The Big Sleep
Toh Kay Lyrics


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

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

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
You're impossible
You're impossible

So, how many more examples until we break?
So how many sacrifices must we make?
Because we've all been there once before
And it looks like we've returned once more
So 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, yeah

Na, na, na...

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

Na, na, na...

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Comments from YouTube:

Rafael Pulfer

I think this is exactly what Streetlight Manifesto is all about. Just beautifull songs, mostly about depressing things, either you take it cheerfull and dance your troubles away or you decide to endure the pain and listen to Toh Kay himself =)

Eric Smith

I like the original way better, but I'm definitely playing this low key version for my baby when she's born. :-)

Koro sensei

How is you baby doing? I hope well

Lindsey

This song popped into my head out of nowhere and I just had to hear it ❤

SteveonLI

this is quite a song, wow. there is something about it that people adhere to. i learned it not here .... but from alice banks in yorkshire. i cut back on the lyrics -- played it on keyboards -- and posted it on my yt channel, which uhhh has 100's of folky stuff. i am an older guy (US) and i had not been familiar w toh or SM til i heard of them via alice. i also did 2 tom waits songs which i learned from her

Riku Anita

@SteveonLI you told me what you do for a living so i guess ill do the same, i am an aspiring YouTuber and im 14 yrs old as of 7/4/16.i cant say im surprised he didnt have any SM or toh kay, it seems like a large community but it really isnt.

SteveonLI

i am a karaoke chronic on long island and i was surprised that one of my main k guys didnt have any SM on his machine. i lean a lot toward more toh kay than SM in any case . . . . and when i play stuff at home it is very often w an acoustic sensibility. and it all started with that singer from yorkshire ha

Riku Anita

when my brother started listening to SM i wasn't sure how i felt about their songs at first but at this point i want an official SM shirt

Holden Speed

This is so nice i love his voice and his guitaring so much

Operation NOFX

Listen and love the music that is all there is to it.

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