I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It Album Lyrics by The 1975


The 1975 Lyrics

I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It Lyrics
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The 1975

Go down
Soft sound
Midnight
Car lights
Playing with the air
Breathing in your hair
Go down
Soft sound
Step into your skin? I'd rather jump in your bones
Taking up your mouth, so you breathe through your nose.



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Love Me

And hey! Would you
Like to look
Outside sometimes? (No)
I'm just with my
Friends online
And there's things we'd like to change
Next thing you'll find you're
Reading 'bout yourself
On a plane, fame, what a shame
Oh, well, just keep looking, looking, looking, looking

And love me (Yeah)
If that's what you wanna do (Oh, yeah)
And love me (Yeah)
If that's what you wanna do (Oh, yeah)

You've been reading 'bout yourself
On a plane, fame for a change
Caught up in fashion
Karcrashian panache
A bag of bash for passion
You've got a beautiful face but got nothing to say (Oh!)
You look famous, let's be friends
And portray we possess something important
And do the things we like, meaning

We've just come to represent
A decline in the standards are what we accept
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, no

And love me (Yeah, oh)
If that's what you wanna do (Oh, yeah)
And love me (Love me, yeah)
If that's what you wanna do (Oh, yeah)

Oh, so sack off your calendar
Give it to the people
Be the man that
Gets 'em up on their feet
Say "Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh"

Love me (Yeah, oh)
And love me (Yeah)
If that's what you wanna do (Oh)



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UGH!

Hey boy, stop pacing 'round the room
Using other people's faces as a mirror for you
I know your lungs need filling
Since your gums have lost their feeling
But don't say that you're giving it up again

And do you have a card?
My irregular heart beat is starting to compact itself
He's just a simple diabetic that prevents the empathetic
From being just and giving it up

And you're the only thing that's going on in my mind
Taking over my life a second time
I don't have the capacity for f*cking
You're meant to be helping me
When I said I liked it better without my money, I lied
It took a little while to recognize
That I, I'm not giving it up again

This conversation's not about reciprocation no more
But I'm gon' wait until you finish so I can talk some more
About me and my things, my car, my living
And how I'm giving it up, giving it up again

And you're the only thing that's going on in my mind
Taking over my life a second time
I don't have the capacity for f*cking
You're meant to be helping me
When I said I liked it better without my money, I lied
It took a little while to recognize
That I, I'm not giving it up again

Oh the kick won't last for long
But the song only lasts 3 minutes
I think I've lost my phone
So won't you call it up for me?
Oh the kick won't last for long
But the song only lasts 3 minutes
And I know it's wrong
But give me one

And you're the only thing that's going on in my mind
Taking over my life a second time
I don't have the capacity for f*cking
You're meant to be helping me
When I said I liked it better without my money, I lied
It took a little while to recognize
That I, I'm not giving it up again

I'm not giving it up
I'm not giving it up
I'm not giving it up
I'm not giving it up
I'm not giving it up, giving it up
I'm not giving it up, giving it up



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A Change Of Heart

Are we awake?
Am I too old to be this stoned?
Was it your breasts from the start? They played a part

For goodness sake
I wasn't told you'd be this cold
Now it's my time to depart and I just had a change of heart

I'll quote "on the road" like a twat and wind my way out of the city
Finding a girl who is equally pretty won't be hard
Oh, I just had a change of heart

You smashed a glass into pieces
That's around the time I left
When you were coming across as clever
Then you lit the wrong end of a cigarette
You said I'm full of diseases
Your eyes were full of regret
And then you took a picture of your salad
And put it on the Internet

And she said, "I've been so worried about you lately"
You look shit and smell a bit"
You're mad thinking you could ever save me
Not looking like that

You used to have a face straight out of a magazine
Now you just look like anyone
I just had a change of heart
I feel as though I was deceived
I never found love in the city
I just sat in self-pity and cried in the car
I just had a change of heart

Then she said, "I've been so worried 'bout you lately
You were fit but you're losing it
You played a part, this is how it starts"
Oh I just had a change of heart

I just had a change of heart
Oh I just had a change of heart
Oh I just had a change of heart
Oh I just had a change of heart
Oh I just had a change of heart
Oh I just had a change of heart
Oh I just had a change of heart
Oh I just had a change of heart



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She's American

A big town
Synthetic apparitions of not being lonely
"Look! He's having a breakdown
Oh what a let down, a shame, I think he might die!"
She's dancing enthralling, I guess I gotta wait my turn
I said, "Don't fall in love with the moment"
She said I've got a lot to learn

You know I'm in love with this city
But the green is turning brown
And I just look pathetic now

If she likes it cause we just don't eat
And we're so intelligent, she's American
If she says I've got to fix my teeth
Then she's so American (she's American)
If she likes it cause we just don't eat
And we're socially relevant, she's American
If she says I've got to fix my teeth
Then she's so American (she's American)

She's inducing sleep to avoid pain
And I think she's got a gun divinely decreed and custom made
She calls on the phone like the old days, expecting the world
Don't fall in love with the moment
And think you're in love with the girl

There's no more water in this city
But be careful or you'll drown
You think you've got it figured out

If she likes it cause we just don't eat
And we're so intelligent, she's American
If she says I've got to fix my teeth
Then she's so American (she's American)
If she likes it cause we just don't eat
And we're socially relevant, she's American
If she says I've got to fix my teeth
Then she's so American (she's American)

Well, your face has got a hold on me
But your brain is proper weird
Are you feeling the same?
You just keep nodding at me looking vacant

If she likes it cause we just don't eat
And we're so intelligent, she's American
If she says I've got to fix my teeth
Then she's so American (she's American)
If she likes it cause we just don't eat
And we're socially relevant, she's American
If she says I've got to fix my teeth
Then she's so American (she's American)



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If I Believe You

I've got a God shaped hole that's infected
And I'm petrified of being alone
It's pathetic, I know

And I toss and I turn in my bed
It's just like I lost my head (lost my head)

And if I believe you, would that make it stop?
If I told you I need you, is that what you want?
I'm broken and bleeding and begging for help
And I'm asking you Jesus, show yourself

I thought I'd met you once or twice but that was just because the dabs
Were nice and opening up my mind - showing me consciousness is primary
In the universe and I had a revelation

I'll be your child if you insist
I mean, if it was you that made by body you probably shouldn't have made
Me atheist
I'm a lesbian kiss
I'm an evangelist
And "If you don't wanna go to hell then Miss, you better start
Selling this"

And if I believe you, would that make it stop?
If I told you I need you, is that what you want?
I'm broken and bleeding and begging for help
And I'm asking you Jesus, show yourself

If I'm lost, then how can I find myself?
If I'm lost then how can I find myself?
If I'm lost then how can I find myself?
If I'm lost now then how can I find myself?
If I'm lost now then how can I find myself?
If I'm lost then how can I find myself?
Then how can I find myself?
If I'm lost now then how can I find myself?
Yeah, yeah, yeah
If I'm lost now then how can I find myself?
Yeah, yeah



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Lostmyhead

And you said I've lost my head
Can you see it? Can you see it?
Belly aches while you're in bed
Can you feel it? Can you feel it?



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The Ballad Of Me And My Brain

And well, I think I've gone mad
Isn't that so sad?
And what a shame you've lost a brain that you never had
Oh, mum check the car - It can't have gone far
I must have left it on a train or lost in a bar
It's likely in a Sainsbury's
Flirting with the girls and waiting for me
I jumped on a bus, declared my name
And asked if anybody had seen my brain
Your brain was last seen going for a run
And would you sign an autograph for my daughter Laura?
'Cause she adores ya
But I think you're shit
"I've gotta look for my brain for a bit!"
I stepped outside, it hurt my eyes
"Well what do you expect when you've got no mind!"
I searched all day it drove me insane
"Where would I be if I was my brain?" "

The nice nurse told me said she felt my pain
But couldn't find a single trace of my brain
"Oops I did it again" started playing
Forget my brain, remember my pain



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Somebody Else

So I heard you found somebody else
And at first I thought it was a lie
I took all my things that make sounds
The rest I can do without

I don't want your body
But I hate to think about you with somebody else
Our love has gone cold
You're intertwining your soul with somebody else

I'm looking through you while you're looking through your phone
And then leaving with somebody else
Oh, I don't want your body
But I'm picturing your body with somebody else

Come on baby
This ain't the last time that I'll see your face
Come on baby
You said you'd find someone to take my place

Oh I just don't believe that you have got it in you cause
We are just gonna keep 'doin' it' and everytime
I start to believe in anything you're saying
I'm reminded that I should be getting over it

I don't want your body
But I hate to think about you with somebody else
Our love has gone cold
You're intertwining your soul with somebody else

I'm looking through you while you're looking through your phone
And then leaving with somebody else
Oh, I don't want your body
But I'm picturing your body with somebody else

Get someone you love?
Get someone you need?
F*ck that
Get Money
I can't give you my soul
Cause we're never alone
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I don't want your body
But I hate to think about you with somebody else
Our love has gone cold
You're intertwining your soul with somebody else

I'm looking through you while you're looking through your phone
And then leaving with somebody else
Oh, I don't want your body
But I'm picturing your body with somebody else



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Loving Someone

Yeah, you should be loving someone
Oh, oh, loving someone
Yeah, you should be loving someone
Oh, oh, loving someone
Yeah, you should be...

My heart is telling me the telly isn't telling me anything
I need but it needs to keep you selling me
Besides celebrities lacking in integrity
Holding up the status quo instead of showing your kids
That they matter, who're you gonna batter next?
Just keep hold of their necks and keep selling them sex
It's better if we keep them perplexed
It's better if we make them want the opposite sex
Disenfranchised young criminal minds
And you camp out beside where your man resides
You're not slow, it's just never been shown
That you should...

...be loving someone
Oh, oh, loving someone
Yeah, you should be loving someone
Oh, oh, loving someone
Oh, oh...

We're all human, we're just like you man
We're sentient or something or other
I can't remember, whatever
We shouldn't have people afloat
If it was safer underground, we wouldn't be on a boat
Charlatan telepathy, exploiting insecurity, and preying on the purity
Of grief and it's simplicity but I know that maybe I'm too skeptical
Even Guy Debord needed spectacles, you see
I'm the Greek economy of cashing intellectual cheques
And I'm trying to progress, but instead of selling sex...
And I think I should be...

...loving someone
Oh, oh, loving someone
Yeah, you should be loving someone
Oh, oh, loving someone
Yeah, you should be loving someone
Oh, oh, loving someone
Yeah, you should be loving someone
Oh, oh, loving someone
Yeah, you should be...

I am forever alongside the boys in jumpers on bikes
With schools and cars with autumn leaves
Fallen sparse across the mid-afternoon
She blazed about how 'cultural language
Which is not going to exist on a simple interface
When they feel and miss when [?] tested
Individuals who understand the human condition
Then they understand the duality of our own reality
Living life and treating it as such
There's a certain disconnect
With the culture that controls the artist with comfort and abandon
Between the spires and the morning boozer that likes
Sitting in that orange English light
At certain points, English shadow
peering off the side of age

...loving someone
Oh, oh, loving someone
Yeah, you should be loving someone
Oh, oh, loving someone
Yeah, you should be loving someone
Oh, oh, loving someone
Yeah, you should be loving someone
Oh, oh, loving someone
Yeah, you should be loving someone
Oh, oh, loving someone
Oh, oh...



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I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It

Before you go, turn the big light off
Before you go, (please don't go) turn the big light off
Before you go, (please don't go) turn the big light off
Before you go, (please don't go) turn the big light off



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The Sound

[x2:]
Well I know when you're around cause I know the sound
I know the sound, of your heart
Well I know when you're around cause I know the sound
I know the sound, of your heart

I can't believe I forgot your name
Oh baby won't you come again?
She said "I've got a problem with your shoes and your tunes
But I might move in" and
"I thought that you were straight, now I'm wondering"

You're so conceited
I said "I love you"
What does it matter if I lie to you?
I don't regret it but I'm glad that we're through
So don't you tell me that you 'just don't get it'
Cause I know you do.

Well I know when you're around cause I know the sound
I know the sound, of your heart
Well I know when you're around cause I know the sound
I know the sound, of your heart

It's not about reciprocation it's just all about me
A sycophantic, prophetic, Socratic junkie wannabe
There's so much skin to see
A simple Epicurean Philosophy
And you say I'm such a cliche,
I can't see the difference in it either way.
And we left things to protect my mental health
But you call me when you're bored and you're playing with yourself

You're so conceited
I said "I love you"
What does it matter if I lie to you?
I don't regret it but I'm glad that we're through
So don't you tell me that you 'just don't get it'
Cause I know you do.

Well I know when you're around cause I know the sound
I know the sound, of your heart
Well I know when you're around cause I know the sound
I know the sound, of your heart
Well I know when you're around cause I know the sound
I know the sound, of your heart
Well I know when you're around cause I know the sound
I know the sound, of your heart

Well I know when you're around cause I know the sound
I know the sound, of your heart
Well I know when you're around cause I know the sound
I know the sound, of your heart
Well I know when you're around cause I know the sound
I know the sound, of your heart
Well I know when you're around cause I know the sound
I know the sound, of your heart



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This Must Be My Dream

I personify the 'adolescent on a phone'
Speaking like I'm bigger than my body
I personify that lack of freedom in your life
And I'm sure she'll be gone in a second

Let me tell you 'bout this girl
I thought she'd rearrange my world
Takes a particular type of girl
To put my heart under arrest
So why is this feeling on my chest?

(This must be my dream)
Wide awake before I found you
(This must be my dream)
I can't wait for you boy
(Wake me from my dream)
What does all our love amount to?
(This must be my dream)
We can't make love when you fly around me baby

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Pipe down, you're no lover
This feeling keeps your body tune
Well, I thought it was love but I guess I must be dreaming
'Bout feeling something instead of you

"What did I tell you 'bout this girl?"
The one to rearrange your world?
You got excited and now you find out that your 'girl' won't even get you undressed or care about your beating chest

(This must be my dream)
Wide awake before I found you
(This must be my dream)
I can't wait for you boy
(Wake me from my dream)
What does all our love amount to?
(This must be my dream)
We can't make love when you fly around me baby
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(This must be my dream)
Wide awake before I found you
(This must be my dream)
I can't wait for you boy
(Wake me from my dream)
What does all our love amount to?
(This must be my dream)
We can't make love when you fly around me baby

(This must be my dream)
Wide awake before I found you
(This must be my dream)
I can't wait for you boy
(Wake me from my dream)
What does all our love amount to?
(This must be my dream)
We can't make love when you fly around me baby



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Paris

She said hello, she was letting me know
We share friends in Soho
She's a pain in the nose
I'm a pain in women's clothes
You're a walking overdose in a great coat

And so she wrote a plan for it on the back of a fag packet
She had to leave because she couldn't hack it
Not enough noise and too much racket
I think I've spent all my money and your friends, oh

But how I'd love to go to Paris again
And how I'd love to go to Paris again

Mr. Serotonin Man, lend me a gram
You call yourself a friend?
I've got two left feet and I'm starting to cheat
On my girlfriend again
I caught her picking her nose
As the crowd cheered for an overdose
And I don't suppose you know where this train goes
There was a party that she had to miss
Because her friend kept cutting her wrists
Hyper-politicized sexual trysts
"Oh, I think my boyfriend's a nihilist"
As I said "Hey kids! we're all just the same
What a shame"

You know, how I'd love to go to Paris again
And how I'd love to go to Paris again

Oh stop being an arsehole
And counting my eye rolls
There like piss holes in the snow
Uh oh
Keeping a tab on my health
Man you're putting me up on a shelf
Well I'll believe you're clean
But only by seeing your face for myself

And then she pointed at the bag of her dreams
In a well posh magazine
I said "I'm done, babe I'm out of the scene, "
But I was picking up from Bethnal Green
She said I'd been romanticizing heroin
And oh how I'd love to go to Paris, to Paris again
And how I'd love to go to Paris again
And how I'd love to go to Paris again
And how I'd love to go to Paris again



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Nana

I wish you'd walk in again
Imagine if you just did
I'd fill you in on the things you missed
Oh sleepless knight, a grown up man dressed in white
Who I thought might just save your life
But he couldn't, so you died

I don't like it, now you're dead
It's not the same when I scratch my own head
I haven't got the nails for it
And I know that God doesn't exist
And all of the palaver surrounding it
But I like to think you hear me sometimes

So I reached for a borrowed fleece
From my dad or from Denise
Always trying to keep warm, when you're the sun

I sat with you beside your bed and cried
For things that I wish I'd said
You still had your nails red
And if I live past 72, I hope I'm half as cool as you

I got my pen and thought that I'd write
A melody and line for you tonight
I think that's how I make things feel alright

Made in my room, this simple tune
Will always keep me close to you
The crowds will sing their voices ring
And it's like you never left

But I'm bereft you see
I think you can tell
I haven't been doing too well



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She Lays Down

And she lays down on her bedroom floor
The chemicals that make her laugh
Don't seem to be working anymore
She tries her best, but it hurts her chest
And even though her son is gone
She'd like to love her child nevertheless

My hair is brown, she's scared to touch
And she just wants to feel something
And I don't think that's asking for too much
And when I go to sleep it's when she begins to weep

She's appalled by not loving me at all
She wears a frown and dressing gown
When she lays down

Well we got a plane, going to see my dad again
She prayed that we fell from the sky
Simply to alleviate the pain
Over the water, hmm
Over terrain
The engines all go bust, we turned to dust
And I've no reason to complain, yeah
And in the end, she chose cocaine
But it couldn't fix her brain

She's appalled oh she doesn't love me at all
She wears a frown and dressing gown
When she lays down

That was it



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How To Draw

(Bonus Track)

I've not learned
How to draw

I've not learned
How to draw

What if you die with all of the cameras?
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