"It's Easy to Sleep When You're Dead" as written by and Kevin Barnes....
It's easy to sleep when you're dead but you're unable to touch your loved ones,
Give them kisses or see them smile at you
It's easy to sleep when you're dead but you give up your whole life's work
And you can't revers the bad things that you did

While alive you still have hope that when you die you are dead
And you know for sure if it's better, if it's better, if it's better
I hope it's better

It's easy to sleep when you're dead
Though you can't feel the warmth of summer, smell the flowers of spring, or drink cider in the fall
It's easy to sleep when you're dead though it's too late to say the words you wanted them to hear When you didn't have the nerve.

You get to spend eternity thinking about your life.
Think of all the time that is. Eternity is forever, is forever, is forever. What will I do forever?
At this time there is nothing you can change. You can only sit and watch and hope they understand
It's easy to sleep when you're dead. Cause there isn't anything else to do but sleep.
I feel sorry for the dead.

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    General CommentI can just picture the evolution of this song: the lead singer is trying to thing of good and bad things about dying. The bad list is full, and he still has not thought of anything good about dying, which is when he was like....ummmm....I guess it's easy to sleep...
    I wonder if the artists ever check this site and laugh at how ridiculously off we are when we interpret these songs...
    imaginaryordinaryon April 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis part: "While alive you still have hope that when you die you are dead," should read "While alive you still have hope that when you die it might be better. When you die you are dead..."

    My fav line!
    qlaireon November 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTreat everybody the way you want them now, because when you're dead, you can't tell them anything and all you can do is ponder your life.
    neato713on May 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like . i love it.
    aestheticfrenzyon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlive your life. cause when your dead you cant change anything. ya i agree with the you ^^. but i doubt they have time to.
    flamingo_dreamon February 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis might seem like a weird question, but does anyone know what he`s saying (if anything) at the end when there`s sort of a repeat of "The Couple In Bed Together Under a Warm Blanket Wrapped Up In Each Other's Arms Asleep"?
    rocketchicon December 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me it sounds like he is saying at the end, "woman don't worry", and the other voice (the one going oh yeah, oh yeah) is saying "matter" at the same time as when he says worry so they kinda run together. Good luck wrappin your head around that, its probably wrong though.

    Anway, this song is great and it contains my favorite line of any song, at least at the moment.
    whitelotus66on April 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMaybe wrong, but my first impression (and second and third and so on) was that this song is written for a person who is considering suicide. The speaker is saying Yeah, it's easy to sleep and get away from life when you're dead (obviously), but look at all the good things you'll miss out on--and for what? An eternity doing nothing, being nothing; just keep living and enjoy what time you have here, make the best of it and enjoy the small things like cider in the fall, or the smiles from the people you love.

    I love this song.
    PairOFishon May 12, 2015   Link

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