"Sleepyhouse" as written by Christopher John Thorn, Thomas Rogers Stevens, Brad Smith, Shannon Hoon and Glen Graham....
No time frame, for what I need to do today
Here at the yellow house. I think I'm gonna play
With some free livin' lads down the street aways away

As I feel the moon rise
The time that all feels is the right time
Here in our sleepy house
As I wipe eye bugs away, the candle flickers at me to say
And in my head I sometimes pray

Hey aren't ya feeling fine
As I was as a little child
And I'm feeling better when I'm high
With a red light shinning on a little unity

The mistakes that I've made
No they don't seem to bother me
I sure as hell don't feel like
I missed any kind of train
If I could only show you how I feel
Then you wouldn't bother me
And then maybe you'd see why we don't mind being blind

As I was as a little child
And I'm feeling better when I'm high
With a red light shinning on a little unity
I'll probably be in a little while.


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"Sleepyhouse" as written by Christopher Thorn Brad Smith

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    General Commentthe "sleepyhouse" is what people called the house that the band lived in when they were just starting, they put tin foil on the windows, and would sleep all day. late at night they would get up, stoned, and into the mood to jam. The only time they would leave the house, besides necessities, would be to go to visit their families. they would look awful bad tho because of the white complexion and the black rings under their eyes. they would jam from like 3 till 7 AM
    mikejohnston1989on February 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song...i adore Shannon...35th bday today...stayed up all night as a tribute even though i have school in about 2 hours...i'll survive...spent all night listening to Blind Melon...it changes my soul each and every time i hear his voice rise to sing a song...the words are eternal...he felt misunderstood, and he was by many but i have loved Blind Melon since i was about 7 and they have helped me grow and i feel like they have watched over me...
    melon headon September 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs by blind melon...
    when he refers back to being a child its like saying he misses the innocense of being a child and only being high can bring him back to that world...

    and he didnt have any regrets for any of the things that hes done adn he wishes people wouldnt judge him for what he has done and maybe then they could see what he means...

    i listen to this song everytime i get angry with someone...it helps me remember not to care what others think...
    RIP shannon
    SuBliMiNaL_tRiPon March 31, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe mistakes that I've made
    No they don't seem to bother me
    I sure as hell don't feel like
    I missed any kind of train
    If I could only show you how I feel
    Then you wouldn't bother me
    And then maybe you'd see why we don't mind being blind

    As I was as a little child
    And I'm feeling better when I'm high
    With a red light shinning on a little unity

    These are some of the best, most beautiful lyrics ever written and performed. I love this song and always will.

    This reminds me of my best friend (who named his first born son "Shannon") and before his son was born he was living in a big yellow house with a horrible pregnant woman. He would often escape down the block to where my other "best friend" and I were living.

    A comment would always be made about the "yellow house" and the "free livin lads down the street" It was a great time in my life and his son Shannon is almost 7 years old now I think.
    Bellyfull of Swanson January 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWow. Here I am, looking at posts, and this guy posted 3 years ago on this day that it was Shannon's birthday. Holy f.... And I'm listening to them. That is messed man. This song takes me back to last year living in res with my best friends... when life didn't matter and our house was the Sleepyhouse.
    Desertedon September 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song as well. Usually one of the first I play when spinning the self-titled Melon classic. It sets me right into a mellow groove at the beginning, kind of in a similar way that The Beatles 'Within You Without You' does. 'Sleepyhouse' has an aura of innocence at a time when the band was still learning from experimenting. The journey and feelings of the band creating the first album is layed out for us with this song in some ways. And yeah, mikejohnston1989, what was with Shannon's fascination with tinfoil?! Immediately, Shannon sitting there being interviewed on 'Letters From a Porcupine' with tinfoil covering his entire head comes to mind. Pretty bizarre sight...but hey...that was Shannon.
    Hoon4Everon March 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentClassic BM. One of my favorite songs of theirs. The song has that reminiscing quality to it.
    Joedudeon August 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt talks about smoke Weed with your Friends having a good time, just chilling !
    driveinout92on April 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentToday is my 29th Birthday. I've kept returning back to Blind Melon and Shannon the past couple years of my life. It is hard to believe he was younger than me when he passed. One of the only bands that for some reason brings tears to my eyes. But, I woke up today with "Sleepyhouse" in my head (maybe because I slept though my alarm...) and its been in my head all day long. I actually live in a yellow house with red lights in several of the rooms. And I can sleep the whole day away, and often do in that house. I am more alive and creative at night. I believe Shannon was a "night owl" as well. Anyway, I love this song and it triggers a lot of feelings and emotions for me. Beautiful.
    rayjacksonarton May 02, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThey used to have a little yellow house where they recorded in North Carolina...at night they got fucked up and wrote and recorded music....and in the morning everyones asleep
    Negrumon September 30, 2012   Link

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