"Singing In My Sleep" as written by and Dan Wilson....
Got your tape and it changed my mind
Heard your voice in between the lines
Come around from another time
Where nobody ever goes

All alone on the overpass
Wired and phoned to a heart of glass
Now I'm falling in love too fast
With you or the songs you chose

And all the stars
Play for me
Say the promise you long to keep

[Chorus:]
I can hear you sing it to me in my sleep [Repeat: x1]

I've been living in your cassette
It's the modern equivalent
Singing up to a Capulet
On a balcony in your mind

In the City the lion sleeps
Pray to Sony my soul to keep
Were you ever so bright and sweet
Did you ever look so nice

And all the sounds
Dream for me

[Chorus]
I can hear you sing it to me in my sleep [Repeat: x1]


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"Singing in My Sleep" as written by Dan Wilson

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  • +1
    General Commentit relays the perfect message for those who make mixtapes or CDs for their signifigant others.... "heard your voice between lines" is so true
    descenton June 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnother theme I pick up on here... I don't think it's a healthy relationship. "Now I'm falling in love to fast with you, or the songs you chose" leads me to suspect that he's more in love with his notion of the girl than the girl herself. He may be reading "in between the lines" and seeing feelings and intentions which aren't there. The lines "Living in your cassette" and "pray to Sony my soul to keep" indicate an unhealthy obsession as well. "Were you ever so bright and sweet, did you ever look so nice?", again, is more about his ideal than the real person. I think this song is brilliantly crafted.
    Statuson April 26, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI heard an interview with Dan Wilson some time ago where he said that this song was a response to a fan (of Dan's) who sent him in a mix tape.
    entropy4139on December 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song as about him recieving a mixed tape from a significant other and using it obsessively to figure her out. When you make someone you love a mixed tape, alot of times you're trying to get them to understand something about you based on the songs you chose. By reading between the lines, he wants to know if this girl really is as perfect as he wishes she was. Basically he's putting to much stake in some songs. I love the part where you can hear someone singing sort of in the background. i think theyre saying "the yellow brick road will find you"...anyone more clear on that?
    serenity23on February 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanyone who's got a mixtape from someone they really like can relate to this song.

    my favorite line: "i've been living in your cassette / it's the modern equivalent / signing up to a capulet / on a balcony in your mind."
    typoon January 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthah. "pray to sony my soul to keep"

    i <3 this song.
    not_blondeon February 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, the mixtape thing is so true - plus it's got a deeper edge about relationships in general
    purrbiscuiton April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't know why this song wasn't as big a hit as "Closing Time". this choon was far ore superior, IMHO.
    roger wilcoon May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI reminds me of better times and of couse this should have been more popular that Closing Time. That's their worst song in my opinion
    immortalbelovedon May 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is brilliant.
    LoveIsARoseon July 01, 2003   Link

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