I must have slept for many years
I fell asleep in the lion's mouth, I didn't mind the danger at all
It didn't do me no harm

I fell in love so easily
I was asleep and the air was calm
I didn't mind the danger at all
And when I woke up it was gone

And I must have slept for many years
Cause I had forgotten how the morning felt
I didn't mind the danger at all

I must have slept for many years
I fell asleep in the lion's mouth, I didn't mind the danger at all

I hardly see your face now
I've found the way to hide it
Time didn't pay kindness to me at all
Time didn't show kindness to me at all
I fell asleep in the midst...
It didn't do me no harm

I always walk alone now
I found a way to hide it
Time didn't pay attention to me at all
Time didn't show kindness to me at all
I fell asleep in the lion's mouth
That's how I fell for you

That's how I fell from the top of twelve stories to the ground
For the reasons I have
The ones I know, the ones I don't
For all I forgot
That is all I could do
That is how I want you


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    MemoryI think this song is about being blind-sided in a relationship. When you get comfortable and trust the person you're with (the "lion"), and then they betray your trust and show their real face.

    "I must have slept for many years
    I fell asleep in the lion's mouth, I didn't mind the danger at all
    It didn't do me no harm"

    And after the inevitable breakup you're suffering like hell but you don't show it to anyone and you feel guilt realizing you are to blame for falling for someone who so clearly wouldn't be good for you:

    "I hardly see your face now
    I've found the way to hide it
    Time didn't pay kindness to me at all
    Time didn't show kindness to me at all
    I fell asleep in the midst...
    It didn't do me no harm

    I always walk alone now
    I found a way to hide it
    Time didn't pay attention to me at all
    Time didn't show kindness to me at all
    I fell asleep in the lion's mouth
    That's how I fell for you"

    I like to think the last part is NOT about suicide, but the lyrics make it difficult :/ It seems they wanted the person so much and when they couldn't have them... that was the only choice. "That is all I could do. That is how I want you" :(

    "That's how I fell from the top of twelve stories to the ground
    For the reasons I have
    The ones I know, the ones I don't
    For all I forgot
    That is all I could do
    That is how I want you"
    indstrlgalon August 03, 2014   Link

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