Close your eyes
Or you'll have a lot of tears to cry
So hey now if you're wise
You won't open up your eyes
Close your ears
Cause you don't really want to hear
The things that give you tears
So don't open up your ears
And if you sleep
Well, you better not go too deep
Cause bad things they will seep
Right down into your sleep
And if you wake
Well, you're gonna have a nervous break
So sleep now for goodness' sake
Sleep for goodness' sake
I need peace
I get so down
I've got peace
Turned up so loud
Turned up so loud

Lyrics submitted by dragonflower44

I Need Peace Lyrics as written by Charles Thompson

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Comment
    Uh....yes he does say 'I got these'. Brilliant song, just brilliant.Really cooks.
    frankbooth7on October 25, 2008   Link
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    General Comment
    well, he doesn't say "i've gove these," he says "i've got peace." i think he takes a sarcastic tone as he talks to himself. he's saying whether he chooses to sleep (attempting to forget), or stay awake to experience life, he'll be in pain. so instead he composes and listens to music to get away the only way he knows how.
    pixieinpanoplyon July 10, 2007   Link
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    General Comment
    I think this song is about dealing with anxiety and/or depression. You go to sleep to avoid dealing with problems of the day and avoid confronting issues by turning off your eyes/ears/mind. Even when you sleep though, it is not restful and you wake up feeling worse than before. It's a bad cycle that could ultimately end in a breakdown. He deals by turning up "these", his instruments and band, up to 11 and keeps the anxiety at bay by playing his music.
    mickopon March 05, 2014   Link

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