When Love Goes to Sleep 
    (Difford/Tilbrook) 

    WARNING: These lyrics are unconfirmed and may be inaccurate. They represent the best attempt at deciphering the song we have yet to see. 
     

      When the world has gone to sleep 
      I'm still up among the sheep 
      With my feet out of the bed 
      I'm my one and only friend 
      In my room of many nights 
      Many boys and many lights 
      I've been turned on and off 
      So my heart's a little soft 
      It's led to this here tonight 
      Now there's just me here with I 

      When the place is in a mess 
      And you've tried to do your best 
      When the boys have come around 
      To pick up and then put down 
      All your tries are being judged 
      By the one you never loved 
      When the moment finally strikes 
      He gets dressed and says good night 
      And you're puzzled by the mood 
      Because the piece that's missing's glued  

      No I'm not sleeping around 
      My bed's turned up, turned down 
      But when he decides to stay  
      I'll sleep through all the love we make  
      When love goes to sleep.... 

      When the world has gone to bed 
      I'm my one and only friend 
      Just a cup with lipstick on 
      Is all I'm left with now he's gone 
      Now I can't get off to sleep 
      I'm among the lonely sheets 
      All my plans again destroyed 
      This doll doesn't like to toy 
      Must be something that I've said  
      That leaves me this empty bed 

      No I'm not sleeping around, my bed's turned up, turned down 
      But when he decides to say I'll sleep through all the love we make  
      When love goes to sleep.... 

       

    Contributed by Roy Methley and Lily Giordano 


  • FROM THE ALBUM: The Six of One edition of Sweets From a Stranger.
  • Written for a female singer, this was recorded by Billy Bremner (Rockpile guitarist) with necessary amendments for gender that the Squeeze version does not make.
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