Do you eat, sleep, do you breathe me anymore?
Do you sleep, do you count sheep anymore?
Do you sleep anymore?
Do you take plight on my tongue like lead?
Do you fall gracefully into bed anymore?
I saw you as you walked across my room.
You looked out the window, you looked at the moon.
And you sat on the corner of my bed, and
you smoked with the ghost in the back of my head.
And I don't know, and I don't care
If I ever will see you again.
I don't know, and I don't care
If I ever will be there.
Do you eat, sleep, do you breathe me anymore?
Do you sleep, do you keep me anymore?
You kick my foot under the table,
I kick you back;
I can't say I'm able to
Stand for you or
Fall for you ever again.
Wish for a perfect setting?
Wishing that I am letting you
Take me where you want me
All over again?
You can't give yourself absolutely to someone else.
And I don't know, and I don't care
If I ever will see you again.
I don't know, and I don't care
If I ever will be there.
I saw you as you walked across my room.
You looked out the window, you looked at the moon.
And you sat on the corner of my bed, and
You smoked with the ghost in the back of my head.
Do you eat, sleep, do you breathe me anymore?
Do you sleep, do you count sheep anymore?
Do you sleep anymore?
I don't know, and I don't care
If I ever will be there.
Will be there?


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Do You Sleep? Lyrics as written by Lisa A. Loeb

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    General CommentShe never uses a single pronoun - how do we know she is reffering to a man.... hmmmm? She could be talking about a girl
    betterthanstaron April 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song... i think she's moving on, but still wondering in the back of her mind what he's thinking and doing.. how he's living his life without her.
    SoICanBeMyselfon August 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree... esp with the line about "and you smoked with the ghost in the back of my head" .. I thought that was her memory of him/their relationship... awesome song though :-)
    pheebgirlon August 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentQuote from Lisa Loeb:

    "There's this dual emotional thing. Half is when you're that involved with somebody -- you eat, sleep, and breathe the person: the other half is when the relationship is over -- on the one hand you're still longing for this person to want you the same way, but on the other hand you don't ever want to see them again. This song explores the full range of emotions you go through in and after a relationship."
    Onlineon June 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah I think this song is about a relationship ending and the other person wondering if they still think about them.
    KillMeFasteron December 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe quote from Lisa couldn't be any more correct. it's how i've always felt about it
    Jaddhaon April 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can relate to this song so much, Lisa Loeb manages to tune into the exact emotions you feel when a relationship that has been your life for a long time is over.
    bekstah123on August 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this was about loving a man with a cocaine problem. "Do you sleep? Do you eat?" Signs of a drug addict. She's realized there's no changing him because there's deeper issues there. She's given up on him.
    It could also be about just loving a jerk, and realizing he's a bad person, and it's time to move on.
    thehuntedon March 18, 2016   Link
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    General CommentDo you still have feelings for me? I don't care if you really do or don't (but I really do). I have mixed feelings. I don't like you. But I do love you (against my will). I wish I could let go and give myself to you, but I can't because you're a player. You're afraid to commit, so I'm just going to be cool to you or else I'm going to get hurt. One thing I won't do again is trust you or show my feelings. These feelings.
    Sunsetpupon July 18, 2020   Link

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