Do you eat, sleep, do you breathe me anymore?
Do you sleep, do you count sheep anymore?
Do you sleep anymore?
Do you take plight on my tongue like lead?
Do you fall gracefully into bed anymore?
I saw you as you walked across my room.
You looked out the window, you looked at the moon.
And you sat on the corner of my bed, and
you smoked with the ghost in the back of my head.
And I don't know, and I don't care
If I ever will see you again.
I don't know, and I don't care
If I ever will be there.
Do you eat, sleep, do you breathe me anymore?
Do you sleep, do you keep me anymore?
You kick my foot under the table,
I kick you back;
I can't say I'm able to
Stand for you or
Fall for you ever again.
Wish for a perfect setting?
Wishing that I am letting you
Take me where you want me
All over again?
You can't give yourself absolutely to someone else.
And I don't know, and I don't care
If I ever will see you again.
I don't know, and I don't care
If I ever will be there.
I saw you as you walked across my room.
You looked out the window, you looked at the moon.
And you sat on the corner of my bed, and
You smoked with the ghost in the back of my head.
Do you eat, sleep, do you breathe me anymore?
Do you sleep, do you count sheep anymore?
Do you sleep anymore?
I don't know, and I don't care
If I ever will be there.
Will be there?


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    Simply because she beat him to it by 17 years, Goyte should pay royalties to Lisa Loeb for plagiarizing a tale of falling out of love with someone and wondering if they’ll every cross paths again.

    Perhaps you could make an argument that ‘ Somebody I used to know’ is the musical sequel to this song, but the theme is pretty much the same!

    Batron June 09, 2012   Link
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    I think it's pretty straight forward, but I'll go over the parts that I used to wonder about.

    "Do you eat, sleep, do you breathe me anymore? Do you sleep, do you count sheep anymore? Do you sleep anymore?"

    She's asking/telling herself "do you even sleep anymore", she realizes she's got it bad, where it's affecting her sleep, eating, etc.

    "You looked out the window, you looked at the moon." She can't physically see through another's eyes, but she's implying that all she sees is him, also the moon is a universal symbol for love, lovers, romance, etc.

    "And you sat on the corner of my bed, and" Sitting on the corner of a bed, either he is leaving or he is getting into something

    "you smoked with the ghost in the back of my head." That something might've been her own self "healing"

    "And I don't know, and I don't care If I ever will see you again."

    I think she's saying that it's beyond his actual physical presence - whether they get back together or not, he's always looming.

    "I don't know, and I don't care If I ever will be there."

    For me "I don't know if I'm there" or "I don't know if so and so will ever be there" is like saying I might be losing touch with reality, OR she might be saying she doesn't know if she'll ever truly "not care" anymore.

    "You kick my foot under the table, I kick you back;"

    She's trying to "kick him like a bad habit" after being kicked off? Not sure of this one, but I'll think about it.

    "I can't say I'm able to Stand for you or Fall for you ever again."

    She's tired of going through the same thing, the same motions. There's a bit of resentment there, meaning they're not in eachother's corner. They must've had a big fight, something where someone's honor or dignity was in question because to say "ever" is so final, as if they did something unpardonable.

    "Wish for a perfect setting?" But in the back of her mind she still thinks of him fondly

    "Wishing that I am letting you Take me where you want me" And sometimes even lets her imagination run wild, again there's a strong physical attraction.

    "All over again? At some point reality sets in and she realizes she's been through this with him before and that it just wasn't worth it.

    "You can't give yourself absolutely to someone else." The consequences are that he'll penetrate every facet of your life, every facet.

    And I don't know, and I don't care If I ever will see you again. Here, there's more resoluteness on her part, as realizes it's not going anywhere.

    Then she repeats the chorus - about seeing him everywhere

    And ends with resoluteness to get over him.

    marbitaon August 14, 2018   Link

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