When I Watch You Sleeping lyrics by Neil Young - original song full text. Official When I Watch You Sleeping lyrics, 2021 version | LyricsMode.com
Request & respond explanations
  • Don't understand the meaning of the song?
  • Highlight lyrics and request an explanation.
  • Click on highlighted lyrics to explain.
Neil Young – When I Watch You Sleeping lyrics
When I watch you sleeping
There is nothing that you hide
When I smell you breathing
There is a sweetness from inside

And when I feel you stern
And the day is about to brake
Outside wings are warring
And the skies are there to take

I wonder how I got so close to you
And see the chances that you take
Without thinking I am going there too
These are the promises you make
When your eyes are blinded by love
And the history of fate

When I hear you burn
Like a kitten and a lion
And I feel your softness
How you got in without trying

Then you role and tumble
With your dreams still holding on
And I hear that rumble
In the stomach of the dawn

Today I paint my masterpiece
Tonight I trace my tears
Thinking through my path to you
And where I stumble through the years

Today I paint my masterpiece
Tonight I trace my tears
Thinking through the road I took to you
And how I stumble through the years

That's when I knew I never had hold you down
Repeating all roads and fears

Now the crows are calling
And the blackbirds sing in my ear
You got one eye open
And I am smiling through my tears

But you will never see that
They are inside with my fears
In a place that's fading away
Taking on the years
×



Lyrics taken from /lyrics/n/neil_young/when_i_watch_you_sleeping.html

  • Email
  • Correct
Songwriters: NEIL YOUNG
When I Watch You Sleeping lyrics © Silver Fiddle

When I Watch You Sleeping meanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts about When I Watch You Sleeping

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
U
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!

Post meanings

U
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!

official video

Featured lyrics

0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z