"Sleepless" as written by Sandy Chila and Sean Douglas....
And I often sigh
I often wonder why
I'm still here and I still cry

And I often cry
I often spill a tear
Over those not here
But still they are so near

Please ease my burden

And I still remember
A memory and I weep
In my broken sleep
The scars they cut so deep

Please ease my burden
Please ease my pain

Surely without war there would be no loss
Hence no mourning, no grief, no pain, no misery
No sleepless nights missing the dead ... Oh, no more
No more war

Lyrics submitted by screwi

"Sleepless" as written by William Scott Bruford Adrian Belew

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis is kind of an emotional song. Losing a loved one is always very painful and hard to get over. The thing is that you can never just forget somebody, especially when they died. You get reminded of the loss occasionally, which brings all the feelings that go with it back to the surface so you fall down, feeling small because there's nothing to do about it. There's no escape from death and that is very hard to live with until your time has come . -RIP-
    AngelOfDarknesson September 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song... its a coversong- the original is by Anathema. i went to an Anathema gig awhile back and they played it live and it was great... i actually like Cradle Of Filth's version better though. xox
    witchheartson March 23, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe best cradle song yet. even tho it is a cover, i should say best song that cof can ever cover.
    Dying_In_Vainon February 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah its alright this song, most ppl would say the album is shite except "from the cradle...", but i disagree, its not the best but i think both the covers on the album are better than the originals, infact ive listened to all CoF's covers i think, and to be honest i think they do a good job of them, "Black Metal" is a top cover.
    phatpaton October 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song it sort of brings out dani's emotional side
    Kick azzon April 01, 2007   Link
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    General Comment'Surely without war there would be no loss' <-- obviously the song is an anti-war song pondering the existence of wars when they only cause pain
    SergeF2007on July 01, 2009   Link

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