"Tonight, We Sleep" as written by and Doiron....
I wanta to be a good mother
But I don't know if I am
I wanta be like no other
Kind of mother, if I can

It took you nine months just to get here
It's taken nine more months for me
To figure out just how to get you through
The things you have to do

There will be more
I know I will
I will

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"Tonight, We Sleep" as written by Julie Doiron


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    My InterpretationI love the mood and imagery of this song. To me, it is about that sad point in a relationship when you feel (and fear) that something is not right. You want to talk to your significant other about it; you go through in in your mind, you feel a sense of urgency, you want them to give you some sort of comfort. You wake them from their sleep (perhaps a metaphor for pulling them away from their peace or distance), but by that time all the stuff you've been going through in your head goes away. You aren't sure if your weird feelings are valid, so you are apologetic and blame it on being tired, when really there is something brewing inside of you.

    I had a girlfriend who would literally wake me up from my sleep because she'd get really insecure. She'd have the wildest fears, and she would drive herself crazy with obsessing over our relationship and how it's going. It would get to a point where she'd have to talk to me, usually out of desperation. But when she would, I wouldn't really understand the full capacity of what she was going through in her head, so I'd just give my love and talk through it a bit. She'd feel embarrassed and apologize, saying she's just stressed or tired. But there was something real behind those feelings, I think. We are no longer together, so, yeah.

    In short, I think the meaning can go beyond this literal level of sleep and speak to the desperation we might feel to connect with someone and the subsequent embarrassment that follows after we try and realize it's not what we were looking for.
    anbanon June 15, 2014   Link

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