Haven’t seemed haven’t seen happy it’s gonna come to me
When it does
I don’t know where I’ll keep it at all
In my room where I sleep to keep away bad dreams
In my heart, I don’t know
Loneliness takes up all that space

So when I’m feeling low I’ll take out my check book and buy a new car
Oh that sweet distraction, that comfortable discontent, I’m in love

Andrea's in the room kicking her shoes off
Sing along, singing along
Shaking our blues off we sing
I’ve come up with a plan so brilliant
Like Times Square, mid-day
Thoughts are directed in every way

And so I’ll keep my eyes on the billboard ads displayed
Kill my heart, no fix it up
Oh those sweet distractions, inviting discontent, I’m in love

Lyrics submitted by benerfritted

Daysleeper song meanings
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    General CommentI agree with ambero444.
    I don't think it has anything to do with a relationship.
    rather, it sounds like he's incredibly lonely, hence incredibly unhappy.
    he seems to cope with this by trying to fill his empty heart with material objects and convincing himself that he's found 'love' in them.
    as for "andrea", misery loves company.
    it's like, they're both in the same boat, so they keep each other company, maybe have loveless relations.
    xraynefaceon April 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about being in love and they dont feel the same way back so you need "those sweet distractions" to keep your mind off whoever you love.
    carlyyon April 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI disagree in that I don't think it's necessarily about unrequited love. I think "those sweet distractions" could be distracting him from all sorts of things that life can throw at you. I think he also knows that even though those things can distract him for a while, his underlining problems will still be there.
    newchangeofpaceon August 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHe's in a lonely, depressing relationship.
    Neither of them seem to be happy.
    Andrea is in the room kicking her shoes off and singing. And the both sing.
    " Shaking our blues off we sing. "

    Instead of getting to their problems, he invites the sweet distractions to avoid them.

    He also says that he's come up with a brilliant plan.
    Then he starts talking about keeping his eyes on the billboard ads.
    Maybe he means, that they should take a break, he should go on the road for a while.

    Kill my heart, No- fix it up could mean that he either wants to fix their relationship, or break up and try to get over the pain.
    stuckatseaon December 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this has anything to do with a relationship. The way I see it is some what similar to newchangeof pace, it's about dealing with life and using material objects to fill the void of loneliness . And Andrea doesn't have to be his girlfriend, she could easily just be a friend of his.
    ambero444on January 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti hate to be the out-of-the-loop guy, but when/on what was this song released? i've never heard of it.
    1021on September 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know what the girl is saying in the middle of the song? All I can hear is "in the month of july"
    samiammon January 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like a vampire. Its called Daysleeper. Duh.
    aeharton July 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOk. I think I should elaborate. pretty much any novel about vampires I have read (and I have read a lot) the vampire is usually lonely, rich, and they get obsessed (for lack of a better term) with human things like cars and experiences (times square).
    aeharton August 15, 2009   Link

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