A Song For Sleeping

Album: Shangri-La Dee Da (2001)
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  • Finally I've met you
    The day has come
    You're more than beautiful
    And you're my son

    I don't deserve this
    I never thought it could be
    Quite like the moment
    When you first smiled at me
    A toothless, wonderful feeling
    Like I'd never seen

    It's you, Noah, it's you

    And when you lie down to sleep
    I'll protect you
    From the demons of the night
    While I'm watching you grow

    I'll pray
    There's so much I could teach you
    If you only have the time
    There's so much God can teach you
    If you only have the time

    So will you tell me the little things?
    What does God look like?
    And angels' wings?
    I don't remember these things
    So would you teach them to me?
    So for the moment
    I'll watch you breathe

    And when you wake up in the morning
    And I pour the coffee
    You're always smiling, sweetly Writer/s: Dean Deleo, Eric Kretz, Robert Emile Deleo, Scott Richard Weiland
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Satan'slittlehelper from Westbury, NyI love this song. I actually sing it to my children every night when I put them to bed. I just subtitute "noah"(weiland's son) with my children's names. Sometimes they request an encore. Truly a beautiful song.
  • Matthew Doroshow from Philadelphia, PaThis is my favorite STP song.
  • Mike from Mckinney, TxScott actually wrote this song in a crack-house while he wanted someone to sing him to sleep, he decided to do it himself and wrote this song real quick. Wait, no. I just made that up.
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