I Go To Sleep

Album: Pretenders II (1981)
Charted: 7
  • When I look up from my pillow
    I dream you are there with me
    Though you are far away
    I know you'll always be near to me

    I go to sleep, sleep
    And imagine that you're there with me
    I go to sleep, sleep
    And imagine that you're there with me

    I look around me
    And feel you are ever so close to me
    Each tear that flows from my eye
    Brings back memories of you to me

    I go to sleep, sleep
    And imagine that you're there with me
    I go to sleep, sleep
    And imagine that you're there with me

    I was wrong, I will cry
    I will love you till the day I die
    You were all, you alone and no one else
    You were meant for me

    When morning comes again
    I have the loneliness you left me
    Each day drags by
    Until finally my time descends on me

    I go to sleep, sleep
    And imagine that you're there with me
    I go to sleep, sleep
    And imagine that you're there with me Writer/s: Ray Davies
    Publisher: Kassner Associated Publishers Ltd
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • AnonymousListen to Anika's version, the first time i heard this song was from her and it was absolutely a piece of art. They way the song circles back into itself is more pronounced in Anika's version.
  • Saira from Buffalo, NySia's version introduced me to this song. While I think her arrangement of it is absolutely magnificent (the cello is brilliant, although the french horns, i think, from the Pretenders is also a nice touch), Sia's voice kinda blew it for me. The words are too beautiful to be gargled and muffled. I really wish someone else would remake it... maybe Dido, someone who can evoke Sia's emotion, but with clarity....
  • Sara from Houston, TxThere is also a great live cover of this that I've heard by Rasputina. There's nothing like a song covered with cellos.
  • Jaridon from Portland, OrSia(from Zero 7)'s rendition of this tune is brilliant. She says in the liner notes that the Chrissie Hynde version was her inspiration. The band consists of a guitar, bass, drums, keyboard/synth, cello, and of course, Sia's vocals. The blend of sounds is mesmerizing, especially the repetition of the chorus.

    From her live CD "Lady Croissant".
    -(http://www.astralwerks.com/sia/)
  • Nicola Desouza from Mumbai, IndiaThis song was also sung by Cher who killed it. Last year a French group called Les Oisives covered the song using heavy AccordÃ?on sound. I've heard various versions, but Chryssie Hynde's version is haunting and takes me to other dimensions.
    you can hear Les Oisives Version here :
    http://www.pudding-prod.com/lesoisives/pages%20htm/chansons/oisives-igotosleep.htm
  • Graham from Birmingham, EnglandThis song was also covered by the Solihull band 'The Applejacks' in the mid sixties
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