"Sleep" as written by Shirley Ann Manson, Bryan David Vig, Douglas Elwin Erickson and Steve W Marker....
In the middle of the night
Head on my pillow
Looking like a little ghost

Seems like all of the things
That you gave your mother
Have all gone up in smoke

In the middle of the night
You don't know what I'm thinking
But still the stars still sparkle and shine

Seems like all of the time
Our boat was slowly sinking
You didn't even seem to mind

Now all I want to do is sleep
Now all I want to do is sleep
Now all I want to do is sleep


Lyrics submitted by sawg, edited by ShhImMivi

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    General Commenta beautiful song. it's sad and depressing, but it's still a good song to listen to.
    Blooginaon June 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSomeone who is tired of life. This song screams of giving up
    octoberclownon October 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentLong time favorite, very calm and relaxing song.
    Doesn't describe exactly what the problem is.
    But describes the reaction I have when something bad happens. Lots of thinking to yourself before sleep comes
    alecmgon January 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the horrible nights after a bitter break-up.


    Seems like all of the things
    That you gave your mother
    Have all gone up in smoke
    -- This sounds like the guy who broke up with her was also bad to his mother. Or how he de-evolved into a bad guy. All the things going up in smoke signifying the change and ruin. Also, that Shirley implies that she feels compassionate towards his mother being left behind/burned by him because she also knows what it feels like.

    In the middle of the night
    You don't know what I'm thinking
    But still the stars still sparkle and shine
    -- There is no communication between them, but she still loves him.

    Seems like all of the time
    Our boat was slowly sinking
    You didn't even seem to mind
    -- The relationship was obviously failing and he did nothing to help the situation, just sat back and let it fall apart.

    Now all I want to do is sleep.
    -- I definitely feel like this.
    angstiosison May 19, 2008   Link

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