Friday, July 4, 2008

Sleep When I'm Dead lyrics...nearly

Sleep When I'm Dead (MSG/Fuse version)

Sleep when I'm dead, you angels
I'll sleep when I'm dead, I said
Sleep when I'm dead, you angels
I'll sleep when I'm dead, I said
Sleep when I'm dead, you angels
Well until then...

Told me I could run the world
If I kept it clean
Told me I could be the chosen one
If I took one for the team
And it's the only way to be
Never think it isn't fair
It's a green-eyed panic (pride?)
To the edge of nowhere

Give it to the chick
And see if it ticks
Give it to the (kid?)
See if it sticks
Give it to the wonderful, wonderful me
I'll let you know on my return just how it is
with all the other boys and girls

The whole fucking other world
The way they grew to (be?)
(The love they feel about me?)

Sleep when I'm dead, you angels
I'll sleep when I'm dead, I said
Sleep when I'm dead, you angels
I'll sleep when I'm dead, I said

Told me I could run the world
If I kept it quiet
They said I could be the man
If I took it out of sight
So in a monkey suit of (pins?)
Having fun with all your friends
How a casual (act can pull?)
All this world to pieces

Give it to the (bunny? bonnie?)
And see if she kicks
Give it to the (puppy?)
See if it sticks
Give it to the wonderful, wonderful me
I'll let you know when I return on how it is
with all the other boys and girls

The whole fucking other world
The way they feel inside
The why they never make it (by?)
The way they are inside
The why I never take the time
The way they are inside
The why I never act surprised
Yeah, just how it is

Sleep when I'm dead, you angels
I'll sleep when I'm dead, I said
Sleep when I'm dead, you angels
I'll sleep when I'm dead, I said
Sleep when I'm dead, you angels
I'll sleep when I'm dead, I said
Sleep when I'm dead, you angels
I'll sleep when I'm dead
Well until then...

I may as well be tired, I think
Before I lay me down to dream

Lyric deciphering based upon the MSG/Fuse version, which Robert assures us is "Just like the fucking record...nearly". : )

49 comments:

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  2. Thanks a lot Craig.

    You totally rock man !!!.

    Now we can sing it with a little more sense.

    I hope you and V could descipher BRDB.

    Tons of thanks in advance.

    :)

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  3. Haha I hope those are the correct lyrics; it's so wierd it's brilliant. I'll be doubly thrilled if it really is "bunny" =D

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  4. craig re; missing bits -yeah the whole fucking other world ,.. the way they feel for me ..yeah the love that you (bay???)about me

    you think?lol.to my ears



    monkey suits of pins?

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  5. oh and...
    how a casual act can pull all this world to pieces?

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  6. i dreamt about all this years ago..

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  7. Awesome!

    sometimes I hear
    give it to the puppy
    and see if it licks

    But who the heck knows! :)

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  8. love listening to this as I barge through the commuters on the way home

    a matter of time before I yell "I'LL SLEEP WHEN I'M DEAD I SAID" in someone's face

    that would rock

    but then I'd buy them an ice cream to say sorry of course

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  9. Thanks Craig! Now we can expect the official lyrics at the.com very soon since RS will feel compelled to correct you. :)

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  10. Did anybody else notice, that almost in every new song the word "dream" is included?

    ABINK: my wishes and dreams
    SWID: before I lay down to dream
    TPB: the rest is just a dream
    TOO: you're just like a dream
    FS: i can't believe it I must be dreaming

    and in UTS we have: for 13 billion years...

    So this Dream 13 thing seems to be much likely. ;)

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  11. a lot of monkeys in these songs too. i for one endorse this line of thought.

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  12. 13 Monkeys

    why haven't we thought of this before? perfect.

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  13. I'd like Dream Monkeys myself!!

    Chimps rules!

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  14. No 13 Monkeys please... sound too much like a Bruce Willis Movie, eh?

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  15. do you guys think maybe the cure have a song on the 'space chimps' soundtrack??? that would, like, totally make my day!

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  16. As long as there is monkey art signed by Porl on the cover of the new album, I'll be happy!!

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  17. ok, so i haven't heard the msg version, but here's my take on parts of swid.. there's an animal theme running through...

    v1 - give it to the chicken and see if it takes, give it to the kitten and see if she sits

    v2 - give it to the bunny and see if she kicks, give it to the puppy and see if it sits

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  18. Wow, the 13 monkeys theory...hmm.... now we know why Bruce Willis was at the MSG show!

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  19. Craig: Apparently you rule Chris! :P


    I don't think I could let you rule me, but I do love you none-the-less!

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  20. beachy said...
    "Thanks Craig! Now we can expect the official lyrics at the.com very soon since RS will feel compelled to correct you. :)"

    Ha! This is so true.. :D



    I was thinking about the title 'Dream 13' last night, I'm still not sure I like it? I know... But what about just '13'?

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  21. i keep sayin...'the thirteenth dream.' it's, pardon the pun, dreamier than 'dream 13,' sorta reminds me of a kate bush song.

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  22. how about
    "dreaming of 13 monkeys" or
    "thirteenth monkey dream"or
    "13 monkeys dream "or "hurry the fuck up "

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  23. MB - are you thinking of Army Dreaming - by Kate Bush?

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  24. elise, not any particular kb song. it just sounds like something she would name one of her song. tho, army dreamers is one of my fave by her.

    btw, in case anybody hasn't heard it, her latest one, aerial, is absolutely amazing.

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  25. I agree with MB - Aerial is great! Do yuurself a favour

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  26. deadboycraved said...

    "13 monkeys dream "or "hurry the fuck up "

    LOL. :P Patience Grasshopper!

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  27. Hi Anah - long time no speak

    Did you have a good 4th of July?

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  28. Elise: Yes it was wonderful, I slept like a baby. :D

    I have been working like a dog so I haven't been spending much time on COF...Stupid Real Life!

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  29. Anah - I have been much the same with work - crazy busy! I had to calculate my overtime for the last two weeks - 45 extra hours for the fortnight - sad really

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  30. Hmm, interesting lyrics. I think this might be one of Robert's atheism songs. Sounds like the lyrics are from the POV of a Jesus questioning god's plan as he gazes down on a messed-up world. Just one theory though. Thoughts?

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  31. Hm, furrever, interesting analysis. You may be right. I hadn't considered that before because I was too confused by "bunny."

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  32. I thought Robert was agnostic. It could be about Jesus though, where he says I'll let you know on my return=resurrection? And the talk of being the chosen one if he took one for the team. And the song was written around the time of Head on the Door, right? The Blood from that album had Christ in it, maybe he didn't want 2 songs about religion on the same album. Then again The Blood could have just been about wine and this song about something else.

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  33. And check out the "real" lyrics on the 30 second sample.
    "Told me I would live forever, if I kept it clean"
    I think furrever is on to something.

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  34. ben007: I think you're right about The Blood actually being about Robert's love of imbibing alcohol (a sort of prelude to Open). I was once told that "the blood" is British slang for wine. Any Brits on here that can confirm? You may be right about him being agnostic rather than atheist. I honestly can't remember which he's said he is.

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  35. Isnt The Blood about a drink from Portugal? Someone on these boards mentioned it.

    I Googled it, there are a few mixed drinks called "The Blood". One with Blood Oranges, Vodka, Rum...some with Wine.

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  36. abah..was from a wine called tears of christ but he chaGED IT A BIT .oops... never heard anyfuck call wine the blood in the uk ever sorry lol
    except the eucharisxt etc.. the wine being the blood and all that malarky

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  37. furrever.not abah or anah if ii find new fingers

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  38. deadboy: I guess we silly Americans believe everything we hear. :-) Next you're going to tell me that you guys really don't love afternoon tea and football.

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  39. Well wine as blood of Christ would make sense, Christ said this is my blood (the wine) and this is my body (the bread).

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  40. I wonder what it's actually about.

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