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As I finally meet my end
I won't be scared, I won't defend
The things I've done
I don't need him like you do
I don't fear him like you do

As the world revolves the sun
I hope the light that I become can
Sleep for once
I will leave it like you do
I won't lead it like you do
I won't leave it like they do
I don't need him like they do

I just want to sleep forever
Never see tomorrow
Or lead or follow
I don't want to work forever
Know what I know
Or beg or borrow

Just like our mothers
Who gave us our homes
We'll be just like our fathers
And go out on their own
'Cause we are the colors
Of all that you see
We'll be just like our brothers
And take to the streets
Take to the streets

I just want to sleep forever
Never see tomorrow
Lead or follow

As my world it hides behind
The words only your wars define
They read a lot like news
But I fear it more than you
I fear it more than you

I just want to sleep forever
Never see tomorrow
Or lead or follow
I don't want to work forever
Know what I know
Or beg or borrow

Just like old lovers
Who never leave home
We'll forget the city
And forget the roads
'Cause we are all rebels
Never do what we're told
We may not grow money
But man we grow old
Man we grow old

I just want to sleep forever
Never see tomorrow
Or lead or follow
I don't want to work forever
Know what I know
Or beg or borrow

Just like our mothers
Who gave us our homes
We'll be just like our fathers
And go out on our own
'Cause we are the colors
In all that you see
We'll be just like our brothers
And take to the streets

'Cause we are all children
Yeah, we are all man
It may not be much
But we do what we can
Don't need no preacher
To make us believe
That everything's perfectly
Fucked up like me



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    UnregisteredJun 26, 2012 at 9:18 pm
    The writer thinks that just because he wants to 'sleep forever' after he dies w/o facing god on judgement day, that is what he will get to do. A preacher doesn't have to tell him he is messed up, he already knows he is. We all are. But hallelujah, god loves us just as we are. Only he can bring us the joy and everlasting life that this writer doesn't even know he is searching for...
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    UnregisteredJul 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm
    I think that the song talks about the freedom. The writer wants to be free specially from the society and its religion. He wants to sleep forever
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    UnregisteredJun 16, 2012 at 9:52 pm
    I think the song means that as life goes by, youn start to realize that things you fear and dread melt away like nothing and you worried for nothing.
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    UnregisteredJun 15, 2012 at 9:34 am
    I believe that this song is about the acceptance of death. That you are not scared of the after-life, and maybe saying that the singer does not believe he needs god: 'i don't need him like you do. I don't fear him like you do' orrr it could be that he doesn't fear death.
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    UnregisteredMar 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm
    To me this means he doesn't need a god in his life. He doesn't need one to be a good person. He doesn't fear death and he doesn't need to apologize for anything he's done. He says that he doesn't need to live in fear any omnipotent being and that when he dies he will finally be at rest and sleep forever which seem to be what he wants

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