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There's a weakness at the window
Place my footprints in the dark room
There's lonely voices like a scarecrow
In the hallway like a lost ghost

In the bedroom I see a shadow
From the moon with light from a candle
On a bed frame lies a girl
Her reflection in the mirror

Ladada dadada dadada dadala dada
I like your eyes wide
Ladada dadada dadada dadala dada
I'm knocking at your backdoor

Ladada dadada dadada dadala dada
Nervous like a knife fight
Ladada dadada dadada dadala dada
Be careful what you ask for

I do this from time to time
Where I can never wake from a bad dream
I do this from time to time
Where I can never say the things I mean

I do this from time to time
Where I like to watch you as you sleep
I do this from time to time
Where I like to think of you with me

It's a dark night on the West Coast
Then a soft breeze as the sun rose
Then the phone rang like a gunshot
Like a siren on the beach rock

There's a message at the river
A certain package here to deliver
When the day breaks after nightfall
I will be there, you know I will

Ladada dadada dadada dadala dada
I like your eyes wide
Ladada dadada dadada dadala dada
I'm knocking at your backdoor

Ladada dadada dadada dadala dada
Nervous like a knife fight
Ladada dadada dadada dadala dada
Be careful what you ask for

I do this from time to time
Where I can never wake from a bad dream
I do this from time to time
Where I can never say the things I mean

I do this from time to time
Where I like to watch you as you sleep
I do this from time to time
Where I like to think of you with me

I can hear you breathe, I'm feeling the shake
And the sound of my heartbeat, can't let go
Do you know, I'm feeling the pain of my first love?
I let it go, can't let go

I do this from time to time
Where I can never wake from a bad dream
I do this from time to time
Where I can never say the things I mean

I do this from time to time
Where I like to watch you as you sleep
I do this from time to time
Where I wanna taste you as you breathe

I do this from time to time
Where I can never wake from a bad dream
I do this from time to time
Where I can never say the things I mean

I do this from time to time
Where I like to watch you as you sleep
I do this from time to time
Where I like to think of you with me



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    UnregisteredOct 1, 2013 at 1:32 am
    This song is clearly not about murder. It's clearly a song about love. Tom even says "I'm feeling the pain of my first love" which here is to be taken literally. He can't get over the fact that he still feels the way he always has, but she doesn't feel the same way he does. The watching her while she sleeps thing is not meant in a creepy way at all, just an expression of how much he loves her. He's nervous, and can't find a way to tell her what he means or how he feels. "Be careful what you ask for" is a warning to himself to be careful how deeply he gets into this sort of love/obsession with something he can't have. And a final side note, the line that says "like a siren on the beach rock" is obviously a reference to the sirens of mythology and their seductive powers, while they care nothing for those they lure in.
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    UnregisteredJan 8, 2012 at 12:02 am
    It's a song about a guy who is madly in love with this girl. Everything he sees or thinks of reminds him of her, and that causes a pain within him, which is a pain for the love he feels. He wants to tell her everything he feels about her, but he fills himself with negative thoughts and lacks the belief that she feels the same way, due to the mixed signals (sirens) she may be giving him. However he knows in his heart that he will continue to love her and he will always be there.
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    AVArocketSep 15, 2008 at 4:56 am
    Sirens is about a murder no dout. Its probably one of the morst emotionly powerfull tom delong has eva wrote. It the bridge you can just fell the sadness as hes holding her, poweresly noing he can't do anything to save her. But still he just trying to tell her and himself that it will be ok but he known it wont so he just holds her as she dyes.

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