"Sleep in the Heat" as written by and Stefan Patrick Babcock....
I was feeling a little bizarre
The day that I buried my family car
In the scrapmetal wrecking yard

And I've said so many goodbyes
In the 25 years that I've been alive
And I don't know why this one was so hard

And everytime when I go back to my apartment
All I wanna do is get stoned
And I'm sick and tired of blacking out on my carpet
And waking up all on my own
So I brought you home

You started falling apart
6 months after you moved in
And I shoulda known from the start
That things would be different

It's not something that I can fix
If I could do anything you know I would
If this fucking vacation would come to an end
Maybe then you'd be normal again

Last week when I went back to my apartment
You were lookin' so stoned
The day after christmas you acted so different
You just wanted to be on your own
So I bought you medicine, went to the vet and
Cashed all of my savings and loans
But it was too late. You were letting go

Woah oh oh

And nothing I say will make it ok
You just sleep in the heat and repeat
You're wasting away. And nothing I do is gonna save you
I'm trying my best but you can't even
Look at me or talk to me or tell me what's happening to you

Yesterday I went back to my apartment
To see how you've been holding up
You hadn't been eating, I thought you were sleeping, but
You're not waking up
I want you to know thay I'd spend every bit of my
Pitiful savings and loans just to see you again

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"Sleep in the Heat" as written by Stefan Patrick Babcock

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    Song MeaningBUT I KNOW I WON'T!

    Frontman Stefan Babcock’s explains:

    This song is about my baby chameleon. Her name is Norman. If you’re a fan of the first record, you might have seen the ‘Mabu’ video, where I drive my family car in a demolition derby. We rented a bunch of reptiles for the video, because, reptiles are cool as shit. We had a snake and some turtles and some goldfish, and we also got a baby chameleon.
    That day was really emotional for me. After the derby, we had a funeral for my mangled car (watch the video, you’ll understand). While I was saying goodbye, my heart was breaking, and I was holding this little chameleon. I looked down, and she was just staring up at me with these huge, adorable eyes, and I loved her right away. She was filling the car-sized hole in my heart. I named her Norman and took her home that night.
    Norman was the best. She hunted crickets and hung out in this cool terrarium me and my roommates built for her, and she was super friendly. But one day, she got really sick. I took her to a special reptile hospital, where they told me she had a tongue infection, and would need to have it amputated. The procedure was going to cost $1000 (pretty much every dollar in my bank account), but money didn’t matter. I loved Norman and she was my responsibility.
    After the surgery, Norman was different. Chameleons rely on their tongues to eat and drink and hunt. For weeks, my roommates and I tried to teach her to do those things without a tongue. She just couldn’t figure it out. She got frustrated. And at a certain point, she stopped trying. She wouldn’t eat. She slept all day. She slowly lost her will to live, and that was the end of it.
    I miss Norman a lot. I think about her every day. I really really liked her. I hope she liked me too.

    ahlmannon August 29, 2017   Link

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