"No Sleep" as written by and Sam Lewis Roberts....
No sleep
I haven't slept for a week
And I'm cold
Yeah I'm so cold
She's right
I should do something with my life
But I'm old, I'm old I'm getting old

Those eyes
She said they don't recognize me
Those lips
They're never calling my name

It feels so heavy
It feels so heavy, heavy
I'm waiting for a Saturday
I'm waiting for a Saturday
And I'm too young to be old

Une fille jolie
Passait tout près de moi
Elle arrêtait le temps
Au coin de Sainte-Catherine et Saint-Laurent

It feels so heavy
It feels so heavy, heavy
I'm waiting for a Saturday
I'm waiting for a Saturday
And I'm too young to be old

Elle me regardait
Et elle souriait
Elle m'a fait penser à rien en ce moment
Mais comme le vent elle s'en allait
Et moi j'suis réveillé
Ouais moi j'suis reveillé

It feels so heavy
It feels so heavy, heavy
I'm waiting for a Saturday
I'm waiting for a Saturday
And I'm too young to be old

It feels so heavy
It feels so heavy, heavy
I'm waiting for a Saturday
I'm waiting for a Saturday
And I'm too young to be old

It feels so heavy
It feels so heavy, heavy
I'm waiting for a Saturday
I'm waiting for a Saturday
And I'm too young to be old


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"No Sleep" as written by Sam Lewis Roberts

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  • +1
    General CommentFor anyone wondering, here's a translation of the French lyrics.

    A pretty girl
    Walks close to me
    She stops time
    On the corner of St. Catherine and St. Laurent

    She looks at me
    And she smiles
    She makes my mind blank
    But like the wind she goes
    And I wake up
    Yes I wake up
    snifit7on April 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSt. Catherine and St. Laurent are intersecting streets, in Montreal. This intersection is particularly infamous for it's prostitutes. I belive that this song is about a man who just couldn't pick a girl and settle down.

    Second stanza is about the hooker (that he's been to, or that's an ex of his): she doesn't recognize me, and she just calls out for people
    the more i think about this, the harder time i have figuring out what it really means...
    the hooker being an ex could be a sort of foreshadowing on how bleak his future will be if he continues like this

    Saturday is THE party night by excellence

    Minor translation corrections: (as part of it is actually sung in the past perfect)
    A pretty girl
    Passed me ever so close
    She stopped time
    At the corner of St. Catherine and St. Laurent

    She looked at me
    and she smiled
    She made me think of nothing at that moment
    But like the wind, she left
    And I'm awake
    Yea I'm awake
    ultimatejerkon June 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song with the most beautiful melody on We Were Born In A Flame. Not too many people posting on Sam Roberts. I'm from Canada, and he's quite popular here... a very mainstream artist. To my understanding he's not very popular in American yet though. Well, he's definitely not ashamed of his Canadian roots in his music... I think he represents Canada very well, especially rural and small town Canada. Anyway, it's a great album and he's great in concert.
    SimpleKindOfBoyon November 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love how he added French into the song, he definitely represents Montreal well (yes! those are actual streets in my city!) :) It kind of contributes to his image, or what he represents, the fact that not many people know him in the States. I'm proud to be from his same hometown.. :D Seen him live twice, and i gotta say - he can't rock harder than he does already. Sam Roberts band is awesome.
    chennerzon January 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSam Roberts is great live, what an excellent song.
    Marauderon August 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmm he has such a sexy voice.
    fireplaceon October 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmm he has such a sexy voice.
    fireplaceon October 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought the last two lines were
    "and I wake up
    Yes, I wake up"
    But I could be wrong.
    Possibly Saneon September 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationA hangdog, fizzled out but cooled down song--I get something like the blues from the English stanzas. As for the French, I can see it being about an overly-romanticized encounter, one with a woman of the night--except it was all a dream. 'Et moi, je me reveillais.' Walter Mitty comes to mind.

    Bravo, Mr. Roberts, for making such a spectacular bilingual song!
    Tsuppion May 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReally great song, but a few corrections:

    Une fille jolie,
    passait tout près de moi,
    elle arrêtait le temps,
    Au coin de Sainte-Catherine et Saint-Laurent
    (Chorus)
    Elle me regardait,
    elle souriait,
    elle m'a fait penser à rien en ce moment,
    Et comme le vent, elle s'en allait,
    et moi je suis réveillé,
    ouais moi je suis réveillé
    kitakillerzon May 27, 2012   Link

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