"Sleep on the Floor" as written by and Wesley Schultz Jeremy Fraites....
Pack yourself a toothbrush dear
Pack yourself a favorite blouse
Take a withdrawal slip
Take all of your savings out
'Cause if we don't leave this town
We might never make it out
I was not born to drown
Baby come on

Forget what Father Brennan said
We were not born in sin
Leave a note on your bed
Let your mother know you're safe
And by the time she wakes
We'll have driven through the state
We'll have driven through the night
Baby come on

If the sun don't shine on me today
And if the subways flood and bridges break
Will you lay yourself down and dig your grave
Or will you rail against your dying day

And when we looked outside
Couldn't even see the sky
How do you pay the rent
Is it your parents
Or is hard work dear
Holding the atmosphere
I don't wanna live like that, yeah

If the sun don't shine on me today
If the subways flood and bridges break

Jesus Christ can't save me tonight
Put on your dress, yes wear something nice
Decide on me, yea decide on us
Oh, oh, oh, Illinois, Illinois

Pack yourself a toothbrush dear
Pack yourself a favorite blouse
Take a withdrawal slip
Take all of your savings out
'Cause if we don't leave this town
We might never make it out


Lyrics submitted by lolaranby

"Sleep on the Floor" as written by Wesley Schultz Jeremy Fraites

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.,

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Sleep on the Floor song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +2
    My InterpretationSo good. Seems to be about a couple of people destined for bigger and better things. Or maybe that's everybody. Time to explore the rest of your life before you're stuck.
    sga24on July 19, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentExcellent song. For what it is worth, I had one parent that raged against the dying of the light and one that went peaceably, willfully. Perhaps Thomas's rage is ill placed. Perhaps not. To some, death is a sweet release. To others, a dreadful departure.
    Such is life.
    rustykenhason June 03, 2017   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain