Through the house, walking fast
stranger, tell me, I don't really
see what I, am seeing now
the body that escaped
from the lake, where she drowned

Killer kiss, kiss that takes
the breath away from every evil
you have made, a grave mistake
and sleep paralysis is showing me what it is.

Let it be on into space, I want
Planted in my brain i'll wait for you to come home
Darkest space are to you, as it is to me
Shepard I've been lost too many times to be free

Through the house, walking fast
stranger, tell me, I don't really
see what I, am seeing now
the body that escaped
from the lake, where she drowned


Lyrics submitted by bauce, edited by colinh

Sleep Paralysis song meanings
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    MemoryFalling, fighting, trapped, helpless, eerie... just some of the feelings one gets when entering sleep paralysis, and also, (as Trevor does so beautifully) in this song.

    After seeing the title for this song on the album, i was immediately fascinated. Its hard to find someone who knows what exactly sleep paralysis is, let alone having experienced it. Weirdly enough, ever since I learned what sleep paralysis was, (and began to get into "similar" topics such as lucid dreaming, astral projection), I began to have sleep paralysis experiences. This happened as often as once a week to every other month. It would usually happen on Saturday mornings, either before I woke up or after I had woken up and dozed back to sleep. Anyway, it can be quite a terrifying experience, especially the first time. Basically, your mind wakes up before your body does. You cannot move your physical body. You can see, but not through your eyes. I remember seeing the outline of my body, and the surroundings in my room. Everything is vibrating, its almost loud, except you're not actually hearing anything. Pretty wild. Anyway, so there you are stuck and panicking because you can't move. If you keep trying it takes about 30 seconds to a minute to "break out of it" and wake up. Believe me it feels a lot longer than that. Even after this, its easy to fall back into it. This has happened numerous times with me where I've fallen back into it 2-4 times. On top of that, its sometimes hard to remember the entire event happening (if you fall back to sleep). Usually you're pretty dozed off when you break out of it. Other times I had tried to stay awake so it wouldn't keep happening. I've gotten used to it after awhile. Now I can even "lift my arms" and sit up while it happens. This is weird and I'm pretty sure its my astral body. When this happens, the vibrating really increasing, liking I'm breaking through some weird membrane. It usually only happens when I'm well rested, yet consciously active. As a college student, that doesn't happen a lot. Sorry, didn't mean to get too off topic!

    Anyway, this song is all those things happening. It's creepy and random, yet fascinating and strangely addictive. The whole body struggling between "two states at once" is about as close as you can get to sleep paralysis. There seems to be some other character in the song, ("You have made, a grave mistake, and sleep paralysis is showing me what it is"). I can't relate so much to this. I'm sure it has something to do with Trevor's personal experience/history. Trevor has mentioned in interviews that he has chronic anxiety. Sleep paralysis often occurs due to anxiety (thanks wikipedia), so im sure he has had a similar experience. The music in the song, if not the lyrics, perfectly summarize what sleep paralysis is like. There is that shift in the song (about 1:45 seconds into the song) where the music changes from a soft melody, (as if someone is falling asleep), to an instant, wham, holy fuck what is going on, oh shit I'm in sleep paralysis kinda vibe. Then towards the end of the song it switches between these two, quite like falling in and out of sleep paralysis.

    Sleep paralysis is often linked to ghosts, possession and stuff like that. My experiences aren't really like that (i may have felt the presence of a figure once but i might have imagined that!). There is, however, in the song something disturbing; something haunting trevor. Whether he's in an hour long sleep paralysis battle with a ghost or fighting some other internal thing, we may never know. He did, however write a beautifully haunting song, and, at the very least, gave me something to write about on my Friday night. Lol.
    mrkluckson March 22, 2013   Link

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