The sky grows bigger everyday
And the other week I hopped on the train
Cuttting through state lines to come to you
To come to you as the crow flies
On there is there offing everything was melon and orange

Did you know my sweet, yeah
That I once took the liberty of
Watching you in your sleep

And I just want you to know
That every pool of water reminds me of you
Is that all right?
I hope you think it’s cool, yeah
Sometimes a train can’t go fast as I want it to

Did you know my sweet, yeah
That I once took the liberty of
Watching you in your sleep
I rolled over and over
Trying to touch your knees
Underneath the sheets
Trying to touch your knees

Everything seemed a little easier
When we weren’t one hundred miles apart
The person across from me
Sitting in her train seat
Reminded me of you

And I looked out past her cheeks
Through the glass-light conduit
The sun had sunk
Disappeared into New Jersey
Oh, why don’t they have phones on these things?

What can I do
I’m stuck thinking about you

Did you know my sweet, yeah
That I once took the liberty of
Watching you in your sleep
I rolled over and over
Trying to touch your knees
Underneath the sheets
Trying to touch your knees


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    General CommentEven of all the new good stuff, this is still my favorite Saves the Day song. I dont' know why, reading over the lyrics to make sure I had everything right, they aren't really beautiful or inspiring, but listen to the song- there is something about it.
    Awkward Smileon January 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmy fav is the ending oh why dont they have phones on these things
    .paradox.on February 01, 2002   Link
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    General Comment*did you know my sweet that i once took the liberty of watching you in your sleep*

    i think this is one of the sweetest lyrics in the world.
    XcrossmyemoheartXon February 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much because the last great memory of this girl i like is of her falling a sleep on me and just watching her sleep for hours, it was awesome....but yea distance sucks!
    emopunkfanon April 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti dunnno thaT sleep thing is romantic, but maybe a little creepy... hah but i just love this song, the whole notion of him wanting to go faster "sometimes a train can't go as fast as i want it too" thats just awesome.
    Action and Actionon April 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about how when you're away from someone you love and all you can do is remember everything you guys shared and how every little thing reminds you of that person. I can relate.
    emo_SavestheDayon April 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is my all-time favorite saves the day song. Can you imagine watching the one you love in their sleep? If you can, then this song should make the most sense of any song ever written. Every little thing remind you of somebody, gotta love this one too.
    SaveDayzedon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so sweet. I don't know about you Action man but crap, i love that watching you in your sleep line. It is really touching. I like the harmonization in this song. Is that just chris dubbing over his voice or is it actually somone else? Cuz they/he sounds awesome.
    holysweeton April 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is the best song on the best album of all time
    tjigga3214on May 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTo me.... the coolest thing about having a person fall asleep in your arms or next to you ... its that you trust that person that much to have them there as you sleep..... maybe that is just me..........

    Anyways this song is so amazing....... How distance away from the one you love can make you think so much about them it controls all your thoughts.
    AlphaEon May 08, 2002   Link

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