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My Chemical Romance Sleep Lyrics

Last updated: 10/08/2011 11:00:00 AM

[Voice recording rewinds and plays certain parts, speeds up and slows down:]
"...Like last night, they are not like tremors, they are worse than tremors,
they are these terrors. And it's like, it feels like as if somebody
was gripping my throat and squeezing and..."


Some say
Now suffer all the children
And walk away a savior
Or a madman and polluted

From gutter institutions
Don't you breathe for me
Undeserving of your sympathy
'Cause there ain't no way that I'm sorry for what I did

And through it all
How could you cry for me?
'Cause I don't feel bad about it
So shut your eyes
Kiss me goodbye

Just sleep
The hardest part
Is letting go of
Your dreams

A drink
For the horror that I'm in
For the good guys and the bad guys
For the monsters that I've been
Three cheers for tyranny
Unapologetic apathy
'Cause there ain't no way that I'm coming back again

And through it all
How could you cry for me?
'Cause I don't feel bad about it
So shut your eyes
Kiss me goodbye

Just sleep
The hardest parts
The awful things that
I've seen



[Voice recording:]
"...Sometimes I see flames. And sometimes
I see people that I love dying and... it's always..."

[Screaming:] Wake up!

[Voice recording:]
"And I can't... I can't ever wake up."

Thanks to Hifatpeople for submitting Sleep Lyrics.

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about the song | Reviewer: killjoyslover | 10/8/11

Gerard describes in this song a "night terror" he experienced while recording at the Paramour Mansion. He felt like he was being strangled, and couldn't wake up or move. In his terrors he saw Joan of Arc burning and his loved ones dying. They saw a painting of an angel, when a band member moved something, the painting was revealed to have a demon reaching for the angel's feet. Bob also said that in the middle of the night, the bathtub in his bathroom would fill itself with water.

Hits close to home | Reviewer: Tyler | 10/6/09

this song is a great song and my gf is having trouble sleeping for a screwed up reason and everything so i showed her this song and she was instantly addicted........but now whenever i hear this song i feel srry for her not being able to sleep because of the nightmares :(

(: | Reviewer: hayleyy | 5/11/09

I absolutley adore this song, i have done for a while- its just one of those classics.
like loads of other people have said, the voice recordings make it, and they do.
Frank, Ray and Mikey are awesome in this song- not that they arent normally:P
ohhh. and the Gee-Z baby is coming sooon<3

Beautiful. | Reviewer: katie <3 nate | 10/11/08

This song is absolutely amazing. Probably one of my all-time favorites of MCR's, second only to Welcome to the Black Parade.
I love the voice recordings, they really make the song. It's eerie and creepy and miserable and I love it.
My favorite part would have to be the end:
"Wake up....!
And I can't, I can't ever wake up"

This song... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/11/08

This song is so beautiful. It almost makes me cry to think that Gerard had all these nightmares-it's truly beautiful!
It's basically about how Gerard had nightmares of all the people he loved dying and him dieing alone.
And I think the voice recordings are ones he made durning the night when he couldn't sleep and he kept waking up from the nightmares. The last one makes me think that this is how Gerard felt when he was awake as well, like he was losing everyone he cared about and was going to die alone.
I also think he's kind of singing it to all those people too.

Another theory, which is the theory I had when I first heard this song was that it was written for his brother, Mikey Way who suffered from depression during the creating of the black parade and would sneak into Gerard's room at night and sleep on the floor.

Either way, it's a beautiful song. Beautiful, but creepy at the same time.

my chemical romance is my love!!!! | Reviewer: mimi | 6/30/08

ahhh this is like, one of my favorite songs ever. mcr has the most amazing lyrics in the world. they make so much.... i dont know, they make so much sense... they apply so well to the world. and the way gerard sings it is just plain extraordinary =) ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Wow | Reviewer: Beccaalone | 12/29/07

I Fucking love this song! I dont think they have sold out with the black parade, they just have the attention and recognition that they deserve! I do agree that the old stuff like our lady of sorrows is better, but they are still my favorite band, and i would love anything they wrote, sang or played.

Sleep.. | Reviewer: Belle | 12/27/07

The way that this song is written makes it so captivating. i can really relate to this song (i have really bad dreams, due to thing that have happened to me, no i have'nt been raped} its not only this song but all of their songs from all their albums have a way of staying with you, yeah that sounds crazy but thats me.. And if you think MCR are sellouts, think what you want, yes they have changed but everyone changes, you have different experiences, different ways of expressing yourself like to express myself i USED to cut but now i write songs that crap. So dont judge them their intiled to experiment with their music.

Rock On!

nice song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/26/07

i love that song! it's so nice and so perfect!
my chemical romance is the best band ever!
ever since i heard their songs i liked them right away

about the voice... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/25/07

the voice talking in the beginning and other parts of the song are gerard. when they were recording the album he had night terrors and would tape record himself talking about them. in the song they are then played either sped up or at normal speed.