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Haven't you seen me sleepwalking,
'Cause I've been holding your hand
Haven't you noticed me drifting
Oh let me tell you I am

Tell me it's nothing
Try to convince me
That I'm not drowning
Ooh let me tell you I am

Please, please tell me you know
I've got to let you go
I can't help falling
Out of love with you, ooh

Why I am feeling so guilty
Why I am holding my breath
I'm worried 'bout everyone but me
And I just keep losing myself

Tell me it's nothing
And try to convince me
That I'm not drowning
Oh let me tell you I am

Please, please tell me you know
I've got to let you go
I can't help falling out of love
With you

Oh, won't you read my mind
Don't you let me lie here
And die here

Oh, please, please tell me you know
I've got to let you go
I can't help falling
Out of love with you

With you, oh
Haven't you noticed
I'm sleepwalking



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    UnregisteredJan 12, 2014 at 5:08 am
    This song is so beautiful, my heart feels the same way as hers. I broke of a toxic 5 year relationship trying to explain how all his actions made me feel as of I was drowing, he didn't seem to understand why, all I could do is beg him to see my side. It was the most painful thing have done in my life. I later found this song the same day, it made me feel As if my feelings have been shared by many. To those we have loved, to those who have loved us. These lyrics are amazing.
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    UnregisteredAug 22, 2012 at 5:45 pm
    I think that she loves him, but she isn't in love with him anymore and she doesn't want to continue the relationship because she isn't happy but you doesn't want to hurt him either...
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    UnregisteredJun 27, 2012 at 5:19 am
    For so long i have been searching for talented artists like the civil wars and here i am, listening to them everyday, going to their concerts, getting as much of them as i can. I really do hope they become real popular, they are genuine artists and deserve it 100%. I feel this song aiming towards a specific relationship downfall, where the couple doesn't know where to go from where they are. I know the feeling of feeling like you want to stay in a relationship, but know it's not good for you. All in all, this song is amazing! :)
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    UnregisteredSep 21, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    She isn't in love with him anymore.. But she doesn't want to break his heart.she wants him to notice that she's not happy
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    UnregisteredAug 9, 2012 at 8:06 pm
    She doesn't love him anymore, and even though she knows it's the right relationship to be in ("tell me it's nothing, try to convince me, that i'm not drowning") and she almost wants him to talk her into staying, she can't convince herself that she still lives him. She is sleepwalking because the relationship has become a force of habit and she can't find the energy or desire to put anymore into her relationship.

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