SONG: Sleeping

SONG:

“Sleeping.” [Download]

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Based on “Naps Help Infants Form Memories“, Laboratory Equipment, 14 January 2015, as used in the post “Naps make memories (in infants).”

ABSTRACT:
I’m so tired. This is so late at night that I’m putting it in the queue.

Lots of delay (in both the musical sense and the getting-it-done sense). Tried to get a vocoder to work, but it refused.

My life would be so much better if I actually had a room somewhere I could, like, sing in. Rather than whispering in the living room in the middle of the night.

Anyway, it’s about babies, about remembering that thing that is always just out of reach of your conscious mind, that feeling of comfort and satisfaction that goes beyond words, that you can really only remember when you’re sleeping. Because sleep makes memories.

It made the memories when you were very young, before there were words to remember things by.

The lyrics don’t necessarily make sense, but they’re not meant to. Or maybe they do, you know. Maybe they do.

A feeling
Words can’t touch at all

If only
Words somehow recall

CH:
I remember
When I fall asleep
I remember
When I’m sleeping

VS:
In time
At the edge of what I say

As tired
As warm water on my skin

A feeling
long since run away

Revealing
Sinking in

CH:
I remember
When I fall asleep
I remember
When I’m sleeping

VS:
I breathe
Steam-powered machine

Receive
A history unseen

I breathe
Only when I dream

A feeling
Falls away from me

CH:
I remember
When I fall asleep
I remember
When I’m sleeping

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