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The Big Sleep

This song is by Toh Kay and appears on the album Streetlight Lullabies (2011).

This song is a cover of "The Big Sleep" by Streetlight Manifesto.
Why do you cry when you know how the story ends?
How can you laugh when you know that it hurts your friends?
We've all been there once but you never left
This is me coming back to get you out
To say goodbye, to make amends

I'm not leaving this place
Unless I'm leaving with you
You're the only person with a half decent heart here
And I know you'll put it to use

Until it's gone, gone, gone
Gone, gone, gone
Gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, yeah

And as you close your eyes for the big sleep
I hope you think of me, yeah

And if you go, I will be gone
And you'll be left alone to live your life, as you please
But someday you'll agree that I was always meant for you
You were always meant for me and you will see

That you're impossible
You're impossible
You're impossible
You're impossible, yeah

So me and Mr. Dylan on the ride home
We had a heart to heart about life
But neither him or me could decide for ourselves
If we wanted to outlive that night

Like two children on the playground of the unconfessed souls
Abandoned by our mothers and our lovers, and our foes
If only we were brave enough to live the lives we stole
What a wonderful world this could be!

And as you close your eyes for the big sleep
I hope you think of me, yeah

And if you go, I'll be gone
And you'll be left alone to live your life, as you please
But someday you'll agree that I was always meant for you
You were always meant for me and you will see

That you're impossible
You're impossible
You're impossible
You're impossible, yeah

So how many more examples till we break?
How many sacrifices must we make?
We've all been there once before
And it looks like we've returned once more
So is this the beginning or the end?

Last two soldiers on the battlefield
Survivors of the war
They aim at one another while their mothers beg the Lord
"If you're listening, I'm missing him
So somehow bring him home
How did it come to this?"

So the soldiers lift their rifles
And they're aiming at the head
They think of their first love before they take their final breath
And somewhere in the distance
They hear something someone said
"How did it come to this?"

And as you close your eyes for the big sleep
I hope you think of me, yeah

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