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My only goal is to see
When I'm only fast asleep
It takes more than strength to find
This piece of mind

So I'll hold, hold, hold, hold it close
To my heart beating with every step
Hold, hold, hold it close

He sleeps alone,
He needs no army where he's headed cause he knows
That they're just ghosts
And they can't hurt him if he can see them
And I may go
To places I have never been to just to find
The deepest desires in my mind

We,
We only know, what we see
Cause we're always fast asleep
Cause it's so hard not to believe
That we'll never know

Oh hold, hold, hold, hold me close
I've never been this far from home
Hold, hold, hold me close

He sleeps alone,
He needs no army where he's headed cause he knows
That they're just ghosts
And they can't hurt him if he can see them
And I may go
To places I have never been to just to find
The deepest desires in my mind

It's in my head
And I have said
That I must be like him
He sleeps alone,
He sleeps alone
And one last chance
To make sense
Of what has long escaped us
He sleeps alone,
I sleep alone

He sleeps alone,
He needs no army where he's headed cause he knows
That they're just ghosts
And they can't hurt him if he can see them

And I don't know
If in the morning I will be here and if so
Let it be known
That I was worthy
I was worthy
I was worthy
I was



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    UnregisteredOct 6, 2013 at 12:09 pm
    A lot of people are close, but Alex (the writer of the song) has said that this song is simply written about strange dreams that he'd been having.

    Once the band had finished touring from their first album, they moved into a house together to begin writing on their second album. Alex was so used to moving time zones and having an irregular sleeping pattern that he wasn't actually able to comfortably sleep on his own in the same time zone for more than a week. So, apparently, he started keeping dream journals, and one night, he 'smoked a lot of pot' and had the strangest dreams he'd ever experienced, so he wrote a song about it. Hope this helped. :)
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    UnregisteredAug 31, 2012 at 9:41 pm
    Be true to yourself, and hold. Hold to everything that is most certain to you. Don't every lose sight of who you really are and what you stand for. Nothing can ever change that. You are just as important as anyone else in this world. You are worthy.
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    UnregisteredAug 31, 2012 at 4:01 am
    I believe this song is all about self discovery and going within yourself to discover what you true desires are. He is discovering his purpose, so many people walk around with their eyes closed and go through the motions, the narrator and the subject are both on their journeys, possibly at different stages to understand themselves. The subject is further along in his journey and may have made sacrifices, such as companionship (sleeping alone) and the narrator realises that he is headed down the same road. Or alternatively he is saying that the journey within ourselves is a journey that we have to take on our own.
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    UnregisteredAug 29, 2012 at 8:33 pm
    We only believe what we see, we need to believe in other things to be happy, and not alone. The man in this doesn't believe and he is going to be alone forever until he believes in something else. Also that we all have to potential to believe
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    UnregisteredAug 14, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    I think that the lyrical i in this song wants fill in the footsteps of his/her father who'd already died.
    He/she has a dream/goal the father couldn't reach, therefore, they want to reach it before he/she dies, too ('i was worthy').

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