Sleepyhead
Iko Lyrics


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sleepyhead in * you fell.....
and it would be cool to say we're falling apart at the scenes
keep it in your heart as long as you want...
and down to your soul
my heart is a graveyard without you
you said you'd love me to death
you said we all disapperar in the end
you said by christmas i'll be doing fine but it seems i'm not yet

the drean your skin all over in you scream stars in the flesh don't mean that ..... keep me a wake

you said you'd love me to death
you said we all disappear in the end
you said by cristmas i'll be doing fine, buit it seems i'm not yet

you said we all disappear in the end
you said by christmas i'll be doing fine
it seems i'm not yet

and when you look in his eyes tell me you wish those eyes were mine
and when you in lay in his arms tell me you wish those arms were mine




and when they come for me promise me this you'll be standing next to me
and when they bury me promise me this they'll bury you next to me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Sleepyhead" by Iko explore themes of longing, heartache, and a sense of fading away. The song opens with the image of a "sleepyhead" falling, suggesting a feeling of drifting or losing control. The idea of falling apart at the seams is introduced, indicating a sense of deterioration or breakdown in a relationship. Despite this, the singer urges the listener to hold onto these feelings, to keep them in their heart and soul. The imagery of a graveyard without the other person emphasizes the emptiness and sense of loss that comes with their absence.


The repeated lines "you said you'd love me to death" and "we all disappear in the end" hint at a fatalistic view of love and life. The mention of Christmas as a benchmark for feeling "fine" but not yet reaching that point adds an element of temporal longing and a perception of time passing without resolution. The reference to keeping the singer awake with the dream of their skin and presence suggests an inability to let go or move on from the relationship.


The repetition of the lines about disappearing and not being fine by Christmas highlights the cyclical nature of the singer's feelings of loss and inadequacy. The longing intensifies as the singer imagines the listener with someone else, wishing their eyes and arms belonged to them instead. The plea for the listener to stand and be buried next to them signifies a desire for eternal connection and companionship, even in death. The lyrics evoke a profound sense of yearning, regret, and a fear of being forgotten or left behind.


In conclusion, the lyrics of "Sleepyhead" convey a complex mix of emotions, from melancholy and heartbreak to longing and a deep desire for connection. The imagery of falling, disappearing, and being buried next to someone highlights the singer's sense of fragility and impermanence in the face of love and loss. The song captures the bittersweet struggle of holding onto the past while yearning for a future that may never fully materialize.


Line by Line Meaning

sleepyhead in * you fell.....
Feeling tired, you drifted off to sleep...


and it would be cool to say we're falling apart at the scenes
It would be interesting to admit that our relationship is falling apart on the surface...


keep it in your heart as long as you want...
Hold onto your feelings for as long as you desire...


and down to your soul
Even deep down in your soul...


my heart is a graveyard without you
Without you, my heart feels like a lifeless cemetery...


you said you'd love me to death
You promised to love me until the end of your days...


you said we all disappear in the end
You mentioned that we all eventually fade away...


you said by christmas i'll be doing fine but it seems i'm not yet
You assured me that by Christmas I would be doing well, but it appears I'm still struggling...


the drean your skin all over in you scream stars in the flesh don't mean that ..... keep me a wake
The touch of your skin all over me, the sensation of stars within your flesh, although it may keep me awake...


you said we all disappear in the end
You mentioned that we all eventually disappear...


you said by cristmas i'll be doing fine, buit it seems i'm not yet
You promised that by Christmas I would be okay, but it looks like I'm not there yet...


and when you look in his eyes tell me you wish those eyes were mine
If you look into his eyes and wish they were mine...


and when you in lay in his arms tell me you wish those arms were mine
When you lay in his arms and secretly wish they were mine...


and when they come for me promise me this you'll be standing next to me
When they come for me, promise to stand by my side...


and when they bury me promise me this they'll bury you next to me
When they bury me, make sure they bury you next to me...




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