"Sleep" as written by and Stephen Fretwell....
Well I could sleep forever
But it's of her I dream
If I could sleep forever
I could forget about everything
If I could sleep forever
If I could sleep forever
If I could sleep forever


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"Sleep" as written by Stephen Fretwell

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    General CommentThis song to me, is about this feeling you can't let go of. This someone who you can't erase from your mind, let alone your heart. And even though you try the memories are there and if you could only find someway to forget that someone, you would try. You would sleep forever to forget him/her.
    kayemp3on May 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt hurts for him to think about the girl because he can't have her. Hence the "but, " in the first line. He can only have her in his dreams, that why he wants to sleep forever. So he can be with her forever and forget about everything else.
    Zicrion June 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhen you're depressed you usually want to sleep. When you sleep, you escape reality and don't have to deal with your feelings, however in his dreams he sees "her", his love interest. She's the one causing him this depression, this longing to sleep to forget about everything.

    He wants to sleep forever to escape her, but there's no escape.
    mad about the boyon June 08, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti agree with the depressed wanting to sleep, but her being in his dreams. after 5 years my ex left over the weekend with no warning and i went from sleeping like 7 hours, to sleeping about 10 to 13 hours a day, and waking up literally every hour because every dream was always about her. you dont want to be awake at all, but you cant even escape with sleep. its pretty lame lol
    hapythotson February 06, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such an awesome song. I think kayemp3 did a good job with the meaning.
    Keep up the good work ^.~
    whoring.for.loveon May 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful Song!
    you want to forget about this person and he or she is even in your dreams.. so theres no way out!.. its everywhere
    ShyPruNeon June 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI had never really thought of it in the way kayemp3 put it but that makes a lot of sense. The way I always thought of it was the closer to Zicri's interpretation. I don't know if that's true or not but I always thought it was about someone wanting a girl so badly that he would rather sleep forever and be with her for eternity than to be awake, without her for more than a second. Either way I can relate...
    Benny-Xon July 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is just a really kickarse song.the "i could sleep forever" might be referring to suicide, might be him using it metaphorically, like mentally shutting down, but i like the idea that he wants to escape from her and forget about the things she's done, but she's even haunting his dreams.
    squeeon September 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentat first i thought it was about suicide. but i listened and it was more complex and beautiful than that. she's keeping him awake/keeping him from sleeping. he can't let go of her and their past.
    no0dleon September 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI recon because the lines just keep getting repeated that this song reselmbles someones feelings for someone else. wondering what it would be like had they done something different or acted different. Maybe they missed their chance with someone and now dreamm of the moment when it could of all gone their way...
    silence_is_defeningon February 18, 2005   Link

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