"Sleepless" as written by Adrian Belew, William Scott Bruford, Robert Fripp and Anthony Charles Levin....
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 Psychedeliasmith

"Sleepless" as written by Anthony Charles Levin Adrian Belew

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    General CommentIt's very sad that no-one has commented on such a classic song. i suppose the meaning is clear enough - he has lost someone (seemingly in a war) and can't sleep because of the grief.

    But that solo...wow.
    Ad_Nauseamon July 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's sad that so few of Anathema's songs are commented on.
    brilliant song here.
    _omni_on February 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've not heard very much Anathema but I'm making an effort too as if i remember correctly they are supporting HIM on there uk tour. They are rather good.
    matt55on February 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo hell with Him.. They should be the one supporting Anathema!
    Ruton June 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree. HIM is only big because of Bam Margera. If they didn't have Bam pushing their coverage they'd be nowhere now. They're crap and they should be scared that a Anathema is going to factualise that if they support.
    erebusknighton July 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthave u seen Ville valo going on stage with Danny Cavanagh singing Inner Silence? the fucking bastard tottaly destroyed the song! well anw in my oppinion him suck ballz i liked them when i was like 12..beacause..emm i was just 12!
    [oM]NecroPolison June 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentidk what yall r saying about HIM but ill say Ville is fucking awesome. so shut up my god!
    Jenamyon June 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song, Anathema rules, Tho I'll prefer Metal Anathema above the nowadays anathema
    Lärs-dupeon September 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentis it just me or "But still they are so near" sound like "But still they are so dear"?
    juan carloon September 25, 2016   Link

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