"Sleep Spent" as written by and Benjamin Gibbard....
I can't expel the truth
It's much more than I thought I could do
And with time my worth with stain
And split your heart from my name...
So drive away your mouth from my ears
And waste a day so I can think clearly
And what's left to wait for here
As my hands sleep spent this last year
Choking the bottle's neck that pulled you from my bed


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"Sleep Spent" as written by Benjamin Gibbard

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    General CommentThis song is pretty simple, about him not being able to stop thinking about this girl. The most interesting part is the last line, here he talks about "spent this last year choking the bottle's neck that pulled you from my bed." He's drinking, which you do when you're depressed. Apparently his being depressed is what drove this girl from him in the first place.
    gun left behindon November 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDeath Cab for Cutie is my favorite band. They're sooooo freakin' good.
    RiversnLeaveson June 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite death cab songs. it's not even about the lyrics. the sound and vibe to it is just choice
    Dahon July 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me sleepy. i looooove it.
    teKion August 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love that line "So drive away, your mouth from my ears, and waste a day, so I can think clearly"---Ben Gibbard must drink a lot of alcohol.
    Eli_Cashon September 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love that line ("So drive away, your mouth from my ears, and waste a day, so I can think clearly")~It's exactly how I feel about my ex.
    JennyMayKayon March 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentBen Gibbard DOES drink a lot of alcohol. And smokes a lot of cigarettes. I would totally get along with him.
    Title_Trackon March 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love how there so mellow, and there music just gives you a certain feeling. there lyrics can match up to the sound as well.<3
    heresathoughton April 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti just wanna drown my sorrows in a big bottle of whisky and black out to this song
    XboomerXon June 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song helps me sleep. I love it.
    Emoeyeson June 14, 2003   Link

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