Mean Sleep Song Lyrics

Van Hunt feat. Nikka Costa

Van Hunt feat. Nikka Costa On the Jungle Floor cover art
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What can be scraped together, from our long worn emotions?
Handfuls of hate and a bittersweet devotion
'Cause I am pushing cobwebs, and I'm folding into myself
Who will find me under this mean sleep?

[Chorus:]
How could the clouds tease us into thinking it might rain?
How could the need deceive us into thinking things might change?
I had a mean sleep over you
And it hurts coming back to life

You could burn a thousand days and I would need no other light
You could die a thousand ways and I'd still love you back to life
Without a lover to wake me,
And my loneliness like quicksand,
What can be scraped together, from our long worn emotions?
Handfuls of hate and a bittersweet devotion
'Cause I am pushing cobwebs, and I'm folding into myself
Who will find me under this mean sleep?

[Chorus:]
How could the clouds tease us into thinking it might rain?
How could the need deceive us into thinking things might change?
I had a mean sleep over you
And it hurts coming back to life

You could burn a thousand days and I would need no other light
You could die a thousand ways and I'd still love you back to life
Without a lover to wake me,
And my loneliness like quicksand,

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Intro
  • 2 If I Take You Home (Upon...)
  • 3 Hot Stage Lights
  • 4 Daredevil, Baby
  • 5 Ride, Ride, Ride
  • 6 Being a Girl
  • 7 Suspicion (She Knows Me Too Well)
  • 8 Mean Sleep
  • 9 Priest or Police
  • 10 Character
  • 11 Interlude
  • 12 No Sense of Crime
  • 13 At the End of a Slow Dance
  • 14 The Thrill of This Love
  • 15 Hole in My Heart
  • 16 The Night Is Young


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Cree Summer, Van Hunt
    album: Track 8 in album On the Jungle Floor
    release date: 2006-4-4
    popularity : 222 users have visited this page.
    genres: Funk / Soul
    styles: Rhythm & Blues/Neo Soul
    length: 4:08

    Album Information

    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 0724347485121
    script: Latin