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Anathema Lyrics

You will never know what's behind my skull
So won't you say goodnight so I can say goodbye.

You will never know what's under my hair
So won't you say goodnight so I can say goodbye.

You will never know what's under my skin
So won't you...

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    Jun 22nd 2018 report

    I feel like this song can relate to anyone who is struggling with anxiety and/or depression. For me, my thoughts often drag with me until my mind looses consciousness and I dive into sleep. Sleep is one of my forms of escape from these dark thoughts, and I am sure many people find sleep as an escape as well. When the song says "Won't you say goodnight, so I can say goodbye," is saying that once Tyler goes to sleep, his thoughts do too. He can say goodbye to them for the night, only to meet them again in the morning. I feel like we all can feel like this at times though, we all would like to say goodbye to our thoughts every once in a while. And sometimes we can, other times its temporary, and most of the time the thoughts never stop.

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    May 29th 2017 report

    haven't you taken enough from me?
    won't you torture someone else's sleep?

    these lines resonate so much with me. it is a plea for depression and anxiety to please, PLEASE give me a break. it's when you've been crying for forever ("the tears and the fears begin to multiply")and you just want rest, to be able to lie down and be unbothered by dark thoughts. it's a feeling of being helpless and begging to God ("i'm falling farther, calling my father") for it to stop.

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    May 1st 2020 report

    i think it can also be about a crush that you have but then you get tired of him/her that you just don't want to think about them but you can't stop it

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    Jul 11th 2018 report

    I think that this song is about a person who deals with sleeping disorders. He/She can't sleep because the thoughts about suicide, depression and about everything else won't stop.

  5. anonymous
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    Oct 11th 2017 report

    When he says “so won’t you say goodnight, so I can say goodbye” he’s basically saying he’s done with life and once the person goes to sleep he’s done

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    Sep 30th 2017 report

    When it says “Won’t you say goodnight, so I can say goodbye”, I think it means since nobody understood him, he wants to say goodbye to those people for “ruining his dreams”. Maybe...

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    Aug 11th 2017 report

    When it says won't you say goodnight so i can say goodbye, maybe it means how, to someone else it's just saying goodnight and to wake up the next morning but to Tyler it's so I can say goodbye so like sleeping is an escape from all your problems idk

  8. anonymous
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    May 24th 2017 report

    It's a suicide note maybe? Maybe it's someone trying to get a goodnight out of someone so that they can feel that nothing was left on an open note?

  9. anonymous
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    Nov 11th 2016 report

    My hearts getting harder I'm calling my father and I..

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