Make it a sweet, sweet goodbye - it could be for the last time and it's not right.
"Don't let yourself get in over your head," he said.
Alone and far from home we'll find you

Dead like a candle you burned out;
Spill the wax over the spaces left in place of angry words.
Scream to be heard, like you needed any more attention;
Throw the bottle, break the door, and disappear.

Sing me to sleep, I'll see you in my dreams, waiting to say, "I miss you. I'm so sorry."
Forever's never seemed so long as when you're not around it's like a piece of me is missing.
I could have learned so much from you but what's left now?
Don't you realize you brought this family a world of pain?
Can't you see there could have been a happy ending we let go?

Sing me to sleep, I'll see you in my dreams, waiting to say, "I miss you. I'm so sorry."

Sing me to sleep (You've taken so much with you)
I'll see you in my dreams, (But left the worst with me),
Waiting to say, "I miss you. I'm so sorry."

Lyrics submitted by Stupendous_Man

Lullabies Lyrics as written by Paddy Moloney Marco Frisina

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    Song MeaningThis song has always meant so much to me. I almost committed suicide after being bullied, but my sister walked in and saved my life. If anyone is feeling this way, take it from me, it WILL get better. Talk to someone. Talk to anyone. Talk to me, if you want.

    Anyway, I translated this song and came up with something somewhat different.

    "Alone and far from home we'll find you..." Not literally far away. Alone inside, depressed, not himself, not at home where he should feel loved and happy. They find him dead because all of these emotions were killing him inside, making him take his own life because not living was better than living with the pain.

    "Spill the wax over the spaces left in place of angry words." Alex and his brother had tension between each other, but rather than yelling and screaming they just didn't talk. The wax from the burn out candle (his brother & loss of life) represents the results of his loss, including pain and regret about the silence between them

    The second verse is pretty obvious. It never felt like Alex would have to wait forever to see his brother again, but now he has to. Alex's brother was with him through his childhood, and he will always be in his memories of the past but nothing else. He never gets to see him after that, so with that memory of someone so close to him, he feels empty. Whatever the tension was between the two was could have ended, but now it can't.

    Alex can't forget about his brother and thinks about him until he falls asleep, where he dreams about the happy ending that could have been there. He regrets not being able to apologize to his brother, and now he can only dream about it.

    His brother took a lot from many people, including happiness, but he left Alex with sorrow and regret. Because they were in a "fight" he feels he was left with the most pain from losing his brother.
    haleighanneon July 01, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti don't think anyone knows *exactly* what happened
    and those that do are probably close to alex
    and therefore i respect their beliefs of keeping it out of the public's reach
    veggiestyleon December 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song.
    terribly sad.
    i can completely relate because of something with my own family.
    i think this song is really well written.
    and it helps.
    i love alex
    xxxkatastropheon December 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSuch an amazing song.
    This song touched my heart
    I cry everytime I hear this song.
    I agree with katastrophe
    it helps.

    Sing me to sleep
    (You've taken so much with you...)
    I'll see you in my dreams
    (But left the worst with me...)
    Waiting to say, "I miss you. I'm so sorry."

    lipstick_lullabiesxon January 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy uncle killed himself when I was 12.
    It was something that hit me really hard because I was closer with him than my own father. I managed to push it out of my mind for a long time. Then ATL came about. This songs always brings me back to that place when I was twelve. When everything was wrong. No matter how far past it I think I am, this always takes me back to it.

    I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing.
    It's not good to forget.
    This song is beautiful.
    It perfectly combines the anger and sadness you feel when someone that close to you commits suicide.
    It makes my heart ache every time I hear it.
    It occasionally brings some tears, but sometimes you just need to cry to relive yourself.
    hannahmazingon October 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit's about alex's dead brother. It's a mixture of sadness and anger, and I think it's kind of beautiful. He's mad at his brother for leaving him behind, but beneath all that anger he's just really, really sad. I think it sounds like suicide, but what do I know?
    I can't imagine losing my brother, it would literally kill me. I hope I'll never be able to relate that much to this song.
    csnon August 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is amazing. When my brother killed himself in 2007, this song said everything I needed to say. I think everybody blames themselves when they lose someone and I know I blame myself for my brother's death, so when he says "I'll see you in my dreams, waiting to say, 'I miss you, I'm so sorry'" I feel that deep inside of me. I admire Alex for writing this and making a song that so many people can connect to.
    macigardneron January 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    The rumors are wrong folks. Alex's brother did not commit suicide.
    AtlForLifeon January 30, 2013   Link
  • +1
    The rumors are wrong folks. Alex's brother did not commit suicide.
    AtlForLifeon January 30, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhats it about!?!?
    Stupendous_Manon May 07, 2006   Link

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