"Let Me Sleep (Next To The Mirror)" as written by Bob Fairfoull, Colin Newton, Rod Pryce-jones and Roddy Woomble....
I woke up first this morning
I've never seen the dawn
But I know what the world looked like before
How would I know what you said?
You're always first to go to bed
You're intent on sleeping it off

Let me sleep, next to the mirror
I know you don't like mirrors
When they reflect on you

For every word that you write
They won't mean much as barricades (they hold me down)

I'm sure that you'll be fine
Ten more years of this
It will nearly be time
I'm sure that you'll be fine
It can't take ten more years

You woke up first this morning
You told me that you had a bad dream
Like one never before
What was in it?
My reflection showed that I'm far too critical

Let me sleep next to the mirror
Don't tell me that you don't like mirrors
Don't tell me that you don't like
Looking right through your own reflection.

For every word that I write
They won't mean much as barricades (they hold me down)

I'm sure that you'll be fine
Ten more years of this
It will nearly be time
I'm sure that you'll be fine
But it can't take ten more years.


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"Let Me Sleep (Next to the Mirror)" as written by Colin Newton Bob Fairfoull

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    General CommentIn my eyes this song is about someones partner not having much self confidence in themselves, and thinking that they're a bad person, and the person singing the song is willing to stick by them because they want to help them through it :) xxxxxxxxxxxx
    Lorna450on June 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentpretty :) thats all i can say x
    rahtwinkleon March 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is wonderful, and that's it.
    fabioon April 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYea this song is about self-confidence. I think this song is being sung to someone that is really insecure and doesn't beleive in themself. He is trying to reassure them, saying that in time it will get better and they will be OK. He is trying to teach someone to be themself-you have to learn to look in the mirror even though you don't like it, because if you "look rite thru your own reflection" you can see where you have to change and it can help you become the person that you want-"my reflection showed me that I'm far too critical". This person is ruining the relationship through not beleiving in themself, but he is saying that he is willing to sleep next to the mirror for them and eventually they will gain confidence. This is such a pretty song I wish someone wrote this for me, that would give me confidence!! They hold me down.
    electricveilon April 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think this is perfect for me. i love it.
    soundgoroundon July 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIts a fantastic song. Wait, the whole album is pretty damn fantastic!
    butterflykiss84on April 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree that its being sung to someone really insecure, but i also think that the person singing is losing paitence and is getting quite irritated. "how would i know what you said?", "barricades" and "but it can't take ten more years"
    thereaperwomanon February 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs ever! i agree with everyone that said it's about someone with low self-esteem.. i dunno if it's like his girlfriend or if he's singing about himself? or maybe just in general about people who hate themselves.... a statement about the fashion industry! ok, watever, i'm rambling. but i just want to say, you know how in the chorus there's the guitar and stuff and singing AND THEN you can hear someone picking out a few notes on the piano? it's so simple, but it took me a year of listening to the song constantly to even hear it! i find it so amazing now, like there was something hidden the whole time that i finally discovered. or maybe i just don't pay enough attention...
    esoteric_rubbishon September 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song has something to do with feeling trapped in a relationship. That's it =)

    They'll finally be playing this one live on tour next month, can't wait!!!!
    self_healeron September 24, 2007   Link

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