The Wallflowers — Sleepwalker
Album: Breach
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Released: 2000
Length: 3:20
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Maybe I could be the one they adore
That could be my reputation
It's where I'm from that lets them think I'm a whore
I'm an educated virgin

Now sleepwalker don't be shy
Now don't open your eyes tonight
You'll be the one that defends my life
While I'm dead asleep dreaming

Cupid don't draw back your bow
Sam Cooke didn't know what I know
I'll never be your valentine
The sleepwalker in me
And God only know that I tried

Now Let me in, Let me drown or learn how to swim
Just don't leave me at the window
I could be the one to be your next best friend
You may need someone to hold you
Sleepwalker take this knife
You may see someone tonight
You'd be the one who saves my life
When I'm dead asleep dreaming

Cupid don't draw back your bow
Sam Cooke didn't know what I know
Never be your valentine
The sleepwalker in me
God only know that I tried

I'm in your movie and everyone looks sad
But I can hear your voice in the laughtrack
But you never saw my best scene
The one where I sleep
I sleepwalk into your dreams

Now sleepwalker what's my line?
Now it's only a matter of time
Until I learn to open up my eyes
When I'm dead asleep dreaming

Now cupid don't draw back your bow
Sam Cooke didn't know what I know
Never be your valentine
The sleepwalker in me
Now the sleepwalker in me
Now the sleepwalker in me
And God only knows that I've tried
Comments (62)add comment
 greiffenstein wrote:
An example of how a mediocre legacy can make chart-topping music while so much incredible talent goes by unnoticed.  These guys are the musical equivalent of boiled cabbage...kinda stinks, pretty insipid, but some crazy old jackass out there thinks it's the bees knees and keeps making it.
 
Get over yourself.
 greiffenstein wrote:
An example of how a mediocre legacy can make chart-topping music while so much incredible talent goes by unnoticed.  These guys are the musical equivalent of boiled cabbage...kinda stinks, pretty insipid, but some crazy old jackass out there thinks it's the bees knees and keeps making it. 

 
I'm going to assume that you don't think this was done by Bob Dylan and that you recognize that his SON is in The Wallflowers and is not yet particularly crazy or old. With that in miind, your argument is invalid.  This is a perfectly crafted pop/rock song that was just right for the times in which it was released and still sounds good to these ears. 

Jakob has had to work harder due to the unmatchable legacy that his father is STILL leaving. This song, and others played here on RP, are great examples of how he has powered thru that obstacle to have his own sucessful career. 

This crazy old jackass is looking forward to his next offering, either solo or with The Wallflowers.
Hey! It's growing on me 😀
Pride of London all of sudden sings a rebel song.Lucky the  rebel has a tendency to swoop down in the woods.
 greiffenstein wrote:
An example of how a mediocre legacy can make chart-topping music while so much incredible talent goes by unnoticed.  These guys are the musical equivalent of boiled cabbage...kinda stinks, pretty insipid, but some crazy old jackass out there thinks it's the bees knees and keeps making it. 

 
I have to say, of all the opinions about your opinion I've seen, yours is the most impressed.
An example of how a mediocre legacy can make chart-topping music while so much incredible talent goes by unnoticed.  These guys are the musical equivalent of boiled cabbage...kinda stinks, pretty insipid, but some crazy old jackass out there thinks it's the bees knees and keeps making it. 
 h8rhater wrote:

It's a good thing they're not trying to.

 
Yeah, somebody could get burned!
 GeorgeMWoods wrote:
These guys couldn't hold a candle to Sam Cooke

 
It's a good thing they're not trying to.
These guys couldn't hold a candle to Sam Cooke
....loving this night time theme RP.... must be sleepy  time here at 42 degrees south...{#Sleep}....
 apsteinmetz wrote:
The opening chords command attention but the rest of the song is, as another poster said, "comfortable.". For a song in the same vein that lives up to it's opening, try "the last DJ" by tom petty.

 
Perhaps, but for better or worse, Tom Petty personifies "comfortable" music.
 apsteinmetz wrote:
The opening chords command attention but the rest of the song is, as another poster said, "comfortable.". For a song in the same vein that lives up to it's opening, try "the last DJ" by tom petty.

 
apsteinmetz, I thought the same about the opening chords and Tom Petty.....a good call.
Way too many Wallflowers songs being played here...
Finally a Dylan that can sing...but then he had to go and write these inane lyrics. Could have used his dad's lyrical sense and then this would have been a rather complete rock tune.
Good. Like a T.Petty sound.
Zimmermann jr.
 jagdriver wrote:
Stupid lyrics
 
no driving while drunk {#Rolleyes}

Stupid lyrics
The opening chords command attention but the rest of the song is, as another poster said, "comfortable.". For a song in the same vein that lives up to it's opening, try "the last DJ" by tom petty.
The musical equivalent to very functional, comfortable furniture.