In between every "I love you"
I ask if you can hear me
But you're laughing with your eyes closed
And I'm hoping I at least fueled a happy dream

So I leave you there and I take to the streets
It's 3 AM and I can't sleep
It's been twenty years now and I don't know
What I'm doing, where I should go

Then I remember you're naked in my bed, too drunk to speak
And suddenly it feels so good to be twenty

In between all your "I'm sorry"s
I ask if you can see me
Your cross-eyes leading yourself to the bathroom
You slept through a party
Now I can see the party is in your dreams

I take off my jeans and crawl into the
The new sheets that you brought me
And the bed may be
Too small for me

But it wasn't when I was seven
Not with the sheets with the stars and the moonbeams
And with you so softly breathing I know
That you won't ever know

Squeeze you tight
Turn out the lights
And hope I dream about being in the stars with you

I'm still awake after a long birthday
Wonderin' who's gonna clean my apartment
And the bed may be
Too small for me

But it wasn't when I was seven
Not with the sheets with the stars and the moonbeams
And with you so softly dreaming I know
That you won't ever know
That the birthday you missed me blow out
Came true, I fell asleep next to you

Lyrics submitted by fabulousj

Sheets With Stars song meanings
Add Your Thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Comment

    i can't believe no one's commented on this song yet.

    this song is so great. i think it's the cutest song ever. he's freaked out about being young, and not knowing where he's going in life, but it doesn't matter because he's got girl, man.

    and the second to last line is "that the birthday wish you missed me blow out"

    mtdewjunkieon June 30, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

More Featured Meanings

Album art
Bee Gees
@[Diderik:33655] "Your a holiday!" Was a popular term used in the 50s/60s to compliment someone on their all around. For example, not only are they beautiful, but they are fun and kind too ... just an all around "holiday". I think your first comment is closer to being accurate. The singer/song writers state "Millions of eyes can see, yet why am i so blind!? When the someone else is me, its unkind its unkind". I believe hes referring to the girl toying with him and using him. He wants something deeper with her, thats why he allows himself to be as a puppet (even though for her fun and games) as long as it makes her happy. But he knows deep down that she doesnt really want to be serious with him and thats what makes him.
Album art
Gentle Hour
Yo La Tengo
This song was originally written by a guy called Peter Gutteridge. He was one of the founders of the "Dunedin Sound" a musical scene in the south of New Zealand in the early 80s. From there it was covered by "The Clean" one of the early bands of that scene (he had originally been a member of in it's early days, writing a couple of their best early songs). The Dunedin sound, and the Clean became popular on american college radio in the mid to late 80s. I guess Yo La Tengo heard that version. Great version of a great song,
Album art
Just A Little Lovin'
Dusty Springfield
I don't think it's necessarily about sex. It's about wanting to start the day with some love and affection. Maybe a warm cuddle. I'm not alone in interpreting it that way! For example: "'Just a Little Lovin’ is a timeless country song originally recorded by Eddy Arnold in 1954. The song, written by Eddie Miller and Jimmy Campbell, explores the delicate nuances of love and showcases Arnold’s emotive vocals. It delves into the universal theme of love and how even the smallest gesture of affection can have a profound impact on our lives."
Album art
Ed Sheeran
“Midnight” is a song about finding a love that is so true that it provides a calming feeling through every storm. Ed Sheeran reflects on his good fortunes in landing someone with such peace and support and speaks of not fearing the dark days because he knows they’ll all end in the safety nets of her arms. “Well, good morning there / What a way to start the day / With everything laid bare,” Ed Sheeran sings in the first verse, enthusiastic to be waking up beside his woman. He apologizes for missing her calls in the second verse and promises to return them because for him, speaking to her is the most important thing. “Well, I get lost inside my head / In this chaos, you’re my calm / And I will find my feet again / ‘Cause еven the worst days of my life will always еnd / At midnight in your arms,” sings Ed Sheeran in the chorus, revelling in his good luck.
Album art
Another Love
Tom Odell
I think the meaning is pretty clear. This person got really burned in a previous relationship, and because of this is unable to love and show care in his present one, even though he so badly wants to. It's lovely song, and very sad. You can really feel how defeated and frustrated he is with himself.