01, edited by loosegrin

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    General CommentThere's a proverb that says "let sleeping dogs lie", which basically means you shouldn't instigate trouble. The sleeping dog can only be kept asleep through "a dialogue obedient to rhyme", like a song or poem. But the song/poem would, apparently, only contain lies.

    That and the chorus makes me think the song is about not being able to write something that awakens anything deeper in you because everything that you could say has already been said.
    loosegrinon January 14, 2013   Link

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