"Don't Close Your Eyes" as written by Donald Kevin Purnell, Robert Sidney Jr. Halligan and John Palumbo....
What's you're doing out in the night time
Won't you call me on the phone
Your mama can't solve your problem
When's daddy ever get home

So you think you're a little bit wild
In the middle of the suicide

Don't close your eyes
Don't close your eyes
Don't sing your last lullaby

No one there to hold you
No one is your friend
You live life up and down now
Nightmares on your brain

Another lonely way of hanging round
Don't you take it falling down no no

Hold on hold on tight
I'll make everything all right
Wake up don't go asleep
I'll pray the lord
Your soul to keep

Don't close your eyes
Don't close your eyes
Don't sing your last lullaby

Don't close your eyes
Don't close your eyes
Don't sing your last lullaby

Lyrics submitted by stacibug, edited by joceton

"Don't Close Your Eyes" as written by John Palumbo Donald Kevin Purnell

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    Song MeaningThis songs is an anti-suicide song.
    Crossbusteron July 26, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI was criminally confined by a psycho in 1999 for about 7 months, who tried to kill me but I got away. He played this song for me several times. True story!
    tpavichon March 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentokay this song might not be new at all but it rocks. i havent heard it in years cause i couldnt think of who song it but this song is one of many others that i love!
    brini_sueon May 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe video is pretty darn good too!
    Boonechic_21on March 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song, definatly needs more comments! a true classic, helps you through tough stuff!
    *JoSIe*on December 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpretty sure this song is about a girl who attempts suicide and calls the guy while she's dying. pretty depressing.
    jkdamacyon May 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I pray the Lord your soul to keep"...I don't belive she only ATTEMPTED suicide...
    Ravenshurston March 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"As I lay down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take"

    She is still alive, just in need of friendship and prayers that she can see that life is worth living
    landed09on February 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a guy trying to talk a girl out of killing herself. It should be depressing in theory, but it's actually a very powerful and uplifting song.
    Lesyeuxdeserpenton February 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationSo the main character definitely dies while on the phone with other main character right?
    Hold on - Hold on tight
    I'll make everything all right
    - Steve (or whoever the main character is) is getting ready to leave and help the girl on the phone out

    Wake up - Don't go to sleep
    - Doesn't hear anything back, tries to get a response (loud WAKE UP) pleads her not to go to sleep

    I pray the lord your soul to keep
    - Realizes she's gone he recites that old prayer

    Yay party music!
    DeanGuitarson April 27, 2014   Link

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