Sleep

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"Sleep"
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The Invisible Man cover
Song by Mark Eitzel from the album The Invisible Man
Released 2001
Format CD
Length 5:17
Label Matador Records
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Mark Eitzel
The Invisible Man track listing
  1. "The Boy With The Hammer In The Paper Bag"
  2. "Can You See?"
  3. "Christian Science Reading Room"
  4. "Sleep"
  5. "To The Sea"
  6. "Shine"
  7. "Steve I Always Knew"
  8. "Bitterness"
  9. "Anything"
  10. "Without You"
  11. "The Global Sweep Of Human History"
  12. "Seeing Eye Dog"
  13. "Proclaim Your Joy"

"Sleep" is the 4th song on Mark Eitzel's 7th album, 2001's The Invisible Man.

Lyrics

Now I love all the seven deadly sins
I love to watch them smile on the celebrity smile show
You know that's the show where everybody wins
a fabulous tour of the hell they already know
and some people know how to trap the light
like a bird in flight traps the sun
Some keep their lump of coal safely out of sight
thinking that one day it'll turn into a diamond

If I had a song that could dissolve you like sleep -
a pedal steel guitar simple and clean -
if I had a song that could dissolve you like sleep
maybe you'd hear it all through your dream

Now altar boys look good in lace
but they're not known for their guts or their good nature
Goodness is not some pretty picture you paint
It's shaking your fist into the face of danger

If I had a song that could dissolve you like sleep -
sleep is the only gift that they give you -
If I had a song that could dissolve you like sleep
maybe you'll have a dream you want to come true

Some saviors weep and weep
and they think their tears are gonna sew the world together
Some saviors live in trouble deep
and die knowing nothing more than failure

If I had a song that could dissolve you like sleep -
maybe it could save you
if I had a song that could dissolve you like sleep
maybe it would save you

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