British Sea Power - To Get to Sleep Lyrics

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Took a pill last night, just to get to sleep
Put me on my back, not on my feet
Propylene across your eyes
To take me to the land of sighs

Had a drink last night, just to get to sleep
Put me on my back, knocked me off my feet
Filled my skin with ethylnol
To find some peace, to let it fall

Eight hours a day - call it twenty years
There's a place you can go
Free of lust, cupidity and fear

Oh it left my heart broken
It took my breath away
A lesson open
A little more each day

A little eyesore
A little Nytol
A little heartache
A little soothe-all

Melatonin, a little dose, takes things to a peaceful close
Commerce runs through your veins
And takes you from this waking plane
Industry on your side
To do what you do, when you get tired

Eight hours a day - call it twenty years
There's a place you can go
Free of lust, cupidity and fear

Oh it left my heart broken
It took my breath away
A little lesson open
A little more each day

A little eyesore
A little Nytol
A little heartache
A little soothe-all

A little eyesore
A little Nytol
A little heartache
A little soothe-all

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 It Ended on an Oily Stage
  • 2 Be Gone
  • 3 How Will I Ever Find My Way Home?
  • 4 Like a Honeycomb
  • 5 Please Stand Up
  • 6 North Hanging Rock
  • 7 To Get to Sleep
  • 8 Victorian Ice
  • 9 Oh Larsen B
  • 10 The Land Beyond
  • 11 True Adventures
  • 12 Don't You Want to Be a Bird


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Jan Scott Wilkinson, Martin Noble, Matthew James Wood
    album: Track 7 in album Open Season
    release date: 2005-3-30
    popularity : 81 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Pop Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 3:17
    mixer: Bill Price
    Album Information
    label: Rough Trade
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4988061873848
    script: Latin