"Sleep" as written by Andy Kubiszewski, Walter Flakus, James Eric Sellers and Christopher Hall....
She's been here so many times before she can't remember
When she last felt anything at all but this pain and anger
She stares intently at the door listens for his footsteps
She knows exactly what's in store and the knowing makes it worse
When he calls her daddy's little girl she doesn't hear him
When he crushes her she can't feel her screams are silent
Hides in the corners of her mind where she plays contently
She leaves this nightmare far behind, she escapes inside her dreams

Floating high above her bed
Staring at her father's head
Wishing one of them were dead
So this hell could finally end


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"Sleep" as written by Christopher Hall Andy Kubiszewski

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    General CommentI'm surprised no one's commented on this song.

    I'm not quite sure what to say about it either. But go SW for being brave enough to sing about it.

    Kavanne.
    Kavanneon June 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentProbably my favorite song on Wither, Blister, Burn, and Peel. The haunting melody in the background, the whispers, the emotion Christopher has...I'd love to know where he got the inspiration for this one.
    ApocalypticDeleriumon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentInspiration came from his ex, if I recall correctly. All based in reality. Same girl the first two albums were written about.

    Not really the most uplifting song out there, but it's still one of my all-time favounites.
    YumCimilon July 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe inperation for this song came from his ex who was sexually abused by her father... very intense song...
    P-Dogon July 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI Think u made a mistake in the lyrics "When he Calls her Daddy's little girl, She doesn't hear him" not she doesn't keep him, anyways its a great song

    autumn15on July 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI am male, but it [the song topic] had happened to me for a long time.

    This song puts people that have been fortunite to not have been raped, right there, so they can glimpse the horror of rape.

    This song got me through high school (freshman year was a two or three years after it happened to me), helped me speak up about it, and helped me through the ensueing legal poceedings. Chris Hall has lyrics that are *almost* in leauge with Maynard from Tool, except he is much more direct. IMHumbleO

    Awesome song and it still get me teary....

    Thanks, Chris!!
    jijinmachinaon December 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBy the way the programming/drumming, in the beginning, just captures the jarring reality of it all.

    Then the whispy chorus captures the un-reality of it all.

    +Fav
    jijinmachinaon December 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBy the way the programming/drumming, in the beginning, just captures the jarring reality of it all.

    Then the whispy chorus captures the un-reality of it all.

    +Fav
    jijinmachinaon December 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is a really dark song. It helps that Stabbing Westward has a really dark theme to their music to begin with and it helps convey the meaning of this song.

    Plenty of artists do music about subjects like this, but few can really give it the dark tone it deserves like SW can. And if you doubt that, then go listen to Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay".
    magicmanx9on July 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is fantastic. its context is emotionally impactful, but the music is genius.

    one thing to add, oddly enough. towards the end of the song theres a synth sound that resembles that of Barbara from Legend of Zelda II. It's the dragon boss of the 6th castle i think. the sound it makes is supposed to be its roar (8-bit tech at its best).
    Darkeron January 14, 2007   Link

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