The Big Sleep
Streetlight Manifesto Lyrics


Why do we 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 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 will put it to use
Until it's gone, gone, gone
Gone, gone, gone
Gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, yeah

Na, na, na

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

Na, na, na

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

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!

Na, na, na

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

Na, na, na

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

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

The 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
They're aiming at the head
They think of their first love before they take their final breaths
And some where 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

Na, na, na

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

Na, na, na

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JoeytheJoeyX3

"The 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...?"

It always gets me, each and every time. I love a band that can manage to choke me up.



Ben Giovinvecchio

Why do we 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 will put it to use.
Until it's gone, gone, gone.
Gone, gone, gone.
Gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, yeah.

And you close your eyes for the big sleep
I hope you think of me.

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.

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 you close your eyes for the big sleep
I hope you think of me.

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.

So how many more examples until we break?
How many sacrifices must we make?
Because we've all been there once before,
And it looks like we've returned once more.
Is this the beginning or the end?

The 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 breaths.
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.

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



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I'm Dad

around 10 years ago my friend basically dragged me to one of their shows when we were teenagers, turned out to be one of the best live performances I've seen in my life. Thanks T.

Alex Robinson

That's awesome! Similar situation here. I was a senior in highschool and the year was 2008. I didn't know the band but I knew my friends were going to a concert and I wanted to go. To this day it's the best live show I've ever seen! Then one day I showed it to my little bro and he loved it. We sang all the songs loud AF as we barreled down the road. What a wonderful life!

Evan11of10

"If only we were brave enough
to live the lives we stole,
what a wonderful world this could be."
Damn good line from a damn good song.

JoeytheJoeyX3

"The 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...?"

It always gets me, each and every time. I love a band that can manage to choke me up.

erika

These lyrics get me every time . Then again I had a brother who went to war when September 11 happened it just brings it to my head and my parents getting scared of every doorbell when he was away .

Ash

Gives me chills every time

Grant Lang

JoeytheJoeyX3 same here I love this band and that is one of my favorite lyrics

Buzzinbrina13

They're the best band. I cry a lot while I sing along to their songs.

SteveonLI

this part reminds me of 'the general' by dispatch

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Alex Morgan

Dude. This song is one of my top favorite songs. So quotable, and reminds me, even though I'm in highschool, and everyone makes fun of me, I can still dress sick as fuck

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