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Only When I Sleep lyrics

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You're only just a dreamboat
Sailing in my head
You swim my secret oceans
Of coral blue and red
Your smell is incense burning
Your touch is silken yet
It reaches through my skin
And moving from within
It clutches at my breast

But it's only when I sleep
See you in my dreams
You got me spinning round and round
Turning upside-down
But I only hear you breathe
Somewhere in my sleep
Got me spinning round and round
Turning upside-down
But its only when I sleep

And when I wake from slumber
Your shadow's disappear
Your breath is just a sea mist
Surrounding my body
I'm workin' through the daytime
But when it's time to rest
I'm lying in my bed
Listening to my breath
Falling from the edge

But it's only when I sleep
See you in my dreams (dreams)
You got me spinning round and round
Turning upside-down
But I only hear you breathe
Somewhere in my sleep (in my sleep)
Got me spinning round and round
Turning upside-down
But its only when I sleep...
Yeah-yeah-eh Yeah-yeah-eh
Yeah-yeah-eh-eh
It's only when I sleep

[Instrumental]

Up to the sky
Where angels fly
I'll never die
Hawaiian High

It's reaching through my skin
Movin' from within
And clutches at my breasts...

But it's only when I sleep...
See you in my dreams, (dreams)
You got me spinning round and round
Turning upside-down
But I only hear you breathe

In bed I lie
No need to cry
My sleeping cry
Hawaiian High

But it's only when I sleep (ah...)
Got me spinning round and round
Turning upside-down...

Song Details

Only When I Sleep was released in September 1997 as the lead single from their album Talk on Corners. The song was written by The Corrs and Oliver Leiber. Musically, the song is a blend of traditional Celtic sounds with contemporary pop and rock influences, featuring a prominent violin intro and folky acoustic guitar chords.

The song about the power of dreams and how they can provide solace in times of sorrow. The song tells the story of a woman who finds comfort in her dreams, as they provide her with a place to escape to when she is feeling down.

The lyrics suggest that the dreams are a place of refuge, a place where she can be free from the troubles of the world. The song is a reminder that even in the darkest of times, there is always hope and beauty to be found in our dreams.

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