Slip and stumble at my first offenses
It's not treason, it's no lie
You talk in paragraphs
I write my sentence
It's not treason, it's no lie

It seemed a place for us to dream [Repeat: x2]

Crush and crumble under your defenses
It's not treason, it's no lie
You frame the photograph
I sit on fences
Change of season, love can die

It seemed a place for us to dream [Repeat: x4]

If we tear out the tumor
It's later, never sooner
If we tear out the tumor
It's later, never sooner

It seemed a place for us to dream [Repeat: x2]

You'd better keep it in check
Or you'll end up a wreck
And you'll never wake up
You'd better keep it in check
Or you'll end up a wreck
And you'll never wake up
Wake up x3

It seemed a place for us to dream [Repeat: x2]

You'd better keep it in check
Or you'll end up a wreck
And you'll never wake up [Repeat: x4]
Wake up


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Narcoleptic Lyrics as written by Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko

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    My InterpretationNarcoleptic is a very strong song because it builds up momentum.

    It shows how the protagonist tries to make his partner see that their relationship has failed.

    And we progress through different stages with him.

    In the first verse, there's the first argument between the lovers 'my first offenses' which throws the partner off balance and who tries to justify 'talk in paragraphs' while the protagonist has already made up his mind "I write my sentence'.

    In the second verse, the partner is still fighting against the shocking truth the protagonist tells them 'defenses'.

    While they hold on to what once was 'frame the photograph', the protagonist is ready to leave 'I sit on fences'.

    The turning point moment is the confession 'Change of season, love can die'.

    They had a wonderful time together but it was just a dream and now they have to wake up and accept reality. They can't stay in that dream any longer or they will never get out of a life in which they are not meant for each other. The 'tumor' refers to the illness that has befallen their relationship, and as the saying goes: Better a miserable end than endless misery.
    StoriesinSongs.comon January 16, 2020   Link

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