Fill these spaces up with days
In my room you can go you can stay
I can't sleep I can't speak to you
Now these years locked in my drawer
I'll open to see just to be sure
I can't sleep I can't speak to you
And so I'm reaching out for the one

And so I've learned the meaning of the sun
And all this like a message comes
To shift my point of view
I'm watching through my own light
As it tints the shade of you
Hold my wine hold it in
Nobody's lost but nobody wins


Lyrics submitted by OliverAstro

"Sleep" as written by Michael Edward Braden Glenn Forrester Taylor

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    General Comment"Now these years locked in my drawer
    I'll open to see, just to be sure."

    These lines hit close to home. My boyfriend of 4 years and I broke up about a year ago, and now it almost feels as if I have to remind myself that we were even ever together ..it seems like that was a completely different world or something. It's actually rather sad ..realizing that the difficult part isn't getting over him anymore ..it's trying to remember how it was to be with him.
    livelovemusicccon August 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlivelovemusiccc, I am right there with you with "it's trying to remember how it was to be with him." It's funny spending all that time with someone, you'd figure you'd remember, but once they're gone, it's almost like nothing existed to begin with. This song definitely hits WAY close to home, as I'm sure most music does. Also, I am in love with Maria's music. I've never heard a song from her that didn't fail with me.
    ohmylaurenon December 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think its about someone who disappointed her and all the good times back then only make it harder because of the 'what could've been'.
    Candeeta4uon August 04, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe the singer has lost someone very close to her through a death and feels depressed about it."I can't sleep I can't speak to you" she literally can't speak to this person. It may have been a significant other who left untimely. When someone passes it can seem like time since their departure is distorted." Now these years locked in my drawer. I'll open to see just to be sure." It can seem like you lost them yesterday though years have passed. She wants time to pass faster just to ease the pain."Fill these spaces up with days" She questions the meaning of life "reaching out for the one" Through her grieving the women seems to realize her sorrow is in a way overlooking the fact that the persons life was meaningful and should be celebrated. "And all this like a message comes. To shift my point of view. I'm watching through my own light. As it tints the shade of you"
    emptytheglasson August 13, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst azure ray song i heard. it made me want more. so good.
    Charlion October 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentahhh jared
    oh.pinknesson April 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentare you guys kidding me? This song is amazing.
    AbstractConcept3on February 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI remember that the first song I heard by them was "Displaced", and it made me not like them too much . . . so, after awhile, a friend suggested I listen to "Sleep" and I did.

    I've totally loved Azure Ray ever since. Even if I still don't like "Displaced" too much.

    This song, as well as its beauty and all of that, is so pure in its . . . sadness. Another cry-worthy song, I think. Great to listen to if you want to feel that bitter sort of relief. I love it.
    diskobox_on June 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, lol I listen to it when I can't sleep. like right now.
    rmjoh992on July 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is totally in "the devil wears prada"
    kickass.
    shelovesbonoon July 18, 2006   Link

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