"Stay Awake" as written by Scott Preston Alexander, John Robert Richards, Rodney Browning-cravens, George Edward Iii Pendergast, Marc Waterman and Jim B Wood....
Staring at the wall because you know it understands
And boy you wonder about everything that could have been
It's getting later all the time but you're still wide awake
And boy you wonder, if you'll ever sleep again

Hey, hey, gotta stay awake
Don't let it slip away
Don't think that they're not waiting
Hey, hey, gotta stay awake
As your mind is peeled away
But they still seem to find you anyway

Sift your hands through broken glass
Through your shattered crystal ball and boy you wonder
If you'll ever see again
'Cause every time you close your eyes
You know they're right behind you and you wonder
If you'll ever live again

Don't make a sound
'Cause they're living all around
With their shiny eyes and their shiny minds
And they're living everywhere
Watching every move I make
Gotta stay awake

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"Stay Awake" as written by John Robert Richards George Edward Iii Pendergast

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    General CommentI'm pretty sure they are saying "don't" instead of "donut". Anywho, this song's, my overly but maybe right, meaning is a man scared of something imaginary, and causing him insonia. What he is pretending to feel or see maybe aliens, but it might be anything if you ask me. A guy with a foil hat? If you have any info or input, I'd really like to hear it because this song has me......it's keeping me awake.....
    Poboon June 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYerp, you got it. Paranoid guy can't sleep, I have no idea why either. Aliens would be my guess too, J.R. talks about space and aliens a lot it seems like. But the lack of sleep is making the dude delusional. He IS seeing donut people, apparantly. :P Sorry, couldn't resist, best typo ever.
    Revidescent_84on June 26, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationseems to be a song that's both very simple and very enigmatic. It seems clear that it's about a paranoia of some sort, but it's hard to imagine what the hell has 'shiny eyes ... shiny minds
    ... living everywhere... Watching every move [you] make'. Maybe nothing does; maybe that's the idea.
    GotMeNowon April 07, 2009   Link

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